Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Will 'Ghost Shark' Deliver a Big Enough Bite?

Can Syfy bite viewers twice in two months? They’re sure going to try! Don’t get too wet thinking about Ghost Shark because it’ll surely mean your demise.

Syfy’s premiere of its latest sharkreation occurs tomorrow night at 9 p.m. E.T. and we’re curious to see if it has the chops to rival Sharknado which airs right before at 7 p.m. It’s tag line is similar: “It’s a shark that’s a ghost. Need anything else?” Umm...some popcorn and a soda the size of my arm, please.

Will it be campy enough to beat it's swirling cousin? Variety doesn’t think so. In a recent review of the “film,” they aren’t optimistic, “...the channel appears unlikely to catch lightning in a bottle twice. Not that Ghost Shark isn’t equally awful; it just isn’t awful in a fabulously promotable way.”

Read the official synopsis, check out the trailer and decide if you’re willing to dip your toe in the pool:

Last Fourth of July, teenager Christy Bruce disappeared from a high school beach party. Her severed arm washed ashore a day later. Drunken sea captain Blaise Shaw became a hero to the small seaside community of Harmony after killing the great white shark that was deemed responsible, but the Christy Bruce murder was no shark attack. Blaise turns to ghost hunter Ava Conte, who is skeptical but intrigued by his ghost shark ramblings. With preparations for a massive July 4th celebration rapidly approaching, they soon find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy of sex and murder involving the town's wealthiest and most powerful citizens. Unprepared to contend with a Ghost Shark that can hunt on land, sea, as well as anywhere there is enough water or rain to sustain its phantom form, Blaise and Ava must uncover the truth about the towns dark past or fall victim to the Ghost Shark.

-Larissa Mrykalo