The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: Monster Shark (1984)

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After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s selection so do your best to find the film, most of which have not made it past VHS, and follow along. Better yet, start your own chapter!

VHS cover in the States

So last week here on The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night I gave my thoughts on a rip-off of The Exorcist that we all watched in amazement. In said write-up I mentioned how much people have loved ripping-off other movies for years, and this week’s film is no exception. By far, one of the biggest films of the 70s was Jaws. This is the movie that put Spielberg on the map and would become known as the first summer blockbuster. It’s also the movie that spawned a thousand rip-offs. Ok, not literally but so many people, and countries, have made their own Jaws film it’s ridiculous. In 1984 one such film was made by Lamberto Bava (son of famed Italian director Mario Bava, and credited here as John Old, Jr). Some call it Devil Fish, others say Shark: Rosso nell’oceano, but to me it’s Monster Shark.

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