With second installments in the Sharknado (July 30, 9 p.m.) and Sharktopus (August 2, 9 p.m.) franchises set to premiere on Syfy, we match up the two monster movies, head to terrifying head.
Sharknado 2: The Second One
Sharktopus: Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda
Winner! Sharktopus, which has already (awesomely) named its third film Sharktopus vs. Mermantula.
Threat to humanity
Sharknado 2: A once-, well, twice-in-a-lifetime weather system, the shark-tossing tornado.
Sharktopus: A genetically engineered half-shark/half-octopus battling a half-pterodactyl/half-barracuda.
Winner! Dodge hungry sharks or avoid becoming creature-combat collateral damage? Call it a draw.
Sharknado 2: Lead actor Ian Ziering frequently guests in Chippendales.
Sharktopus: Lead actor Robert Carradine starred in 1999 film The Vegas Connection.
Winner! Sharknado, since we’ve actually heard of Chippendales.
Sharknado 2: Mark McGrath
Sharktopus: Conan O’Brien
Winner! Too close to call.
Sharknado 2: Mia Farrow, Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, Elizabeth Banks and Kurt Loder were among the celebs who tweeted about the first film.
Sharktopus: Plush-toy designer Suzannah Ashley received viral recognition for her cute Sharktopus plush toy.
Winner! Sharktopus. We can’t resist that cuddly face.