The Asylum,

Ian Zehring, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassie Scerbo, Jaason Simmons

A horrible hurricane (yeah, it’s in the Pacific and should be a typhoon, but who’s counting) is bearing down on Los Angeles, and it’s a horrendous storm. It’s spawning waterspouts which are tornadoes over the water. The trouble is the sharks are migrating, and heading away from the storms, only to be picked up by the waterspouts, carried over the Los Angeles basin and dropped everywhere. It’s raining sharks. Fin Shepard has a bar on the pier, and it’s in danger due to the storm, but Fin decides it’s best to shut it down and head inland, but only after picking up his ex-wife April (Tara Reid) and his two kids to be sure they’re safe. But Fin has one weakness. He just has to stop anyone and everyone who’s in his path who needs help.

This if a horrible film. Not horror, I said horrible. It’s the dumbest, stupidest, most worthless, piece of junk made since Plan 9 From Outer Space! So what’s the deal with this terrible film? It’s fun. It’s a blast, and it’s a cultural phenomenon of the highest order! SciFi channel has put itself on the map with this instant cult classic. Jaws did a good job of scaring us with sharks in the ocean, sure, but sharks in the trees, sharks in swimming pools, sharks on the freeways, how cool is that? This is what makes this film fun. This is the kind of event that means putting together a party with lots of snacks, and watching this in a large group. This couldn’t cut it in the theater, the way Rocky Horror did, but it was perfect at a TV event not to miss.

So if you missed it, you know everyone’s been talking about it, so keep you eye on SciFi for a repeat showing. They’re also putting together a sequel. The acting is absolutely horrible in the best way. Tara Reid is so bad, you won’t believe. It’s gross, gory, bloody, and gaggles of fun. I am so happy I got to view this film, as it was really a blast laughing at it. However, this is not one of those films that doesn’t realize how bad it is. Kind of like Hairspray, it knows it’s awful, and it rejoices in the awfullness of the whole thing. This is an event not to be missed so years from now you can mention Sharknado and crack yourself up! It’s a must experience.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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    Barbara said

    September 10 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    I literally just finished watching this movie about an hour ago. I love these kinds of disaster movies … a la Roger Corman style. I think I’ve seen them all. =)

    Yes, this film is not great, however, like the others of its ilk, it’s fun to watch just for the heck of it. The CGI can use a little work … same with the script (hurricane instead of typhoon as you said, plus a few other mistakes).

    Did you notice the bus driver (I think that is what his character was), was cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch – all grown up!

    Tara Reid … have no clue why she is cast in anything – always a horrible actress.


    EdG said

    September 10 2013 @ 5:56 pm

    Definitely one of those “so bad it’s good” movies. You can’t watch it trying to use scientific fact to analyze the plot. Come on, kick back and have a blast enjoying this. It’s like riding a roller-coaster to try to get somewhere. Forget the destination, just sit back and enjoy the ride. I can’t wait for the sequel to see if they can top this one.


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