Sunday, August 4, 2013
Photos: Fins up! Fans pack into Dallas theater to see Sharknado
Bonus: We bring you the 5 best scenes in the movie below.
DALLAS Sharknado fans headed to three movie theaters in North Texas Friday night to take in the new cult classic for the price of $12.50 per ticket. The made-for-TV movie aired on the Syfy network in July, bringing a host of social media attention, in part for its terrible plots and even worse effects.
But no matter: Fans piled into Dallas' Galaxy Theatre to see flying sharks one more time.
Some moviegoers, like Erika Vogl, wore shark hats. Toni Mitcham and her daughter Carrie Lackey made matching sharknado headbands with tulle and small plastic sharks. Others were just happy to act out their favorite parts of the silly movie, "chomping" on their neighbor before the film began.
Here’s a quick rundown of Sharknado's five wildest scenes, written by Tommy Cummings:
5. As the freak storm is raining man-eating sharks on the Los Angeles area, surfer/bar owner Fin (Ian Ziering) heads for the flying school to find his son. The storm moves over the main hanger and vacuums out one of the flying school instructors. Vine clip via @spookyclaire
Chainsaw vs shark
4. We’ve got Idris Elba’s “we are canceling the Apocalpyse!” line in Pacific Rim and Bill Pullman’s “we celebrate our Independence Day!” line in Independence Day. Now, we’ve got Matt in Sharknado: “Instead of letting live sharks rain down on people, we’re going to get in that chopper and throw bombs into the tornadoes.” Vine clip via Steve Braband
3. People are getting bitten and smashed everywhere. The guy in this scene was asking for it by bringing a bat to a shark fight. Warning: Kinda gory and lots of overacting. Animated GIF via Faves + Co.
2. We get our first big look at the all manner of sharks falling from the sky as the CGI funnel moves from the south side of downtown LA. Look closely at other funnel scenes and you’ll see motorists calmly driving down freeways and streets. Vine clip via @MarlowNYC
1. The signature scene (on the right). While carrying a chainsaw, Fin leaps into the mouth of an incoming shark which is carrying his undigested friend Nova (Cassie Scerbo) in its belly. It prompts a kiss from Ian’s estranged wife April (Tara Reid). Vine clip via @recordsANDradio