Director: Griff E. Furst
Alternate Titles: N/A
Trying to make ends meet, residents in a struggling trailer park down in the middle of the country manage to get swept away in a plot by a developer to drown the area only to have a vicious shark to get involved with them as well and forces them to deal with both issues.
This one wasn't all that bad of a killer shark effort. One of the finer aspects of this one is the fact that there's a strong set of action throughout here that gives this a strong overall pace. The trick at the beginning featuring the event staged in two parts where it shows the pipeline being sabotaged and then going back to bring about the cause of the event itself in the second go-round is rather nice with the confrontation with the shark thrown in to give it a great feel. The resulting aftermath in the drowned-out trailer park is quite impressive featuring all the water rushing over and overtaking the community still inside their trailers due to the storm is quite an enjoyable sequence especially with the rescue efforts shown immediately afterward which helps to give this a sense of scale to the action.
The scenes of the group encountering the shark in the flooded remains of their community offer some great action as well with the shorter scenes of the shark jumping out to take care of the residents as there's plenty of fun featuring the attacks on the two different sets of victims on the river. The big attack scene on the group of hunters trying to carry out their assassination only to have the shark interrupt matters displaying its electrical attack to further drive home some nice action, while the final confrontation manages to include the final attack on the final residents of the park putting their big plan against the shark into fruition gives this a solid series of action-packed scenes that are incredibly fun and providing plenty to like.
The cast here is a lot better than expected. Thomas Ian Nicholas as Rob is quite the lovable inhabitant of this community, which is an accurate description for most of the people here as this is quite a well-rounded crop of citizens that you get to root for throughout here. From his girlfriend Jolene, played by Lulu Jovovich to Rufus the Cowboy, played by Clint James, Barbara Wire played by Sophie Howell and Elise Berggreen as Daisy, the central group of the trailer park community becomes a fun, enjoyable group of people to follow. With a fine turn by Dennis Haskins as evil developer Deconnard and a funny cameo by Tara Reid, overall the cast here is pretty enjoyable. Coupled with a great amount of gore from the high body count, there's a lot to like here which holds it over it's few minor flaws.
The main issue here is the fact that there's just not a whole lot of realistic work one for the shark, which is so fake-looking and CGI-heavy that it really sticks out here, not only because it's such a difference against the rest of the scene that it stands out. The fact that there's just nothing all that impressive about the way it looks. The other big factor to lower this one is the fact that there's just no reason for this one to put dealing with the shark first before the developer storyline, which ends up leading to the fact that the shark doesn't come off as the main threat, neutralizing it in it's own movie since it's done first and then the attention is turned to the subplot rather than having the two stories intertwined at the end. It doesn't end this on a high note and really brings this down somewhat, although it still has a lot to like.
As this one provides plenty of truly enjoyable elements coupled with a few minor issues that don't really drag this down much, there's plenty to really like here and emerges as one of the channel's better efforts. Really give this one a try if you're into those types of efforts, while those that don't appreciate these efforts should heed caution.