Monday, 24 April 2017

My kind of cult film Sharknado

I have enjoyed and survived being eaten watching the cult films of sharknado and cant wait for the next one in series

Sharknado (film series)
Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante
Produced by David Michael Latt
Written by Thunder Levin
Ian Ziering
Tara Reid
Music by
Christopher Cano
Chris Ridenhour
The Asylum
Syfy Films
Distributed by Syfy
Release date
1: July 11, 2013
2: July 30, 2014
3: July 22, 2015
4: July 31, 2016
5: August 6, 2017[1]
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Sharknado is the name of a series of disaster horror comedy sci-fi films released by Syfy starting in 2013. It has since been expanded into video games and comics. A spin-off film, Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness, was released in 2015.

The series stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid as Fin and April Shepard, a husband and wife who continue to encounter "sharknadoes", tornadoes filled with sharks, wherever they go.

Films Edit

Sharknado (2013) Edit
Main article: Sharknado
A freak cyclone hits Los Angeles causing man-eating sharks to be scooped up in water spouts and flood the city with shark-infested seawater. Bar-owner and surfer Fin (Ian Ziering) sets out with his friends to rescue his estranged wife, April (Tara Reid), and their teenage daughter, Claudia, before the "sharknado" reaches them.[2]

Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) Edit
Main article: Sharknado 2: The Second One
While Fin and April are in New York City to promote April's book, How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters, about the Los Angeles sharknado, the city is hit by a severe storm causing new "sharknadoes" to emerge.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) Edit
Main article: Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
Following the events of the previous film, Fin and April have remarried and are expecting another child. For his heroics in the "sharknado" battles in Los Angeles and New York, Fin is in Washington, D.C. to receive an award from the president. However, when he is there he encounters a new "sharknado" which begins to make its way down the "Feast Coast" to Florida.[3]

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016) Edit
Main article: Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
Sharknado 4 was confirmed to follow upon Sharknado 3's premiere.[4] Sharknado 3 concludes with a cliffhanger regarding whether or not April is killed by falling wreckage. An ad after the film promotes a Twitter campaign offering fans the chance to decide her fate with the hashtags "#AprilLives" or "#AprilDies", with the results revealed at the start of Sharknado 4, which first aired on Syfy on July 31, 2016.[5] Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Ryan Newman, and David Hasselhoff reprise their roles from previous films. New cast members include: Tommy Davidson as Aston Reynolds, playboy tech billionaire and Astro-X; Cody Linley replacing Chuck Hittinger as Matt Shepard; Imani Hakim as Gabrielle, a soldier and Matt's girlfriend; Gary Busey as Wilford Wexler, April's rich father; Cheryl Tiegs as Raye Shepard, Fin's mother; Masiela Lusha as Gemini, Fin's cousin.;[6]

The title and poster of the film is an homage to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.[7]

Sharknado 5... Earth 0 (2017) Edit
Sharknado 5... Earth 0 was confirmed in October 2016, and is set to be released on August 6, 2017.[1] Ian Ziering and Tara Reid have been confirmed to reprise their roles as Fin Shepard and April Wexler.[8] Cassie Scerbo has also been reported to be returning for the fifth installment.[9] Filming occurred in more than 5 countries, including the UK, Australia and Bulgaria[10]

Spin-offs Edit

Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness (2015) Edit
The mockumentary tells the story of David Moore, the filmmaker who first dreamed of “sharks in a tornado” and brought on disaster by using real sharks. It was written and directed by Jeremy Wagener, and released in October 6, 2015 on video on demand.[11]

Locations Edit

Los Angeles, California is the setting of Sharknado and Lavalantula
New York, New York is the setting of Sharknado 2: The Second One
Riverdale is where Archie v. Sharknado takes place
Washington, DC and Orlando, Florida are the settings of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
Las Vegas, Nevada is the setting of Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
Miami, Florida is the setting of 2 Lava 2 Lantula
Recurring cast and characters Edit

List indicator(s)
This table only includes characters which have appeared in more than one film in the series.
A dark grey cell indicates the character was not in the film.
Characters Main Films
Sharknado Sharknado 2:
The Second One Sharknado 3:
Oh Hell No! Sharknado:
The 4th Awakens
Finley Allan "Fin" Shepard Ian Ziering
April Dawn Wexler Shepard Tara Reid
Claudia Shepard Aubrey Peeples Ryan Newman
Nova Clarke Cassie Scerbo Cassie Scerbo
Matt Shepard Chuck Hittinger Cody Linley
Martin Brody Mark McGrath
Gilbert Grayson Shepard David Hasselhoff
Reception Edit

For more details on the reception of each film, see the "Reception" section on each film's article.
Ratings Edit
Film Release date U.S. viewers
(millions) 18-49 rating Budget Ref(s)
Sharknado July 11, 2013 1.37 N/A $2 million [12]
Sharknado 2: The Second One July 30, 2014 3.87 1.6 $1.5–2 million [13][14]
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! July 22, 2015 2.81 0.9 $2.4 million [15]
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens July 31, 2016 2.77 0.8 $3 million [16]
Critical response Edit
Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
Sharknado 82% (17 reviews)[17] N/A
Sharknado 2: The Second One 59% (27 reviews)[18] 50 (17 reviews)[19]
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! 34% (32 reviews)[20] 53 (19 reviews)[21]
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens 18% (11 reviews)[22] 35 (7 reviews)[23]
Average 48% 46
Other media Edit

Sharknado: The Video Game Edit
Main article: Sharknado: The Video Game
Sharknado: The Video Game is a 2014 endless running video game developed by Other Ocean Interactive and published by Majesco Entertainment. It was based on Sharknado 2: The Second One and was released for iOS on July 25, 2014.[24]

How to Survive a Sharknado Edit
How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack is a book by Andrew Shaffer, a real-life version of the book-within-the-movie Sharknado 2.

Archie vs. Sharknado Edit
Archie vs. Sharknado is a one-shot comic book simultaneously published by Archie Comics in July 22, 2015 as a tie-in to Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. It deals with Riverdale being hit by a storm of sharknadoes and Archie and the gang having to deal with them as it makes its way down the "Feast Coast". The one-shot was written by series director Anthony C. Ferrante, with art by longtime Archie artist Dan Parent.[25] The comic book received an average score of 7.2/10 based on 15 critical reviews according to review aggregator Comic Book Roundup.[26]

Related media Edit

Z Nation Edit
Main article: Z Nation
Roberta Warren, an ex-National guard and main character in the television series Z Nation (played by Kellita Smith), makes an appearance in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! with a lower rank, establishing the Sharknado series as a prequel to Z Nation.

Lavalantula Edit
Ian Ziering appears as Fin in the 2015 film Lavalantula.

Steve Guttenberg appears as Colton West, the lead character from the Lavalantula franchise, in Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens.

References Edit

^ a b Gilyadov, Alex (April 7, 2017). "Syfy Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Sharknado 5, Dark Matter, Killjoys, Wynonna Earp and More". IGN. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
^ Holmes, Linda (July 12, 2012). "'Sharknado' Dares To Ask: Is It Going To Rain Giant Man-Eating Sharks?". NPR. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
^ "'Sharknado 3' to Take on the 'Feast Coast'". Screen Rant.
^ "Sharknado 4 confirmed by Syfy as third film premieres". BBC News. July 23, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (July 22, 2015). "'Sharknado 4' Announced: Director Anthony C. Ferrante Teases Details on Next Sequel". Variety. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
^ Mitovich, Matt Webb; Mitovich, Matt Webb (March 9, 2016). "Sharknado 4 Casts Gary Busey (as Tara Reid's Dad), Cheryl Tiegs, Four Others". Retrieved February 22, 2017.
^ Cooper, Gael (May 4, 2016). "'Sharknado' turns to the shark side with Star Wars-style poster". CNET. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
^ Foywonder (October 24, 2016). "Sharknado 5 Gets a Title, Artwork, and Plot Synopsis – But Is the Earth Ready?". Dread Central. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
^ Gelman, Vlada (February 2, 2017). "TVLine Items: Sharknado 5 Is a Go, Fosters Star Joins This Is Us and More". TVLine. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
^ "SHARKNADO: HEART OF SHARKNESS". The Asylum. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
^ De Moraes, Lisa (July 12, 2013). "Syfy 'Sharknado' Attracts Average Of 1.369 Million Viewers – Mostly Journalists And Celebrities". Deadline. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
^ Claire Suddath. "Sharknado 2: Syfy's Bid for B-Movie Domination - Businessweek".
^ Pennington, Gail (July 31, 2014). "'Sharknado 2' smashes ratings records". St. Louis Post Dispatch. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
^ "'Sharknado 3' Ratings Down From Last Year's 'Sharknado 2'". Variety. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
^ Porter, Rick (August 2, 2016). "Sunday cable ratings: 'Sharknado 4' slips, 'Power' up week to week". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
^ "Sharknado (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
^ "Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
^ "Sharknado 2: The Second One - Season 1 Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
^ "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
^ "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! - Season 1 Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
^ "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
^ "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens - Season 1 Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
^ "Sharknado: The Video Game Announced". IGN. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
^ "[ Archie Vs Sharknado]," Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved February 21, 2017
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Sharknado 2: The Second One
2014 made-for-TV disaster film
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
2016 film by Anthony C. Ferrante

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