2-Headed Shark Attack

2-Headed Shark Attack is an American low-budget horror film with an ensemble cast by The Asylum, released on January 31, 2012 in the United States. The film stars Carmen Electra, Charlie O'Connell, Brooke Hogan, Christina Bach, David Gallegos and Corinne Nobili.[1][2][3] The film premiered on September 8, 2012 on Syfy.

2-Headed Shark Attack
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Directed byChristopher Ray
Produced byDavid Michael Latt
Written by
  • Edward DeRuiter
  • H. Perry Horton
Starring
Music byChris Ridenhour
CinematographyStuart Brereton
Edited byRob Pallatina
Distributed byThe Asylum
Release date
  • January 31, 2012
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1 million

Plot

The film opens with a group of wakeboarders being attacked and devoured by a two-headed great white shark. Meanwhile, Sea King, a Semester at Sea ship led by Professor Franklin Babish (O'Connell) and his wife, Anne (Electra), hits a dead shark. The shark becomes lodged in the boat’s propeller, damaging the ship's hull and causing the boat to take on water. Soon after, the two-headed shark attacks the boat and breaks the radio antenna, preventing ship co-captain Laura (Thompson) from summoning help. Professor Babish and the students use a dinghy to take shelter on a nearby deserted atoll, while Anne remains on the Sea King with Laura and the ship's crew, Han (Webb) and Dikilla (Valentin). Laura enters the water to repair the ship's hull, and is quickly ripped apart by the two-headed shark.

Meanwhile, professor and the students explore the atoll. Assembling in an abandoned fishing village, they set out to search the atoll for scrap metal to help repair the boat. Haley (Jackson) and Alison (English) decide to go swimming topless with Kirk (Conner), only to be attacked and eaten by the two-headed shark. The rest of the group meet up and find two small speedboats before an earthquake hits, causing Professor Babish to fall and badly injure his leg. Dana (Bach) bandages Babish's leg with her shirt, while Jeff (Carmouze) and Mike (King Leslie) accompany him back to the Sea King on the dinghy. On the way back, Jeff and Mike discover Laura's severed hand in the water. They are attacked by the shark and eaten while attempting to swim back to the Sea King.

The students find two boats on the island, which Kate (Hogan) and Paul (Gallegos) manage to fix. Cole (Ward) finds a gasoline tank to fuel them, but then steals one together with Ryan (Charles), Jamie (Vera) and Alex (James). Kate, Paul and Dana follow them in the other boat. They are all unaware of the shark, which attacks Cole's boat. Ryan falls into the water and is eaten, alerting the others to the shark's presence. Paul concludes the shark is drawn to Cole's boat as it has a bigger engine. Cole also deduces this and bails; the shark eats Jamie and Alex. When the survivors reach shore, Kate furiously confronts Cole for his actions. A few minutes later, the Sea King is abandoned and the survivors meet on the island.

Shortly afterward, another earthquake hits. The group realizes that the earthquakes are actually caused by the atoll collapsing in on itself. Escape being ever more urgent, the group hooks up a generator to metal poles and places them in the water to distract the shark with electricity while Kate and Cole travel to the Sea King and repair the hull. The plan works until the shark attacks the poles, knocking Han and Dikilla into the water to their death. Kate fixes the ship, only for Cole to drive away without her, forcing her to swim back to the atoll. The two-headed shark attacks the Sea King, causing it to sink and send out a distress signal; Cole is eaten trying to escape on a lifeboat. The atoll is sinking too, prompting everyone to flee for their lives. Many of the group end up in or near the water as a small tsunami hits the island, in which Professor Babish and Anne are eaten by the sharks after encountering the tsunami and the rest of the students lose their lives to the shark's appetite as well they head in a village chapel when the shark broke in, except Kate, Paul and Kirsten (Nobili) who escape.

They discover a gasoline tank, and lure the shark towards it. Kate plans to stab the shark and is nearly eaten, but Kirsten sacrifices herself to try to blow up the shark as it eats her. However, only one of the shark's heads get blown off. Kate and Paul find one of the boats and turn it on as a decoy, taking shelter on part of the remaining atoll. The shark attacks the unmanned boat. It bites the motor, which explodes, finally killing the shark (a homage to Jaws). A helicopter arrives, saving Kate and Paul, leaving only 2 survivors out of 23 people.

Cast

  • Carmen Electra as Dr. Anne Babish
  • Charlie O'Connell as Professor Franklin Babish
  • Brooke Hogan as Kate
  • Christina Bach Norman as Dana
  • David Gallegos as Paul
  • Geoff Ward as Cole
  • Mercedes C. Young as Liza
  • Shannan Stewart as Lyndsey
  • Tihirah Taliaferro as Michelle
  • Michael Dicarluccio as Ethan
  • Lauren Vera as Jamie
  • Marckenson Charles as Ryan
  • Ashley Bissing as Kristen
  • Corinne Nobili as Kirsten
  • Benjamin James as Alex
  • Chase Conner as Kirk
  • Anna Jackson as Haley
  • Amber English as Alison
  • Collin Carmouze as Jeff
  • Casey King Leslie as Mike
  • Morgan Thompson as Laura
  • Gerald Webb as Han
  • Anthony E. Valentin as Dikilla
  • Alexa Score as Wakeboarder 1
  • Tiffany Score as Wakeboarder 2

Production

The design for the 2-headed shark was detailed in the Monster Man episode "Seeing Double". The original design of the shark had one shark head stacked on top of the other. However, creature designer Cleve Hall pushed to change the design to side-by-side heads.

Soundtrack

The film features "More" and "Swallow Whole" by Neon Line. "It's Killing Me to Live" by Matthew Arner. "Jungle Jam" by Yoshi Miyamoto. As well as "Transmission" by Closer to Venus.

Sequels

A sequel, 3-Headed Shark Attack, was produced in 2015 by The Asylum and directed by Christopher Ray. The film features Jaason Simmons, Danny Trejo, and wrestler Rob Van Dam in leading roles. The plot revolves around marine biology students encountering a three-headed shark.[4]

Two more films in the series premiered on Syfy, 5-Headed Shark Attack on July 30, 2017[5] and 6-Headed Shark Attack on August 18, 2018.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ Bales, Paul (2011-08-18). "Papa-Paparazzi". The Asylum. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  2. ^ "Hogan, Electra Double Teamed By a 2 Headed Shark Attack". ShockTillYouDrop.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  3. ^ "Brooke Hogan and Carmen Electra Go Head-to-Head as They Both Show Off Their Dangerous Curves Filming New Horror Flick". Daily Mail. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  4. ^ "3-Headed Shark Attack". Dread Central. 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  5. ^ "5-Headed Shark Attack (2017)". Dread Central. July 31, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  6. ^ Aridi, Sara (18 August 2018). "What's on TV Saturday: 'Disenchantment' and 'Darkest Hour'". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  7. ^ "6-HEADED SHARK ATTACK and MEGALODON Details Surface from The Asylum". Dread Central. May 4, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2018.

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