Jurassic Shark, also known as Attack of the Jurassic Shark, is a 2012 Canadian independent action horror film directed by Brett Kelly and starring Emanuelle Carriere, Christine Emes and Celine Filion.
A megalodon (prehistoric shark) is accidentally awakened by an oil company's explorations, trapping a group of art thieves and a group of young female college students on an abandoned island in the middle of a lake. The two groups band together to fight off the monster's attacks and fall victim to the shark one by one until only two of the girls are left, who manage to defeat the shark. However, another shark is revealed to be alive as it kills two fisherman who are nearby.
- Emanuelle Carriere as Jill
- Christine Emes as Tia
- Celine Filion as Kristen
- Angela Parent as Barb
- Duncan Milloy as Rich
- Phil Dukarsky as Doug
- Kyle Martellacci as Mike
- Joshua Gilbert Crosby as Jack
- Kevin Preece as Jerry
- Jurgen Vollrath as Dr. Lincoln Grant
- George Hudson as Luke
- Kala Gray as Brittany
Fangoria called it an "Ottawa-shot sharksploitationer" with a mood that "is pure fun, akin to recent marine-life-run-amok fare [such] as Piranha 3D and Sharktopus. Conversely, Alex DiGiovanna of Move Buzzers panned the film, noting that with VOD or direct to DVD films about giant creatures attacking folks on a beach "you can expect them to be funny, in a terrible sort of way while also having some sort of added entertainment value. Too bad that’s not the case with Brett Kelly’s wannabe Jaws meets Jurassic Park Megalodon feature, Attack of the Jurassic Shark". He offered "when I say this movie is one of the worst pieces of cinema that my eyes had the misfortune of viewing, I truly mean it. He explained "I love terrible horror movies, I think they’re hilarious and while this one had a few of those moments, it couldn't live up to its potential." He noted that viewer expectations would be subverted by only "average girls in bikinis, terrible prop work, awful CG (for the most part), pathetic death sequences, a flying shark and a really long, dialogue-free walking montage."
Dread Central spoke negatively about production's first efforts at a film trailer, calling it "underwhelming" as "a trailer for a killer shark movie with very little shark in it". Comparing the early trailer to the later, they expanded by writing "the differences between the two trailers should be a lesson to indie filmmakers not to release the first trailer for their movie to the public before they’re really ready to show off their movie goods."
JoBlo spoke somewhat more positively about the later trailer which included footage of the purported megalodon and predicted the film "has potential to become something special." After DVD release, they found the film and premise to be "ridiculous shit".
Aint It Cool News panned the film for poor CGI effects making its shark look cartoonish. They expanded it was "Amazing how bad the effects are here," and that the film was "an exercise in how not to make a low budget flick".
- Jurassic Shark at the Internet Movie Database
- Jurassic Shark at AllMovie
- Jurassic Shark at Rotten Tomatoes
- Jurassic Shark at Wikipedia
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