Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the water has become a tornado, and that tornado is filled with sharks. Following up fan favorites like “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus,” “Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus,” and “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid,” low budget film studio The Asylum is bringing you “Sharknado,” which is exactly what you think and more than you could hope. Starring Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, the film tells the true story of a deadly tornado powerful enough to suck sharks out of the ocean and hurl them at the innocent civilians of Los Angeles, causing mass hysteria and renegade groups firing shotguns into the air. Wikipedia and my imagination tell me this all took place shortly after the Lakers last won an NBA title.
Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante in his first made-for-TV movie, “Sharknado” debuts tonight at 9pm EDT on the SyFy channel. Check out the trailer below for a preview of tonight’s shenanigans, or just to hear the line, “We’re going to throw bombs into the tornados.” Don’t worry, though, safety nuts. Tara Reid — the ideal voice of reason — thinks it’s too dangerous.