Feb 15th, 2010
Written by Brad Trechak for TVSquad.com
It's a match made in heaven. Roger Corman has teamed with SyFy to bring us the schlock science-fiction TV movie 'Sharktopus'. The movie is being billed as the SyFy version of the movie 'Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus', a title that abandons all pretense of subtlety, like 'Snakes on a Plane'.
Roger Corman has made his reputation on cheap, low-budget science fiction movies (including 'Little Shop of Horrors' and 'Death Race 2000'). SyFy (formerly the SciFi Channel) has set up its Saturday nights with the same concept. It would be surprising if that night didn't simply becoming another 'Roger Corman Presents'. At least people would then know what to expect.
Or, to make it even cheaper and show the same quality of movies, just show a Roger Corman movie every Saturday night. Who doesn't get the occasional hankering to watch the 'Black Scorpion' movies? Perhaps SyFy should also contact Troma and make the circle of sci-fi B-movies complete.
Will Everything Ocotpus readers go see Sharktopus?