A new trailer for House Shark, an upcoming low-budget, independent movie that serves as an homage of sorts to Steven Spielberg's Jaws, has arrived online. Most of the time, making any comparison to Jaws is a good thing. In this case, that all depends on your level of appreciation for ultra-low-budget, schlock. House Shark is billed as, "Jaws in a house" and this trailer promises exactly that. Sort of. Just without all of the great effects and expertly crafted tension. That's been replaced with cheap blood, really bad acting and what looks to be a paper mache shark.
The House Shark trailer delivers on the promise of the movie's name, in that, via completely unexplained and mysterious reasoning, this movie centers on a few men who have to deal with a murderous shark that attacks in a house as opposed to the ocean. It also certainly is mirroring Jaws in many ways. There's even an homage to that all-time great monologue, only this time it's as cheesy as you might expect it would be in a movie titled House Shark. By the looks of it, this could wind up being a legendarily bad, low-budget movie, in the vein of Thankskilling.
Instead of, "You're gonna need a bigger boat," this movie promises that you're gonna need a bigger house. House Shark centers on a man named Frank (Trey Harrison) who finds his happy home under attack by a dangerous but largely unknown breed of shark, a House Shark. To combat this rare breed, he enlists the world's only House Shark expert, Zachary (Michael Merchant), and a grizzled former real estate agent, Abraham (Wes Reid). Together, they embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast and claim back his life.
House Shark has an Indiegogo campaign running where limited edition pre-sales of the movie can be secured, for those who want to make this a part of their personal collection. The Indiegogo features signed editions of the movie, full size one-sheet posters, mini-posters, enamel pins, patches, stickers and more. Some of the perks include Blu-rays, DVDs, and yes, even a VHS copy of the movie, as well as one-of-a-kind props from the movie, a Skype session with the director, and even a chance to come on as a producer. The surprisingly successful Indiegogo campaign has raised over 1100 percent of its goal so far. The campaign ends on March 4. So if you want to reserve a copy, or be able to add a producing credit on House Shark to your IMDB page, get on it.
House Shark comes from writer/director Ron Bonk (Clay). While no specific release date has been set, House Shark is said to be arriving in late summer. So be on the lookout, if you feel the need to see the entire finished product after watching this trailer. You can check out the final House Shark trailer, courtesy of the SRS Cinema YouTube channel, for yourself below.