‘You’re gonna need a bigger hoe’
Directed by Tim Ritter (Creep; Killing Spree; Truth or Dare? A Critical Madness; Day of the Reaper) reuniting with producers Larry Joe Treadway (Twisted Illusions 2) and Al Nicolosi (Killing Spree) for the first time in many decades.
The movie stars Shannon Stockin (Hi-Fear; Her Name Was Christa), Ford Windstar, Steve Guynn and Casey Miracle.
Strange things are happening in Druid Hills, Kentucky, known mainly for its voluminous corn output. Victims of monsters in cornfields begin cropping up, and witnesses are saying there are “large Great White sharks swimming in the corn stalks!” Meanwhile, serial killer Teddy Bo Lucas is arrested for killing dozens of people using shark jaws and teeth as weapons. Chief Vera Scheider (Shannon Stockin) is caught in the middle, trying to figure out if her missing twin sister Lorna might be one of them.
When Teddy agrees to take her to one of his prime burial sites in a cornfield, an insane chain of events unfold that no one is prepared for, pitting the Druid Hills townsfolk against an outrageous shark worshipping cult that is planning to take over the world, one cornfield at a time! And their main protectors are jaw-snapping sharks of the corn!
Similar to a Mark Polonia production, yet even more tongue-in-cheek, Sharks of the Corn is irredeemably silly with an absurd labyrinthine plot and effects that are as far from special as can be. Nonetheless, it does provide some entertainment value simply for its daft delivery and at least everyone plays it straight.
What really scuppers the whole concept is its patently overlong length (it might have been bearable at around the 75 minutes mark) and Ritter’s odd decision to add his own quirky soundtrack score over the entire movie including all dialogue scenes.
Adrian J Smith, MOVIES and MANIA
” …Sharks of the Corn is one of the best comedic horror experiences of the year. Fans of extreme genre trash will find a garbage pail trove of treasures to explore. From its bloody, audacious beginning to its over-the-top finale, this a textbook example of low budget artistry that is not to be missed.” The Movie Sleuth
” …hodgepodge of lousy ideas that form a purposeless whole. Has the right amount of cheesy acting and gore, but it’s way too long and drags in too many spots.” Splatter Critic
“Writer/director Tim Ritter possibly improvised half this crap and is probably trolling us. It’s not elegant or tactful. It’s a film so bad it’s good except the good runs out thirty minutes in […] This film has no consideration for its audience and, at 105 minutes, it’s way too long.” Tales of Terror
“Plot-wise, Sharks of the Corn is all over the place. Serial killers, cults, sharks, gangsters, Bigfoot and anything else that crossed Ritter’s mind ends up on the screen. There are jokes about workplace sexual harassment, defunding the police, protests, real estate deals, fake news/media manipulation. Its frequent attempts to satirize current social issues feel forced and even less funny than most of the film’s other material, and that’s saying a lot.” Voices from the Balcony
Presales began on January 14th 2021 with copies expected to ship around mid-March 2021. Only 200 Blu-rays and 25 VHS will be sold. The wide DVD release of
Cast and characters:
Shannon Stockin … Scheider / Lorna / Shark Goddess / Redneck
Ford Windstar … Jonathan Gottlieb
Steve Guynn … Teddy Bo Lucas
Casey Miracle … Benchley
Al Nicolosi … Kramer
Thomas Kindler … Mr. Mello
Rebecca Rinehart … Susan
Adventurer / Cornfield Victim
Billy W. Blackwell … Angel
Zoey Bush … Biff
Tim Ritter … Harry Grossman
Jason Boyd … Gary / Alien / Robber / Delivery Guy / Monster / Redneck