Sharknado mania has taken over the web.
The ridiculously implausible TV movie about a tornado — filled with man-eating sharks — hitting LA premieres Thursday night on the Syfy channel. And it’s even got celebs abuzz. Here’s a sampling from Twitter:
Xena star Lucy Lawless: “SHARKNADO It’s comin’ for ya!”
Author R.L. Stine:”Is it a shark? Is it a tornado? No. It’s SHARKNADO! Coming to the SyFy Channel. Another classic?
Hunger Games Star Sam Claflin: #sharknado- potentially my new most favouritest film trailer… like, EVER! Need to see this.”
And CNN anchor Jake Tapper has been tweeting about it with anticipation literally for weeks.
The press release from the Syfy channel about Sharknado is almost as hilarious as the trailer for the flick:
“Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a … shark! A supersized storm sucks sharks from the ocean and hurls them onto land in the new Syfy Original Movie Sharknado, premiering Thursday, July 11 at 9PM (ET/PT).
In the movie, regulars of a beachside bar including owner Fin (Ian Ziering/Beverly Hills 90210), bartender Nova (Casie Scerbo/Make It Or Break It) and local drunk George (John Heard/Home Alone) team up with Fin’s ex-wife April (Tara Reid/Scrubs) to investigate the ecological nightmare that has sharks swimming through the streets of Los Angeles and falling from the skies.”
Tara Reid? Flying sharks? This thing has instant classic written all over it.