Trouble is brewing and this time it has nothing to do with a tropical storm of sharks — well, directly, anyway. Deadline reports that the production crew on Sharknado 3 is striking, and that's just bad news bears for all fans of the bizarre Syfy TV movie. According to the report, the crew members are seeking a health and pension agreement, and were seen picketing outside of the Burbank, Calif. production office for The Asylum, the company that has created the sea-creatures-in-a-whirlwind franchise. Whatever happens with this agreement, one thing is for sure — these protests could set back the air date for everyone's favorite terrible movie.
Say what you will about the first two Sharknado films (like, for example, that they cinematic trainwrecks including plots that read like a fever dream) but you can't deny that they're a fun time. The series made "so-bad-it's-good" movies look just plain good by comparison. They made C-list actors TV-movie royalty (looking at you, Ian Ziering) and reminded us that movies don't have to win an Oscar to be epic. (Even if the word "epic" is typically filled in with "terrible" when discussing this franchise.)
Obviously, having to wait for more Sharknado is a total bummer — but that doesn't mean it doesn't have plenty of terrible peers that we can goof on instead.
If you're suffering from serious Sharknado withdrawal, feast your eyes on some of these amazing made-for-TV flicks. Gather your snarkiest friends and tune into these movies:
Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014)
Conan O'Brien AND the dad from Lizzie McGuire? I'll watch it twice!
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)
If you're the kind of person who asks questions like, "Wait, how can a shark eat a plane mid-air?" then you are not the kind of person who should watch this movie.
Sand Sharks (2011)
Oh, you thought that sharks only swam in the ocean? Don't let Jaws lie to you like that — prehistoric tiger sharks with genetic mutations that cause them to travel through sand like water are totally a thing and they WILL ruin your spring break.
"This is Hawaii! Nothing bad ever happens in Hawaii!" History would prove you so very wrong, as would the presence of this piranha-anaconda hybrid. SO not what Nicki Minaj was singing about in "Anaconda."