Following hard on the heels of SyFy Network's big budget 'so bad it's good' answer to the killer shark obsession [Sharknado 2: The Second One](movie:1228437) the production team behind indie CGI mini-monster party Piranha Sharks thinks that they're on to something big. They even throw a few piranha sized snarky punches at Sharknado...which I always enjoy.
What's in the trailer? Well, like most indie films, it's pretty much the whole movie. My favorite part? Where a random guy is eaten from the inside out by the miniscule killing machines known as Piranha Sharks. While the film can't really seem to decide how big the Piranha Sharks should be, or how they should really look, the Piranha Sharks are essentially miniature sharks, with longer teeth, which doesn't make any sense, but that's OK. After being told to lighten up on more than one occasion, I'm learning to live without science when it comes to these films.
The story [edited from IMDB for my own amusement] - Great White Sharks, bio-engineered to be the size of piranhas with the purpose of living in rich people's exotic aquariums (I'm not going to lie, I would want some) terrorize New York City when they get into the water supply (because all toilets lead to the same place, right? And these things breed like killer rabbits or something...because of course they do) and do what great white sharks do best, which in reality, is hunt seals and eat ocean carrion but here, they mean attack and eat people, because that's what sharks do, right? Right. We should really bring back the shark fin soup craze. When the exterminators are called in, it's time to put their money where their mouths are and prove that just because they kill rats and cockroaches for a living, doesn't mean they can't save New York from this tiny toothy menace. PS - Kevin Sorbo is the mayor of New York, you couldn't convince him to get a haircut?
If you can't get enough, Piranha Sharks will be airing a free 10-minute preview of the movie this Wednesday, August 6th @ 7 PM EST, that will remain playable for several hours @ http://www.piranhasharks.com
The US release of Piranha Sharks will happen August 8th exclusively @ https://vimeo.com/ondemand/piranhasharks - and honestly, I'll probably rent it for $2 because I can't seem to stop doing this to myself.
Side note...for some extra wishful thinking, watch the news ticker at the bottom of the trailer screen in the news scenes.