When sequels attack! Sharknado vs. Sharktopus

Sequel face-off! Catch Sharknado and Sharktopus on Syfy soon.

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.

    • Subtitle

      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.

    • Vegas connection

      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.

    • Guest-star power

      Sharknado 2: Mark McGrath

      Sharktopus: Conan O’Brien

      Winner! Too close to call.

    • Cultural impact

      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.

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