Catch Syfy's worst-movie-ever, Sharknado, at three midnight screenings

Categories: Hollywood, WTF
screenshot from Sharknado trailer
It's a bird... it's a plane... it's a tornado full of sharks, obviously.
When the Syfy channel created Sharknado, maybe its logic went something like this: Jaws and Twister both scared their way into moviegoers' hearts, so a movie about those things combined was sure to do that doubly.

Or maybe it just decided to create the most ridiculous movie it could, cast Tara Reid, and force everyone to hate-watch it.

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Whichever the strategy, it sort of... worked. About 1.3 million viewers tuned in to the Syfy premiere on July 11. Those ratings are a little below average for the channel, but it ignited conversation, generating, according to its promoters, "nearly 5,000 tweets a minute."

The plot of the movie, if you must know, is that a tornado deposits man-eating sharks through the city of Los Angeles. But it's not about plot. As the New York Daily News wrote, "If you're a fan of low-budget horror movies and you miss it, you will regret it for the rest of your life."

If you fall into that category and are kicking yourself, don't worry. You have another chance. Tonight, three metro-area theaters are hosting midnight screenings where the film's giant, chomping Great Whites will be blown up to big-screen size.

So, go. Admire the sharks' gnashing teeth. Take a drink every time you spot a plot inconsistency. And above all, for all of our sakes, learn what to do in the event that a Sharknado ever hits the Twin Cities.

Friday, August 2. Midnight.
Eagan 16: 2055 Cliff Rd, Eagan
Brooklyn Center 20: 6420 Camden Ave N, Minneapolis
Showplace ICON at the West End: 1625 West End Blvd, Minneapolis

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Ken O'Brien
Ken O'Brien

OMG!!! Here's a career ignitor for: Ian, Tara, John, Cassie and a slew of other "Where'd they go", "Do you remember...?" peeps. WTH???!!! Give me Godzilla any day!!

Erin Sayer
Erin Sayer

Not terrible!! SO SO Bad it hurts so so good.


The ICON is the only one where you actually can take a drink for every plot inconsistency.

ajlalk3 topcommenter

Hipster City at those 3 theaters.

k2yeb topcommenter

@ajlalk3 Ha. Sales of fluorescent sunglasses have gone up 200% in city limits since opening. 

swmnguy topcommenter

@Shred Betty I love your comment.

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