I will never understand who comes up with these ideas and eventually decides, “hey, we should make this,” but damned do I feel blessed. “Shark Week” is heading indoors with SRS Cinema’s insanely ridiculous House Shark.
Ron Bonk is the writer and director of House Shark, which is a bit Jaws and a bit Goonies and a whole lot of Troma-like madness.
“When Frank (Trey Harrison) finds his happy home under attack by a dangerous but largely unknown breed of shark, he’s 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.” Yes, it’s Jaws in a house!
The b-movie spoof pays loving homage not just to Jaws but also many of the early movies of Steven Spielberg. “I used to play act out Jaws in our yard as a kid,” comments Bonk, “so I made this movie with that mentality. Like if I was a kid with a camera, this would have been my attempt to make a shark movie, but with all the juvenile humor that comes with being a kid. Sort of like Hardware Wars was to Star Wars, House Shark would have been to Jaws.”
The movie also stars Wayne W. Johnson, Nathan Bonk, Melissa LaMartina, Jennie Russo, Samantha Varga, Edward Mastin and Brett Janeski. SPFX were created by Marcus Koch and Matthew Ash, and the score is being composed by Emmett Van Slyke. The movie is expected to finish post-production in the fall, and after a short film festival run will hit VOD then wide release in Spring 2018.