Way back in 1975, before most of us were even born, Steven Spielberg made audiences across the world terrified of ever stepping foot in the water, a fear that still resonates for many almost four decades later. In recent years, that fear has given way to laughter as the sub-genre of shark horror has taken a turn for the whimsical, with movies like Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, Megalodon and Sharktopus being pretty much the only places to go for some sweet shark on human action. Now it's well documented that I love those types of movies, but I can't lie, i've been waiting for the return of serious and vicious shark horror for quite some time (I dig Open Water, but I need see more!).
When I initially heard about Shark Night 3D, I assumed it was going to be another Syfy/Asylum type movie, as the lame title would suggest. But holy hell the trailer just debuted this week and I gotta say, it looks completely fucking awesome. Could this be the return of shark horror i've been waiting for? Check out the trailer and see for yourself!
Joel David Moore, Sara Paxton, a badass shark and a unique Eaten Alive-esque spin on the subject matter that sees a killer using that shark to do his dirty work? I don't know about you, but to me that sounds like an equation for pure winning. This looks like the kind of serious and menacing shark horror movie that has been lost to humor and cheesiness in recent times. Consider me very excited for what could potentially be waiting for me at the theatre on September 2nd.
By the way, the egoist inside of me can't hit the "Publish Post" button without mentioning something. I'm not saying Shark Night 3D stole my idea, unless the writers somehow managed to find the notebook that lurks somewhere in my basement that even I have been unable to track down, but I actually had an idea for a horror movie years ago about a killer that keeps a big shark in his pool, which he uses as his murder weapon, throwing his victims into the pool to be eaten all up. I was never going to do anything with the idea, as my laziness prevents me from doing anything with the many cool ideas i've had over the years, so i'm glad to see that someone else has come along with the same idea and ran with it!