PSYCHO SHARK aka JAWS IN JAPAN (2009) Reviews of one of the worst shark movies ever

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‘Underwater terror!’
Psycho Shark is a 2009 Japanese horror film directed by John Hijiri from a screenplay written by Yasutoshi Murakawa. Also know as Jaws in Japan

The movie stars Nonami Takizawa and Airi Nakajima.



At Sunny Beach, a huge shark is waiting for its prey. College students Miki and Mai arrive on a private beach on a tropical island. They can’t find the hotel where they booked their reservations, and have gotten hopelessly lost, until a handsome young man shows up, offering to take them to his lodge.

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However, something is not right about the place. The owner’s fingernails are tainted with blood and Miki feels something sinister lurking nearby…



“It really takes a lot for me to dislike a shark movie; I guess the cardinal sin is to not feature a shark at all, not that this one could have been redeemed by a bunch of excessive shark attacks. Even at 70 minutes long, it feels far too long, even if you do spend a bunch of that time watching girls bounce around in bikinis…” Oh, the Horror!


Psycho Shark is not very good at all and is sorely lacking in both shark and psycho appeal. While busty Japanese hotties in bikinis can and frequently do go a long way towards redeeming the bad things in life, this time around it’s just not enough to save this one.” Rock! Shock! Pop!

“It seems really strange that a film with pretty young women running around in next to nothing capped at the end with a laughably absurd CG monster could be boring, but that’s exactly what Jaws in Japan is. In fact, it’s downright interminably dull.” Trash Film Guru

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