Still from Syfy’s “Photobombing Sharks”
From Syfy, the cable network that specializes in creating made-for-TV movies solely on the concept of sharks being in slightly incongruous places (“Sharks in Venice”), comes “Swamp Shark,” which I can safely assume is the last step before executives force “Backyard Kiddie Pool Shark” and “23 oz. Can Of Arizona Iced Tea Shark” on us.
In a small Louisiana town on the Atchafalaya Basin, a local drunk is found mangled to bits, his death blamed on the Broussard family’s pack of “escaped” alligators. But Rachel Broussard claims to have seen the fin of a shark in the swamps. She begins the hunt find the creature to clear her name and prevent the deaths of hundreds set to fill the river for Gator Fest. But can she stop the “Swamp Shark” in time for Gator Fest? [io9]
Is that how the bayou works? Do the upper-crust families there maintain their own stable of alligators (those being the regional analog to horses)? Are spoiled children spending their formative years receiving tony gator riding lessons?
Supposedly, this is intended more as an homage to Jaws than a straight-up rip-off. Whatevs. I’m fine with it so long as a character loudly proclaims that they’re gonna need a bigger po’ boy.
I want more like this!
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