Sharktopus is a 2010 SyFy original horror/science fiction film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Declan O'Brien, and starring Eric Roberts.


The U.S. Navy commissions a group known as "Blue Water" to genetically engineer a half-shark, half-octopus for combat. During a demonstration attacking drug traffickers off of Santa Monica, the beast called Sharktopus escapes the control of its creators and makes its way to Puerto Vallarta. Hunted by Blue Water and a television crew, Sharktopus attacks numerous beach-goers. Sharktopus is eventually defeated by detonating explosives embedded in its brain.


  • Eric Roberts as Dr. Nathan Sands
  • Sara Malakul Lane as Nicole Sands
  • Kerem Bursin as Andy Flynn
  • Héctor Jiménez as Bones
  • Liv Boughn as Stacy Everheart
  • Shandi Finnessey as Stephie
  • Peter Nelson as Commander Cox (credited as Calvin Persson)


On Rotten Tomatoes, Sharktopus has a 50% approval rating from critics, based on 6 reviews.

Home Media

Sharktopus was released to DVD and Blu-ray on March 15, 2011.


In an interview with, producer Roger Corman said that he may do a sequel to the film. A similarly themed movie, Piranhaconda, was released in 2012. Two official sequels called Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda and Sharktopus vs. Mermantula will be released in 2016.

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