Sharknado

Sharknado 2 Has An Official Title

After reviewing more than 5,000 Twitter submissions to its Name Sharknado 2 social media contest, Syfy announced that the title of the eagerly anticipated Sharknado sequel is…Sharknado 2: The Second One.

Said Thomas Vitale, Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Movies, Syfy: “Since Twitter played such a huge role in the success of the original movie, we wanted to use that platform to ask our fans to name Sharknado 2. This response is another reminder of how Sharknado has become a pop culture phenomenon. We want to thank all our viewers for their wonderful contributions to keeping up the shark-mentum.”

Sharknado Went Theatrical, But How Did It Do?

The SyFy feature Sharknado entered into a limited theatrical run over the weekend.  Regal hosted a 200 special midnight screenings on Friday night and, here in L.A., the film got the red carpet treatment with some of the cast and crew attending.

But the question is: How did the film – which originally debuted on the small screen – perform?  Well, let’s keep expectations in check…

Sharknado Goes Theatrical, Regal to Host Midnight Screenings

Regal Entertainment Group today announced that Regal will host midnight shows of the Syfy Channel’s film Sharknado on August 2nd at approximately 200 theaters across the country.

“‘Sharknado’ has become a force of nature in its own right. This project transcends the original television platform and has created tremendous buzz,” stated Ken Thewes, chief marketing officer for Regal Entertainment Group. “There’s just something epic about watching these huge beasts on the big screen with your friends and family. The crowd reactions will make for a memorable experience in our theatres.”

At its peak, #sharknado registered about 5,000 tweets per minute, and accumulated more than 600,000 social media mentions while taking the internet by storm. Tickets for the midnight shows are available at the box office, online and through the Regal App.

The Trailer for Sharknado Blows In!

The folks at Machinima debuted the full trailer for Sharknado, another “classic” from your friends at The Asylum.

I’m not going to knock it, this one – I’ve heard – is a blast.

The concept is simple, a fierce weather system blows in and takes a lot of sharks with it, sending them sailing through the air and…onto people.

Anthony C. Ferrante directed the film which stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid.  Review here!

Teaser Delivers the Goods for Sharknado

Guys, Sharknado is coming.  Soon.  Real soon.  July 11th on SyFy, in fact, and we’ve got a teaser spot to share with you after the jump.  

Now, this is the first footage we’re seeing from this genre hybrid which mashes the “weather catastrophe” film with the sharksploitation sub-genre.  And yeah, it’s pretty much what you expect.

Anthony C. Ferrante directed the film which stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid.

You can read our review of the film here.

The Most Important Film of the American Film Market? Sharknado is Coming!

Guys, there’s a film coming and it might just blow your mind.  From the team at The Asylum comes a film that combines the nature-run-amok genre with the “wild weather” disaster flicks that have inundated the direct-to-DVD/VOD market.

It’s called Sharknado, and it’s exactly what you think it is.  A tornado made of motherf**kin’ sharks.

Walking the halls of the American Film Market this week, ShockTillYouDrop.com spied some teaser art and it’s pretty fantastic.  Head inside for a full look.

No other details about the film have been released yet…