“Going up the eerie canal”

Films: Sharks in Venice (2008)

Alias: None

Type: Natural

Location: Ocean/River

Height/Weight: That of average great whites.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: There is nothing quite as romantic as a cruise down the Grand Canal of Venice. Seeing this city, in perfect harmony with the water that cuts through it, is bound to create some fond memories. That is, so long as you don’t see any fins cutting through the water...

History: Deep beneath the civilized part of Venice is a cave containing bountiful riches. Some want a piece of it, particularly the mafia, but trouble is brewing already. Venice has become a hotspot for great white sharks for no reason at all. It might have something to do with someone releasing them into the waters while trying to get the treasure, or maybe even global warming. Whatever the case, the chase for blood and gold is on.

Notable Kills: A guy gets flung into the air by a shark while his legs are still held by its teeth.

Final Fate: Our heroes manage to stop the mafia from getting what they want...but the sharks are still around. Probably want to get to that soon.

Powers/Abilities: None.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Pretty much every single shark is made from stock footage of sharks minding their own business in the ocean. While that's a bit of a lazy move for most filmmakers, we can't deny that seeing unaltered sharks is a breath of fresh air from most shark fare this decade. They are indeed beautifully terrifying creatures.

Trivia: -There are no sharks in the Venice canals that tourists enjoy. It's just too filthy and cold for them. But in the lagoons nearby, they are common, though it's mostly blue sharks, threshers, and sandbar sharks.

-This film was directed by Danny Lerner, who was also the producer of all the "Expendables" sequels, among other things.

Image Gallery

Just a nice romantic swim.

A reminder of those who couldn't swim fast enough.
Who brought a freaking Megalodon here?!

Where you can feed all the tourists that litter in the river to this guy!
Watch out! This shark's on crack!