While there’s some pretty massive big-name blockbusters heading our way, there’s a lot of under-the-radar monster movies that have generated a cult-like following for being so, well… strange. So, if you thought Sharknado was the craziest it gets, just check out these monster mash-ups below:
Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
After defeating the notorious giant octopus, Mega Shark needs a new rival, and thankfully for us viewers, Crocosaurus exists – setting off the chain of events that is the D-grade horror movie, Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus.
The plot is relatively straightforward; while mining diamonds in the Congo, workers unleash a giant crocodile. Meanwhile, the Mega Shark has returned and apparently finds crocodile eggs indescribably delicious. Thus, the tension between the two beasts builds.
The top-of-the-line special effects will blow your mind as we follow the story from Miami Beach to Orlando to California to the Panama Canal. The Mega Shark is up to its old tricks (eating boats, jumping out of the water to attack planes, etc) and the Crocosaurus will live in your nightmares as you watch it trample through cities. Also, the film is 100% scientifically accurate.
Birdemic: Shock and Terror
Imagine a movie that would be created solely to give film students a paper topic on how not to make movies. Every conceivable error has been made in making “Birdemic.” At first, you simply won’t be able to believe that the film is not a spoof. But if you read about the film and about Nguyen, and if you take a few moments to watch the additional material on the DVD, you will soon agree that this was just a misguided effort on the entire production team’s part.
That said, Birdemic is strangely watchable. In contrast to many bad movies, it’s not boring. Consider it a train wreck that you simply can’t tear your eyes from. Even the boring scenes have some aspects, whether it be poor sound, hilariously unrealistic dialogue, or odd things going on in the background, that fascinate you from start to finish.
Boa vs Python
How do you make a giant snake movie even better? Add another giant snake, of course. Boa vs. Python takes the two of “nature’s most dangerous predators” (which is debatable) and pits them against one another. This movie is basically about a rich guy who has nothing better to do than to hunt giant animals. He has a giant python flown in and in most monster films the snake escapes. The government catches wind of his snake problems and tries to kill it with there own equally large snake (the boa named Betty). The rest writes itself.
If you have a sense of humour to bad acting, bad special effects, and plot holes bigger than the Mariana Trench, then give Boa vs Python a rent.
In Piranhaconda, a huge creature that’s part snake, part fish terrorises the cast and crew of a B-movie (so meta, bro), because the creature is mad that Professor Lovegrove (played by Sin City’s Michael Madsen) had stolen it’s eggs. That’s the threadbare plot for this SyFy original in a nutshell, and that’s all it really needs, to be fair, because a movie called Piranhaconda isn’t going to throw too many narrative curve-balls your way.
The acting is terrible and the CGI is cringe-worthy, but the movie does throw some funny self-deprecating lines here and there, showing us that Piranhaconda doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that’s always a good thing.
Sharktopus delivered exactly what it promised. It’s badly acted, badly scored, badly edited, badly shot, badly written, features bad special effects, and the film set itself (probably) had some bad catering. However, there’s just something about this film that keeps us coming back for more.
Maybe it’s the portmanteau title, the silly tone, or perhaps it’s the super-catchy intro song (Google it), but Sharktopus is just one of those movies that is so bad it’s good.