Ouija Shark is a 2020 Canadian comedy horror feature film about teenage girls that summon an ancient man-eating shark after playing with a spirit board.
Directed by Brett Kelly [as Scott Patrick] (Ghastlies; My Fair Zombie; Jurassic Shark; Raiders of the Lost Shark; et al) from a screenplay written by David A. Lloyd (Raiders of the Lost Shark; Homicycle; The Legend of Viper’s Hill; et al). The movie stars John Migliore, Peter Whittaker, Zoe Towne, Robin Hodge and Christina Roman.
A group of teenage girls summon an ancient man-eating shark after playing with a spirit board that washes up on the beach. An occult specialist must enter the shark’s realm to rid this world of the deadly spirit ghost once and for all…
“A movie about a killer ghost shark summoned by an Ouija board sounds like a goofily good time, but trust me that it isn’t. If you blind bought the film as a laugh for ‘Bad Movie Night’ with B-movie buddies, you’d cringe the entire time, feeling terrible about subjecting your friends to it.” Culture Crypt
“With Ouija Shark, the characters are extremely underdeveloped, the pattern of the shark attacks is unclear, the camerawork breaks the 180-degree rule, and the climax is slightly underwhelming. That doesn’t make the film any less enjoyable, but it does restrict a higher grade.” Daybreaker
“So, is Ouija Shark a complete waste of your time? Well, yes. But maybe it’s best rephrased: Ouija Shark is a great way to waste your time. Lines like, “Is it a ghost? Or is it a shark?” “I think it’s a ghost shark,” delivered in the most emotionless and monotone voices from two young and inexperienced actors will surely leave you in stitches.” Fear Forever
“So why is it entertaining? Well, for one, the shark is front and center in all of his rubber puppet glowing glory and I love the bastard… who cares how technically proficient it’s executed; he’s there, he’s chompin’ cute girls, and flying around the woods with wild abandon…” Horror Fuel
“There’s a lot of fun surprises, especially at the end, and a few twists that will keep viewers on their toes. For one, I thought the lead actress was going to be the opening kill, but that didn’t happen. A lot of supernatural sequences and chase scenes happen during the day and you get a good gander at all of it; but at the same time, it does take away from the overall mood of the movie.” Horror Society
“The ghost shark’s appearances are passably cheap but the film never travels beyond a single suburban house (where the shark does nothing except hover a few feet above a swimming pool) and chasing a couple of other people through the woods. The film seems to have been slung together with a plot that was half completed.” Moria
“There are endless scenes of people wandering around in the woods or sitting by the pool talking. There’s even a scene where one of the girls, Tiffany (Amy Osborne), helps some random guy wash his car. It serves no point but to kill time and is basically a music video for some crappy country song […] Ouija Shark might be fun if you’re in an undemanding mood. Just keep the remote nearby.” Voices from the Balcony
Filmed in 2017 but was unreleased for two years.
The movie cost $300 CDN with 2/3 of the budget going to the shark prop.