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Episode 11: (Bad) Shark Movies, feat. Anne-Marie Taylor

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.... Genre Grinder is back and focusing on actual genres, following the three part best of 2010s. Well, sort of. This month, Gabe and first-time guest Anne-Marie Taylor chat about shark movies or, more precisely, BAD shark movies. Honestly, it was just easier this way. Not only does Anne-Marie pride herself on knowing all the best in shitty selachimorpha flicks, but the subgenre has become its own little cottage industry on home video and television over the last two decades.



The discussion begins with arguably the quintessential Italian Jaws rip-off, Enzo G. Castellari’s The Last Shark (Italian: L'ultimo squalo; aka: Great White, 1981), then moves on to the silliest official entry in the Jaws canon, Joe Alves’ Jaws 3-D (1983), an early entry in the modern STV shark lottery, David Worth’s meme-tastic Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002), and end things with a perfect sampling of the Syfy network’s Z-grade output, Keith Shaw’s Avalanche Sharks (2014). We accidentally watched different versions of that last one.


00:00 – Intro

08:00 – The Last Shark

29:17 – Jaws 3-D and shark facts

53:20 – Shark Attack 3: Megalodon

1:16:21 – Avalanche Sharks

1:45:40 – Wrap up and Anne-Marie’s top four



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