Title: Shark Night
Release Date: September 2, 2011
Time: 85 minutes
Newly arrived at her family’s lake-island cabin, college student Sara (Sara Paxton) and her friends prepare for a weekend of fun in the sun. But soon after they dive into the lake, football player Malik (Sinqua Walls) stumbles out of the water with a grievous wound. Thinking Malik is the victim of a freak accident, the friends pile into a tiny speedboat and head for the hospital. To their horror, they discover that they are surrounded by hundreds of massive, hungry sharks.
I work at a library (yes, it’s awesome), and am in the cataloging department. This little gem may have slipped by getting added to our library’s DVD section if I hadn’t pulled it off the donation cart. How someone could give up this gem, I’m not sure, but I’m glad they did because I, and numerous library patrons, will now be able to enjoy it.
Nerds, Jocks and Hot Girls all get along together, which is nice to see. Then you have the typical redneck, which of course you will find on the way to your giant lake house that has no neighbors close by. Once we get to the house, that’s when the mangling and dismembering begins. What they think of as a freak thing, (the shark must have came through the levy after hurricane season), quickly turns into sharks everywhere.
The sheriff (who plays Harvey on Gotham… love that crazy show), adds some comic relief as the bumbling country bumpkin. Very little nudity, and no sex, just lots and lots of blood. The final reason as to why this is happening makes sense in a twisted way. And honestly I’m surprised something like this hasn’t happened in real life… or maybe it has. So next time you’re near a saltwater lake, you might want to let your friends go for a swim while you stay on the beach.