S is for ... SharksToday we have another theme within a theme post, because what list of movie monsters would be complete without sharks? It was a bit of a shock when I realised I can name more shark movies than I can werewolf movies! I have chosen just five :)
The little skulls by their name are my scariness rating as to how monstrous and scary I think the creatures are when seen in their films.
- 1 skull (not scary at all) - 5 skulls (very scary)
- and there is a special rating for a few - 5 red skulls (utterly terrifying)
3-Headed Shark (3-Headed Shark Attack)
The 3-headed shark is a mutated great white and chomps its way through cast members like Jaws could only dream about.
You'll be glad to know this is the sequel to 2-headed shark attack, and it has its own sequel called 5-headed shark attack. They're silly, but lots of fun and I chose this one because it has Danny Trejo.
We can't really blame the shark for going after its killers in this one, in fact it's a time for cheering, but then it decides its going to take revenge on all humans in general. Its ghostly powers means it can attack through any source of water, be it a river or a bowl.
This film has a ridiculous premise, but it goes for it and it's highly entertaining. There is even a Ghost Shark 2!
Jaws was the first movie that made us afraid to go into the water. The shark is a rogue great white that terrorises beach-goers on Amity Island in New England. Of course the shark's arrival has to coincide with the 4th July.
Some of the most iconic shots in Jaws were created because the mechanical shark didn't work as well as it was supposed to. I can only imagine what the film would have been like with more shark, because this is one terrifying monster anyway.
My husband and I watched this movie again the other night and, I have to say, when it comes to shark against Quint, I was rooting for the shark! But I do love Roy Schieder, so when it came to Chief Brody vs shark I had to root for Brody.
In this movie a waterspout dumps sharks from the ocean onto LA and the sharks proceed to eat people. No, I am not kidding.
It's a silly movie, but they're up to number 5 now, so they have to be doing something right. Yes, I have all of them.
There's been an earthquake near a small New York town, and subsequently some strange animal deaths. Of course intrepid biologists want to know what is going on. They both die for their science as they discover the creature - the snow shark!
This is a prehistoric beasty that can swim through snow rather than water and it has a taste for human flesh. No one standing in the snow is safe!
I feel there should be a Dun Dun Dun at the end of each of these descriptions :) I was rather surprised to realise I can count more shark monster movies off the top of my head than werewolf movies.
Q: So, which shark would you least like to go up against? Do you have any favourite shark movies I have not mentioned?