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(Deadline)   Sharknado midnight screenings sold out across the country, which is quite good considering it was a made-for-cable film that probably cost $10,000 to make   (deadline.com ) divider line
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2013-08-03 01:02:12 PM  
Imdb has it listed as:
Budget $10,000
Budget $ 1,000,000

I think reality is closer to the second number.
 
2013-08-03 02:12:08 PM  
The Fark thread when it first aired was a lot of fun but Jesus. SyFy has a genius marketing guy working for them.
 
2013-08-03 02:52:09 PM  
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People are morons.
 
2013-08-03 03:04:04 PM  
and yet snakes on a plane flopped.

/farking hipsters.  if you pay them to watch this garbage, they don't get the irony, they think you LIKE it.
 
2013-08-03 03:04:19 PM  
This is the worst Syfy/ The Asylum film I've seen in a while. Why couldn't the morons have jumped on the bad movie bandwagon with an actual good-bad movie instead of this shiat?
 
2013-08-03 03:12:25 PM  
"Hey everyone. TMZ and E! says you have to watch this bad movie!"

And yet The Room is still torrented all across the country without a midnight screening.
 
2013-08-03 03:13:18 PM  

frepnog: and yet snakes on a plane flopped.

/farking hipsters.  if you pay them to watch this garbage, they don't get the irony, they think you LIKE it.


I'm going to have to disagree. I think they know exactly what they are making and exactly why people are seeing it. It's called motherfarking Sharknado. This is Syfy/The Asylum- and they know they are making ridiculous shiat- cashing on douchebags who wouldn't know the difference between good-bad and bad-bad if it bit them on the ass. Sharknado is an awesome premise with potential. Unfortunately, the title was the only good thing about this movie.
 
2013-08-03 03:38:44 PM  
There are movies that are so bad they are good, but this one seems just plain bad. It's an entire movie based on a joke title.
 
2013-08-03 03:44:55 PM  
$10,000 budget? We know at least $1,000 went to Bunny Lebowski. Probably $1,100 so Steve could watch.
 
2013-08-03 03:46:04 PM  

electronsexparty: frepnog: and yet snakes on a plane flopped.

/farking hipsters.  if you pay them to watch this garbage, they don't get the irony, they think you LIKE it.

I'm going to have to disagree. I think they know exactly what they are making and exactly why people are seeing it. It's called motherfarking Sharknado. This is Syfy/The Asylum- and they know they are making ridiculous shiat- cashing on douchebags who wouldn't know the difference between good-bad and bad-bad if it bit them on the ass. Sharknado is an awesome premise with potential. Unfortunately, the title was the only good thing about this movie.


Sorry Ian Ziering chain sawing out of the shark at the end was funnier than anything in any comedy released this year.
 
2013-08-03 03:50:00 PM  
If this shiat is getting this much publicity. Then these ironic hipster douche bags are gonna love my idea for a terrorist shark movie. Im calling it Al Sharkada.......its a working title
 
2013-08-03 03:51:38 PM  

js34603: Sorry Ian Ziering chain sawing out of the shark at the end was funnier than anything in any comedy released this year.


And some big thing falling on the Harry Knowles look alike. It was an amusing if forgettable movie to watch once. I can't see the cult status they're trying to push on it though.
 
2013-08-03 03:59:41 PM  

electronsexparty: This is the worst Syfy/ The Asylum film I've seen in a while. Why couldn't the morons have jumped on the bad movie bandwagon with an actual good-bad movie instead of this shiat?


I thought Sharktopus was a better "so bad it's good" movie, and they've made a dozen similarly ridiculous movies in the past few years.  Other than the catchy title, I don't get why Sharknado took hold.
 
2013-08-03 04:03:30 PM  

Mugato: js34603: Sorry Ian Ziering chain sawing out of the shark at the end was funnier than anything in any comedy released this year.

And some big thing falling on the Harry Knowles look alike. It was an amusing if forgettable movie to watch once. I can't see the cult status they're trying to push on it though.


Eh I don't know if they're trying to push a cult status on it as much as bleed it dry for every last cent they can make.

Either way, IDC. I watched it when it came out, hung out in the thread, and thought it was a good bad movie. I got my entertainment out of it (I literally laughed out loud at the chain sawing), what they do with it now I'll let the Internet fight about.
 
2013-08-03 04:09:47 PM  

Zombie DJ: "Hey everyone. TMZ and E! says you have to watch this bad movie!"

And yet The Room is still torrented all across the country without a midnight screening.


Uh, no. The Room does have screenings. It even has rituals.
 
2013-08-03 04:15:30 PM  

frepnog: and yet snakes on a plane flopped.

/farking hipsters.  if you pay them to watch this garbage, they don't get the irony, they think you LIKE it.


SoaP you had to pay to watch.

Sharknado was on basic cable with live tweeting.

Bonnie Hammer owes the Best Brains descenadants (Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic) a piece of the movie's profits.
 
2013-08-03 04:17:55 PM  

js34603: and thought it was a good bad movie. I got my entertainment out of it


Yeah, I saw it. It was every bit as hilariously awful as I expected. I was entertained, but I have zero desire to re-watch it. The acting was awful, story stupid, and effects basically made of crayon. But if you can lighten up and expect a bad B-move (hell, this one may be a C-movie), it's amusing.
 
2013-08-03 04:21:56 PM  

js34603: electronsexparty: frepnog: and yet snakes on a plane flopped.

/farking hipsters.  if you pay them to watch this garbage, they don't get the irony, they think you LIKE it.

I'm going to have to disagree. I think they know exactly what they are making and exactly why people are seeing it. It's called motherfarking Sharknado. This is Syfy/The Asylum- and they know they are making ridiculous shiat- cashing on douchebags who wouldn't know the difference between good-bad and bad-bad if it bit them on the ass. Sharknado is an awesome premise with potential. Unfortunately, the title was the only good thing about this movie.

Sorry Ian Ziering chain sawing out of the shark at the end was funnier than anything in any comedy released this year.


Actually, yeah. I kind of remember losing my shiat over that scene. I was also so drunk that I had to be reminded that that scene was in the movie.
 
2013-08-03 04:25:46 PM  

The Shatner Incident: Zombie DJ: "Hey everyone. TMZ and E! says you have to watch this bad movie!"

And yet The Room is still torrented all across the country without a midnight screening.

Uh, no. The Room does have screenings. It even has rituals.


Where? I'd love to see it in a theater.
I'm sick of the old Midnight shows of  Rocky Horror and such.
 
2013-08-03 04:43:09 PM  

frepnog: and yet snakes on a plane flopped.

/farking hipsters.  if you pay them to watch this garbage, they don't get the irony, they think you LIKE it.


I went to go see Snakes On A Plane and was genuinely shocked to come back to an Internet that responded, 'Wait, you actually WATCHED that POS?' Like, what the hell were we hyping it for if we weren't gonna go actually see it?
 
2013-08-03 05:12:35 PM  
You can't do shiat in Hollywood for $10,000, you'll spend more than that on craft services per week.
 
2013-08-03 05:17:36 PM  
The host of Marketplace, an american public media show that airs a half-hour a night out of LA, is a gangly ex-navy pilot with a goofball sense of humor named Kai Rhyssdol.

Last week he interviewed the lead guy from The Offspring, who just happens to be a double-PHD molecular biologist that runs his own hot sauce company on the side (that he started in his kitchen) as well as still touring with the band at age 50+.

Yesterday, he interviewed the director of the aforementioned Sharknado, who actually came across as pretty funny and smart (surprised me), and in that talk the guy confirmed the budget was around a million, million-five.

Just FYI, My CSB for the week, or as close as I'm likely to get.
 
2013-08-03 05:18:25 PM  

ReapTheChaos: You can't do shiat in Hollywood for $10,000, you'll spend more than that on craft services per week.


Hell, I think they spend that much on gaffer tape.
 
2013-08-03 06:00:01 PM  

Earguy: I thought Sharktopus was a better "so bad it's good" movie, and they've made a dozen similarly ridiculous movies in the past few years. Other than the catchy title, I don't get why Sharknado took hold.


I think it's the fact that this one takes the sharks onto land. It gives it an extra ridiculous oomph.
 
2013-08-03 06:20:09 PM  

Mugato: The Fark thread when it first aired was a lot of fun but Jesus. SyFy has a genius marketing guy working for them.


I dunno, it didn't seem that hard to do. The movie started with genuine buzz on it's first showing, so I can't imagine it being quite a leap to clear a spot in your lineup to air an "encore presentation" a few nights later. Then once the numbers came back and showed an even bigger bump in numbers on the second showing, make space for a "by very special request" third showing.

Taking it to the theaters for a Friday night midnight movie showing was just genius though.
 
2013-08-03 06:39:13 PM  
So basically, Sharknado is this generation's Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. I think we were due.

/imokwiththis.jpg
 
2013-08-03 06:51:53 PM  
Sharknado is a horrid film that seems to be constructed that way. The Room, The Miami Connection, and Troll 2 seem more enjoyably awful since the suck was unintentional.
 
2013-08-03 07:00:40 PM  

Guuberre: So basically, Sharknado is this generation's Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. I think we were due.

/imokwiththis.jpg


Who can forget these lines:

Baz: Storm's dying down.
Nova: How can you tell?
Baz: Not as many sharks flying around.

We're gonna need a bigger chopper.
 
2013-08-03 07:00:54 PM  

xaks: The host of Marketplace, an american public media show that airs a half-hour a night out of LA, is a gangly ex-navy pilot with a goofball sense of humor named Kai Rhyssdol.

Last week he interviewed the lead guy from The Offspring, who just happens to be a double-PHD molecular biologist that runs his own hot sauce company on the side (that he started in his kitchen) as well as still touring with the band at age 50+.

Yesterday, he interviewed the director of the aforementioned Sharknado, who actually came across as pretty funny and smart (surprised me), and in that talk the guy confirmed the budget was around a million, million-five.

Just FYI, My CSB for the week, or as close as I'm likely to get.


Marketplace rocks. It is the reason I will eventually see sharknado.

And to spite farkers who are now on their third+ thread telling me that although they enjoyed it as a joke I am not allowed the same chance. Those guys can suck my cock.
 
2013-08-03 07:10:33 PM  

MayoSlather: Sharknado is a horrid film that seems to be constructed that way. The Room, The Miami Connection, and Troll 2 seem more enjoyably awful since the suck was unintentional.


They could combine Sharknado and The Room.  They could have great lines like:

"A shark is tearing me apaaart!"

"Did you see the sharks?!"  "I did naaawt!"
 
2013-08-03 07:23:03 PM  

vrax: MayoSlather: Sharknado is a horrid film that seems to be constructed that way. The Room, The Miami Connection, and Troll 2 seem more enjoyably awful since the suck was unintentional.

They could combine Sharknado and The Room.  They could have great lines like:

"A shark is tearing me apaaart!"

"Did you see the sharks?!"  "I did naaawt!"


Whose naked ass would we see in the sex scene?  Ian Ziering, or John Heard?
 
2013-08-03 07:31:54 PM  

ariseatex: vrax: MayoSlather: Sharknado is a horrid film that seems to be constructed that way. The Room, The Miami Connection, and Troll 2 seem more enjoyably awful since the suck was unintentional.

They could combine Sharknado and The Room.  They could have great lines like:

"A shark is tearing me apaaart!"

"Did you see the sharks?!"  "I did naaawt!"

Whose naked ass would we see in the sex scene?  Ian Ziering, or John Heard?



i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-08-03 07:47:23 PM  

sleeper2995: If this shiat is getting this much publicity. Then these ironic hipster douche bags are gonna love my idea for a terrorist shark movie. Im calling it Al Sharkada.......its a working title


That's.... Brilliant
 
2013-08-03 08:07:21 PM  
I'd like to think that we, as a society, have come to embrace the concept of "so bad it's entertaining" thanks to strokes of imbecilic genius such as Plan 9 From Outer Space and Showgirls, but rather than letting the wretched stink of the movie slowly envelop us until we're basking in the glory of its shiattiness, we're diving head-first into it and inhaling like a coke fiend on withdrawal.  And the people involved with the movie are laughing all the way to the bank, ensuring that more cinematic ineptitude is on the way.

For fans of Syfy (the channel) and sci-fi (the genre), the success of these "movies"...and I use that term loosely...is both a positive and a negative;  positive in that they bring viewers to a channel that's been starving for them, and negative in that it's worsening the channel's already tarnished reputation for producing schlocky movies and barely paying mind to legitimate, quality-made sci-fi/fantasy television series and movies, not to mention a complete dismissal of classic science fiction from years past, something that Syfy used to to embrace in its early years as "The Sci-Fi Channel".
 
2013-08-03 08:23:37 PM  

The Shatner Incident: Zombie DJ: "Hey everyone. TMZ and E! says you have to watch this bad movie!"

And yet The Room is still torrented all across the country without a midnight screening.

Uh, no. The Room does have screenings. It even has rituals.


Oh hi, Denny.
 
2013-08-03 08:43:31 PM  
blog.zap2it.com
 
2013-08-03 10:13:51 PM  

Zombie DJ: The Shatner Incident: Zombie DJ: "Hey everyone. TMZ and E! says you have to watch this bad movie!"

And yet The Room is still torrented all across the country without a midnight screening.

Uh, no. The Room does have screenings. It even has rituals.

Where? I'd love to see it in a theater.
I'm sick of the old Midnight shows of  Rocky Horror and such.


They had one at the Music Box theater in Chicago not too long ago. Sold out. I think the "creative genius" behind the film even shows up.
 
2013-08-03 10:18:01 PM  
Well, at least Tara Reid's boob job is no longer the most embarrassing thing about her career.
 
2013-08-03 11:17:44 PM  

TheLopper: Zombie DJ: The Shatner Incident: Zombie DJ: "Hey everyone. TMZ and E! says you have to watch this bad movie!"

And yet The Room is still torrented all across the country without a midnight screening.

Uh, no. The Room does have screenings. It even has rituals.

Where? I'd love to see it in a theater.
I'm sick of the old Midnight shows of  Rocky Horror and such.

They had one at the Music Box theater in Chicago not too long ago. Sold out. I think the "creative genius" behind the film even shows up.


Music Box has another midnight showing in a couple weeks.
 
2013-08-03 11:29:06 PM  
i haven't seen sharknado, but it can't possibly be as bad as some other major theatrical releases.  they show crap movies on cable and they show crap movies in theaters, the only difference is their budget.
 
2013-08-04 12:23:56 AM  

Zombie DJ: Where? I'd love to see it in a theater.
I'm sick of the old Midnight shows of  Rocky Horror and such.


Well, where are you?

I know the Plaza Theater in Atlanta does midnights once every month or two.  It's got a weekly screening at a theater in LA (the NuArt, I believe?).

But if you're looking for a truly brilliant show, you have to see it with the auteur.  You can get more info from this horribly designed website: http://theroommovie.com/screeningspop.html
 
2013-08-04 02:38:38 AM  

GardenWeasel: sleeper2995: If this shiat is getting this much publicity. Then these ironic hipster douche bags are gonna love my idea for a terrorist shark movie. Im calling it Al Sharkada.......its a working title

That's.... Brilliant


I would've gone with Zero Shark Thirty, personally.
 
2013-08-04 02:46:29 AM  

ks1415: GardenWeasel: sleeper2995: If this shiat is getting this much publicity. Then these ironic hipster douche bags are gonna love my idea for a terrorist shark movie. Im calling it Al Sharkada.......its a working title

That's.... Brilliant

I would've gone with Zero Shark Thirty, personally.


Hmmmm Interesting!!! Water-boarding sharks would somehow just have to be a major plot point
 
2013-08-04 02:50:03 AM  

sleeper2995: ks1415: GardenWeasel: sleeper2995: If this shiat is getting this much publicity. Then these ironic hipster douche bags are gonna love my idea for a terrorist shark movie. Im calling it Al Sharkada.......its a working title

That's.... Brilliant

I would've gone with Zero Shark Thirty, personally.

Hmmmm Interesting!!! Water-boarding sharks would somehow just have to be a major plot point


I have it. So after the Navy dumps Osama's body over border in the ocean a group of great whites rip him to shreds and they become infected with terrorist powers. Wow this screenplay has legs!!
 
2013-08-04 03:11:27 AM  

sleeper2995: sleeper2995: ks1415: GardenWeasel: sleeper2995: If this shiat is getting this much publicity. Then these ironic hipster douche bags are gonna love my idea for a terrorist shark movie. Im calling it Al Sharkada.......its a working title

That's.... Brilliant

I would've gone with Zero Shark Thirty, personally.

Hmmmm Interesting!!! Water-boarding sharks would somehow just have to be a major plot point

I have it. So after the Navy dumps Osama's body over border in the ocean a group of great whites rip him to shreds and they become infected with terrorist powers. Wow this screenplay has legs!!


It's already more interesting than anything SyFy has put out recently.
 
2013-08-04 04:07:34 AM  
Sharktopus, Sharknado... How many !!shark!! movies are we at so far?

I'd like to point out that Back to the Future predicted this...

spirit-plumber.com

/hotlinked, but it's my server, so yeah
//where's my damn flying car
///have a friend who's working on a maglev hoverboard
 
2013-08-04 09:49:22 AM  

js34603: electronsexparty: frepnog: and yet snakes on a plane flopped.

/farking hipsters.  if you pay them to watch this garbage, they don't get the irony, they think you LIKE it.

I'm going to have to disagree. I think they know exactly what they are making and exactly why people are seeing it. It's called motherfarking Sharknado. This is Syfy/The Asylum- and they know they are making ridiculous shiat- cashing on douchebags who wouldn't know the difference between good-bad and bad-bad if it bit them on the ass. Sharknado is an awesome premise with potential. Unfortunately, the title was the only good thing about this movie.

Sorry Ian Ziering chain sawing out of the shark at the end was funnier than anything in any comedy released this year.


Dude! SPOILER ALERT! Some of us haven't seen it yet!
 
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