ABC Film Challenge – Horror – G – Ghost Shark (2013)

Director: Griff Furst

Writer: Paul A Birkett (Screenplay) Eric Forsberg, Griff Furst (Story)

Starring: Mackenzie Rosman, Dave Davis, Lucky Johnson, Shawn C Phillips, Richard Moll


Plot: When rednecks on a fishing trip kill a great white shark, its spirit comes back for revenge, and soon turns its sights on the town of Smallport.


There may be spoilers the rest of the review


Verdict: Mad Shark Fun


Story: Ghost Shark starts when a couple of redneck fishermen get annoyed and kill a great white shark, but the shark doesn’t stay dead and comes back as a ghost looking to kill any the rednecks. When teenager Ava (Roseman) and little sister Cicely (Coe) join Blaise (David) and other friends on the beach the shark attacks anyone in the water.

When the shark starts hunting in any form of water, Mayor Stahl (Johnson) tries to cover up any panic but also doesn’t want to believe that this could be a threat. As the body count continues to rise, Ava must work with Blaise and Cameron to solve the ghost shark mystery before nowhere becomes safe.


Thoughts on Ghost Shark


Characters – Ava is one of the teenagers that is trying to solve the shark mystery, her father is a local boat owner which has gotten her the chance to understand the local water but now she must convince the town of the problem. Blaise is another one of the teenagers trying to solve the mystery and I guess kind of feels like the potential boyfriend. Mayor Stahl is trying to keep the town calm as well as protect his son from a scandal which could expose him. The rest of the character include the local crazy person who knows more than people give him credit for and all the generic characters to be killed off.

PerformanceThe performances do feel solid through the film, we do have moments of poor acting but otherwise nothing is overly special but it does all work for the level the film is trying to reach.

StoryThe idea that a dying shark can transform into a ghost shark that can go through any water, is a good spin on the crazy shark genre. We have the traditional crazy scenarios our characters find themselves in as they start getting picked off by sharks using any means of normal everyday water events. This is one of the ones which is easy to watch and doesn’t full into the completely terrible side.

Fantasy/HorrorThe horror here is shark attacks which as comical in the most part but are the only side of horror involved, the fantasy comes from the idea that a dying creature can come back as a ghost to kill from beyond the grave.

SettingsThe small town settings shows us how a community could be ruined by the incident involving death, we get the character which become everyday moments you would see in your local town.

Special EffectsThe effects are the low budget ones you would expect to see a sci-fi movie, some add the comedy in the film.

Scene of the Movie – That is some bad coffee.

That Moment That Annoyed Me Some scenes are here just to have bikini clad girls.

Final ThoughtsThis is a shark movie you can switch off and watch, it isn’t bad and anything remotely bad turns comical through the film.


Overall: Relaction shark movie




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