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Sand Sharks (2011)

Sand Sharks

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Movie Info

An underwater earthquake unleashes a hungry prehistoric predator with the power to swim through sand as if it were water in this creature feature starring Brooke Hogan and Corin Nemec. As the unstoppable beast turns a nearby beach party into an all-you-can-eat buffet, the terrified revelers run screaming for their lives.more
Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Cameron Larson, Joe Benkis
On DVD: Jul 31, 2012
Runtime:
Remember Dreaming LLC

Cast

Brooke Hogan
as Dr. Sandy Powers
Gina Holden
as Amanda Gore
Corin Nemec
as Jimmy Green
Vanessa Lee Evigan
as Brenda Stone
Nick Hogan
as Himself
Eric Scott Woods
as Sheriff John Stone
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Critic Reviews for Sand Sharks

All Critics (2)

Everybody involved in this is clearly having a good time, which - if you don't object too strongly to rubbish special effects, weak performances and a desperately stretched budget - makes it very easy to like.

Full Review… | August 19, 2013
Eye for Film

too self-aware to be as stupid as it appears on the surface, but the 1-D characterisation, moronic dialogue, cheesy creature effects, and performances as consistently broad as the frat house humour, prevent its savviness from ever going very deep.

Full Review… | January 10, 2012
Little White Lies

Audience Reviews for Sand Sharks

½

As a child, whenever I'd go to a beach I'd imagine sharks gliding effortlessly through the sand. I must have been 6 or 7 back then. Now, 20 years later, someone had the idea to turn that into a film. I love that this film exists even if I don't love the film itself. This has the exact same plot as Jaws, all the way down to the expert called in, the old hunter guy showing up at the town meeting, and the wrong shark being caught early on. The problem with the film is that it tries too hard to be funny. And when it tries it fails, or simply confuses. There are some nice touches, such as one of the characters giving "As my father always said..." speeches, but lapsing into bad impressions. It's when it shies away from something that could have been emotional, for a few needless gory gags. Casting Brooke Hogan as a doctor of marine biology is the first red flag this film gives off. The film trudges towards a climax involving a couple of dozen people trying to give off the impression of a huge party. Seeing the actors crowd around the camera to make it looked pack, or the same actor running back and forth, is mildly amusing. Bad CGI, bad jokes that you laugh at and not with, and exceptionally bad one liners "Your party is no longer on the sand, it's on the ice." It all adds up to what I was expecting, but it didn't have the budget to be the parody it seemed to be aiming for.

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Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

It's about as typical and cliche as any other of the low-budget tv monster movies, but this one is self-aware and rather fun. The characters are bad, and they try to be bad. The plot is crazy, and full of Jaws-spoof moments. Most importantly, the sharks are interesting and unique. Overall, the movie knows what it is, and it does it right.

Low-class trash, but that's what these mock-busters are supposed to be. They start off like crap, but then you enjoy them for their terrible visual effects, acting, and cinematography.

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