Thursday, June 5, 2014

From The B-Kingdom: Ghost Shark

The problem with every movie about sharks is that you can be relatively sure that whenever the characters are on land, there is little to no possibility of danger.  And that's why Ghost Sharks are more dangerous, and more scary, than regular sharks.  Also, they can't be killed by conventional means.

I originally thought that this movie was a mocumentary, and then I thought that it was just poorly and oddly narrated. As it turns out, I was watching it with the descriptive video function turned on for about half an hour, and by the time I figured this out, I was not willing to begin the movie over again.

Incidentally, if ever you find yourself watching a movie that you feel you might not be getting the maximum about of enjoyment out of, and there isn't a Rifftrax track available for it, I highly recommend turning on the descriptive video. As it turns out, this can be quite amusing, and it is also a great way of remembering the names of characters whose significance might not have been great enough for you to put to memory.

Ghost Shark was directed by Griff Furst, whose name I didn't immediately recognize, but upon looking up his IMDB page I realized that he also directed a movie called Ragin' Cajun Redneck Gators, and I knew that this is clearly a man with whom I would love to converse. He is clearly a man whose definition of entertainment falls right in line with my own. 

Griff's involvement in the film was not the original reason I wanted to watch Ghost Shark, though.  Besides the obvious, in that it was called Ghost Shark, (and why wouldn't I want to watch that?) the movie also stars Richard Moll. That's right. Bull, from Night Court, is in this movie, so you should run out and see it just for that.

I enjoyed this movie, although I would suggest watching it under the influence of good company of people who won't ask you to change the channel.

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