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Written by Mike MacLean
Directed by Declan Burke
Starring Eric Roberts
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Roger Corman
Julie Corman
Running time 89 mins.
Original channel Syfy
Original airing September 25, 2010 (2010-09-25)

Sharktopus is a 2010 American low-budget science fiction film directed by Declan Burke, starring Eric Roberts.[1] It is a Syfy production and was produced by Roger Corman.


The U.S. Navy commissions a group known as "Blue Water" to genetically engineer a half-shark, half-octopus for combat. During a demonstration destroying drug traffickers off Santa Monica, the beast escapes the control of its creators and makes its way to Puerto Vallarta. Hunted by Blue Water and a television crew, the monster attacks numerous beach-goers. As a finale, Andy Flynn and Nicole Strands destroy Sharktopus after Sharktopus kills Nicole's father and the creator of Sharktopus, Dr. Nathan Strands.



Sharktopus received a 40% positive rating, based on five reviews, at the film-critic aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.[2]

Home media

Sharktopus was released to DVD and Blu-ray on March 15, 2011.


In an interview with, producer Roger Corman said that he may do a sequel to the film.[3] However, the 2012 film Piranhaconda is dubbed as being the sequel to it, even though the two are not related.

On the 6th of August posted an article stating that SyFy is producing two Sharktopus sequels back-to-back, that are both being directed by Kevin O’Neill. The first, being Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda, will feature Sharktopus battling a "half-Pterodactyl/half-Barracuda creature" and stars Robert Carradine. The second sequel, Sharktopus vs. Mermantula, will have Sharktopus going up against a part man, part piranha and part tarantula monster, and stars Casper Van Dien. Both films are now in post-production.

See also

  • List of killer shark films


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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