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The Syfy shark craze comes back to television tonight with "Ghost Shark," as it tries to follow up on the success of "Sharknado."
"Ghost Shark" is about a "mysterious, translucent shark" that appears in any body of water including pools, and attacks and terrorizes whoever is swimming.
According to a review on Hollywood Gossip, this film lacks all the charm of its predecessor. While "Sharknado" was so bad it was good and funny, this film is does not illicit the same feelings.
The movie airs at 9 p.m. on the Syfy Channel.
"Sharknado" took the world by storm after after millions of people took to Twitter and online to express the absurdity and craziness of the film.
Perhaps one of the craziest premises for a movie somehow became a hit due to how over-the-top it was. The movie plot is exactly what the name implies: a tornado filled with sharks. The sharks were swept up by a big storm that hit Los Angeles, and now a group of people are battling their way through the city of flying sharks.
"Sharknado 2" is slated for a 2014 release, and is to take place in New York City, reported Hollywood Reporter. The director wants to nab Matt Lindelof and Johnny Depp to be the stars for their sequel. Part one's biggest star was Tara Reid.
The movie premiered a few weeks ago on the cable network and was one of the most talked about things on Twitter for the next few days as it was able to draw in around 604,000 Tweets. The success of the movie on social media made the decision for a sequel a no brainer and, The Asylum, the company behind the movie, is allowing Twitter users to name the movie.
"Fans will be able to tweet their subtitle to @SyfyMovies using #Sharknado. The network will select the best submission as the sequel's subtitle," said Hollywood Reporter.
"Sharknado" and "Ghost Shark" are not the only low budget so bad it's funny and movies about sharks. Recent ventures into the killer fish genre have been: "Two-Headed Shark" (2012), "Sand Sharks" (2011), "Shark Night 3D" (2011), "Sharktopus" (2010), "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus" (2009), and "Piranha 3D" (2010), for all the non-shark enthusiasts.