DOLL SHARK (2022) Reviews of Polonia tongue-in-cheek movie

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Doll Shark is a 2022 American comedy horror film about the titular plush toy that becomes possessed by an evil Great White shark. That roars!

Written and directed by micro-budget filmmaker Mark Polonia (SharkulaCamp MurderShark Encounters of the Third KindReturn to Splatter FarmBride of the WerewolfGhost of Camp BloodBigfoot vs. ZombiesFeeders; plus many, many more) and his son Anthony Polonia (ZillaFoot). Produced by Ron Bonk, owner of SRS Cinema (director of House Shark).


“Directed by Mark and Anthony Polonia, this is exactly the kind of movie you think it is, but also because the Polonias worked on it, it has some heart beating beneath it all. I laughed more than a few times and if a movie about a stuffed killer shark can give you that gift, it’s a worthy film.” B&S About Movies

“Some of this works, some of it falls flat: a few aspects feel like they were in the movie simply to act as Kickstarter rewards. However, they are necessary to push the running time to feature length, eventually wheezing its way across the finish line there at 76 minutes, even with all the extraneous side-dishes. The attacks are more or less at the same level as the ones I stage in the OdySea Aquarium gift shop.” Rating: C, Film Blitz

“Outside of the aforementioned cheesiness, there’s the usual assortment of factors in these types of films ranging from nonsensical editing choices, bizarre technical factors that showcase a rushed guerilla-style production value, and just generally favoring absurdity at the expense of any form of logical human behavior. Some of this might be completely off-putting due to the shoddy nature of it all, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the content within…” 7 out of 10, Kannibal Corpse Grinder

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The movie was partially crowdfunded on Indiegogo, which kicked off with a low goal of just $1000 just to get the project out there – producer Ron Bonk said: “By setting a low goal, we are hoping to be funded early and get the movie trending!”

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