“Sharknado” may be the ultimate Syfy Original Movie. It’s about sharks. Sharks caught up in a tornado. Ian Ziering, once of “Beverly Hills 90210,” and Tara Reid are in charge of saving the world from the killer flying fish-monsters.

Could anything be better?

Syfy obviously thinks that “more” equals “better.” Because of this, the cable network will surround “Sharknado” with seven other shark-themed disaster films. Yes, Syfy has seven more shark-themed disaster films.

Actually, the original movie-loving network has way more than seven (“Jersey Shore Shark Attack” anyone?), but that’s the number getting airtime on Thursday, July 8. In all, Syfy will present an eight-movie marathon of shark destruction throughout the day.

The insanity begins at 9am on Thursday with the aptly named “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.” Following that, we get “Malibu Shark Attack,” “Sharktopus,” “Swamp Shark” and “Super Shark.” The main event, “Sharknado,” takes the prime-time position at 9pm, and then the marathon closes with “Two-Headed Shark Attack” and “Shark Zone.”

Who needs Shark Week when we’ve got all this in a single day?

“Sharknado” premieres on Thursday, July 8 at 9pm on Syfy.


Posted by:Laurel Brown