Welcome to the shark-infested waters of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST! This is Episode 122, Shark Attack!, the first entry in what may become a recurring themed discussion, revisited in summers to come: killer sharks in horror cinema! This time Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh discuss the themes, tropes and challenges of shark movies and bring you reviews of Shark Attack in the Mediterranean (2004), Shark Night 3D (2011), and Open Water (2004), plus plenty of other great shark-talk, including a riff on the current streak of absurdist shark comedies, lots of obligatory Jaws (1975) discussion, a Campfire Tale from a friend of the show, and much, much more. Let’s dive in!
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— Real-life horror stories (kinda, not really) from Dave, Jay and Josh
— Be sure you didn’t miss our recently released HMP Ep. 121 and JOTD’s epic blog about Trojan Horses at the Gates of Horror
— HMP Shark Attack themed episodes
[ 0:14:15 ] II. Shark Week!
— Wolfman previews the upcoming Shark Week 2017
— See “The Best of Shark Week” in theaters: Shark Week At the Movies
[ 0:17:48 ] III. Campfire Tale: Keoni Bowthorpe
[ 0:34:05 ] IV. Theme discussion: Sharks Attacks in Horror
— ICYMI: Check out our Horror Movie Podcast review of Jaws (1975)
[ 0:59:25 ] V. Feature Review: SHARK ATTACK IN THE MEDITERRANEAN (2004)
aka Shark Alarm!
Dr. Shock = 4 ( Avoid )
[ 1:06:34 ] VI. Feature Review: MISSION OF THE SHARK: THE SAGA OF THE USS INDIANAPOLIS (TV-1991)
Dr. Shock = 6.5 ( Rental )
— Jay discusses USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
— Dr. Shock discusses Sam Fuller’s Shark! (1969)
[ 1:21:16 ] VII. Review: BLUE WATER, WHITE DEATH (1971)
Wolfman Josh = 7.5 ( Rental )
Dr. Shock = 8.5 ( Buy it! )
— Influence on Jaws (1975) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)— Josh discusses Death Beach (2012)
VIII. Mid-Show Notes and Dave’s Send-Off
— Dave’s Plugs
— Coming soon to MPN: “We Deal in Lead” (Western Podcast)
— Josh’s “Darwin Awards – 2014” news story: “Man Immediately Regrets Jumping Onto A Dead Whale Being Eaten By Great White Sharks” (photo below)
— JAWS socks giveaway (just re-publish our our social media posts for this episode to enter)
– Found “Fish” Critic corrects JOTD’s “47 Meters Down” review
[ 1:53:53 ] IX. Theme Discussion: Bad, Absurdist Comedy Shark Movies
SHARK ATTACK 3: MEGALODON (2002)
Jay of the Dead = 2 ( Avoid )
AVALANCHE SHARKS (2014)
Wolfman Josh = 0 ( Avoid )
SHARK NIGHT 3D (2011)
Jay of the Dead = 5.5 ( Rental / Stream )
DARK TIDE (2012)
Wolfman Josh = 5.5 ( Low-priority Rental / Stream )
THE SHALLOWS (2016)
Wolfman Josh = 7.5 ( Buy it! )
[ 2:38:02 ] X. Feature Review: OPEN WATER (2004)
Jay of the Dead = 9 ( Buy it! ) – No. 2 Greatest Shark Movie
Wolfman Josh = 6 ( Not for everyone / Buy it! )
XI. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— 3 Stephen King episodes coming up, 2 on HMP and 1 MPN special for patrons
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LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:
— Full Shark Week schedule on Discovery Channel
— News Report Video: “Haleiwa man honored for saving surfer during shark attack”
— Josh’s friend Keoni humbly tells his tale of awesomeness
— Check out Keoni Bowthorpe’s work on Vimeo
— Horror Movie Podcast’s review of Jaws (1975)
— Jay of the Dead’s review of The Shallows (2016) with Kagan Breitenbach
— Jay of the Dead’s review of 47 Meters Down (2017)
Special thanks goes out to singer-songwriter Frederick Ingram for the use of his music for the original Horror Movie Podcast theme and composer Kagan Breitenbach for the use of his classical arrangement of Fred’s song for our updated theme.
Jay of the Dead’s links:
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Dr. Shock’s links:
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Dr. Shock also appears on another horror podcast: Land of the Creeps
Dr. Walking Dead’s links:
Order Kyle’s new book! How Zombies Conquered Popular Culture: The Multifarious Walking Dead in the 21st Century
Order Kyle’s previous books American Zombie Gothic and Triumph of The Walking Dead
Follow Kyle on Twitter @DrWalkingDead
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