When I was a wee little one, I was terrified of sharks. It all began with a way-too-young viewing of "Jaws" and a little sibling torture -- the fear of being eaten by a shark consumed me. Soon, my fear moved from beaches and pools to the dreaded "Land Shark" I had heard adults talking about, not realizing it was just a stupid "SNL" skit. The idea of land sharks still haunts the recesses of my mind a bit as an adult, much like the improbable idea of the boogeyman lurking in my closet or something wicked hiding in the basement.
A new movie is in the works from SRS Cinema called "House Shark." When I first heard about this movie, I pictured a bloody mess involving indoor plumbing and my worst fears come to life. A shark bursting through the toilet is a terrifying image in my head. Rest assured, the trailer has calmed my fears. I am no longer afraid because I am too busy laughing.
Is this a real movie or a "Funny or Die" sketch? As you can see, it looks like super low budget. As it was crowd-funded partly on Indiegogo for $3K, the production is pretty sparse. I'm not sure if the reason you never actually see a shark is a nod to Spielberg, or if the filmmakers simply couldn't afford a shark. The poster is actually creepy as hell and has me shook, so maybe they spent all of their money on that.
The movie officially debuts Spring 2018, so be on the lookout if lowest-possible-budget shark movies are your thing. The filmmakers bill it as part "Jaws," part "Goonies" (huh?). I've never seen a single "Sharknado" (although part five is coming in August) so maybe there is a market out there I'm not aware of for silly shark horror. I'll stick to being perpetually disappointed with Shark Week instead.
In the meantime, I'll be perseverating on the idea of a real land shark.