This weekend, SPACE will be airing a plethora of shark attack movies Sunday morning starting at 6am with my favourite movie OF. ALL. TIME: Jaws. Following that epic classic film are some cult favourites such as Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (woah, sounds like Mega Shark is a Mega Douche), Malibu Shark Attack and 2-Headed Shark Attack.
So, to get you sh*tting bricks and terrified to go into the water, let’s sound off on some other films with underwater mayhem and toothy predators (not limited to sharks).
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Smart sharks, b*tch! I’ll start this list off with the 1999 movie starring Thomas Jane and LL Cool J. This film also contains what is arguably the best death during a pep talk scene. Spoiler: Not a lot of movies can boast that.
Now I could’ve gone with the original Piranha but there’s something about the film that pays homage to not just the original film but to all “creature-tears-apart-scantily-clad-beach-bums-while-a-local-sherif-and-an-expert-try-to-stop-it” type movies.
Lake Placid (1999)
This almost has the same elements as Piranha minus the naked co-eds. The water-dwelling monster in this case though? A big-ass croc! Also, there’s less gratuitous mayhem and more Oliver Platt in this.
The Abyss (1989)
Before James Cameron became drunk with power, he made cool sci-fi films like The Terminator and Aliens (“Game over, man!”). The Abyss was one of them and is a great claustrophobic thriller that doesn’t need to show any gore (unlike the next film I’m about to mention).
Peter Weller, Daniel Stern and Ernie Hudson; explain to me why this isn’t on all the lists (actually, I think I just did). I kid! In the tradition of Alien and The Thing, Leviatian corners a group of deep-sea miners down below where they’re infected and picked off one by one as only good fodder should be. Classic.
Don't miss the Shark Attack Marathon this Sunday on SPACE!