I tend to be instantly put off these days when a film features the word ‘shark’ in its title, fearing the off-target irony of any one of those CGI, SyFy Channel shitfests. Here though, is something a world away from such laugh-free assaults on the eyes. While it may feature bad acting, a giant, mutant shark and that last word in its title, Ron Bonk’s House Shark looks like a tasty morsel indeed, and one as brilliantly ridiculous as its director’s name.
The President of low-budget production house SRS Cinema, Bonk has been directing and producing cheapo, often shot-on-video epics for almost 25 years, and House Shark looks as batshit crazy as any of them. Previous SRS titles include Gut-Pile, Inbred Redneck Alien Abduction and Return to Blood Fart Lake.
Tell me this synopsis doesn’t sound amazing:
Just when you thought it was safe to go home!
When Frank [Trey Harrison] finds his happy home under attack by a dangerous but largely unknown breed of shark, he enlists the aid of the world’s only ‘House Shark’ expert, Zachary [Michael Merchant], and a grizzled former real estate agent, Abraham [Wes Reid], to embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast and claim back his life. It’s JAWS in a house!
An Indiegogo campaign is being launched with a view to releasing House Shark in summer 2017. If invasive sharks, bargain-bin splatter and hilariously fake beards are your thing, check out www.srscinema.com for more info.