Sky Sharks is a 2020 independent horror film co-written, edited, produced, production design, costume design, sound editor, and directed by Marc Fehse (Sex, Dogz and Rock n Roll, Killerbus, The Power of Soul, and Mutation). It was co-written by A.D. Morel and Carsten Fehse (Sex, Dogz and Rock n Roll and The Power of Soul). It was produced by Michael Paszt (Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro, Trench 11, Sweet Karma, Avenged, Dead Shack, and Psycho Goreman) and James Fler (Crabs!, Spare Parts, The Hitman Never Dies, June, and Bounty Hunters).
75 years after World War II deep in the ice of the antarctic, a team of geologists uncover an old nazi laboratory still intact where dark experiments had occured known as the Himmelsfaust, a colossal Nazi Warship thought to be long lost. Within they find Third Reich’s base for a weapon like no other: Sky Sharks. Jet-propelled, artillery-equipped, aeronautical and manned by an army of undead elite Nazi soldiers, these flying beasts were created to prevent the downfall of the Third Reich. But now they seek revenge and to claim their final victory – taking down the whole world with them in process, if they can. A military task force called “Dead Flesh Four” – reanimated US soldiers who fell in Vietnam is put together to prevent world downfall. Dr. Klaus Richter (played by: Thomas Morris from Angels & Demons, Schindler’s List, The International, and Alles oder Nichts), Angelique Richter (played by: Barbara Nedeljakova from Hostel 1/2, Hell’s Kitty, Children of the Corn: Genesis, and Strippers vs Werewolves), and Diabla Richter (played by: Eva Habermann from Lexx, Under ConTroll, Die Strandclique, and Immenhof) work with Major General Frost (played by: Tony Todd from the Candyman franchise, Final Destination franchise, The Rock, Night of the Living Dead, The Crow, and Justice League Dark: Apokolips War) to rescue the entire universe from these blood thirsty monsters!!!!
Sky Sharks sounds way better than it actually is but it still has it’s moments. This is a very low budget production but they were very creative when it came to the impressive cast and special fx team. The story and concept sounds amazing on paper but it’s poorly executed here for the finished product. The first 20 minutes is beyond entertaining and so much fun. It’s kinda like Sharknado on steroids. The opening airplane scene is brutal and it doesn’t hold back with it’s non stop gore during it’s massacre in the air. I will warn you right now, most of the bigger name and more accomplished actors here only have cameos during that wild sequence. Sky Sharks mixes modern day CGI visual fx with old school practical fx work supervised by the legendary Tom Savini (Friday the 13th franchise, Maniac, The Burning, The Prowler, Creepshow, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Day of the Dead, Two Evil Eyes, and many others). Unfortunately, it’s more visual than practical here and they do look a little cheap at times but it kinda works with this type of crazy independent feature for the most part. Most of the script that tries to explain the backstory and the rest of the feature when they are trying to save the world during all the chaos is a mess.
It’s mainly filler material and it’s very random at times. 106 minutes is way too long for this type of movie and it really shows here. It should have been edited down to about 80 minutes to be completely honest because the pace and flow of everything is awful for Sky Sharks. Don’t get me wrong, it has another batshit crazy airplane scene later on plus some nazi shark torture, some war scenes, and a little more violent action. So out of the remaining 86 minutes after the awesome opening, there’s about 20 more minutes of quality entertainment in there every once in awhile but it’s a choir to get through as an overall experience. The acting is over the top and everyone hams it up in Sky Sharks. Like I said before, these are all mainly cameos but the cast for this is loaded with familiar faces such as Tony Todd, Barbara Nedeljakova, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat), Amanda Bearse (Fright Night), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Robert LaSardo (The Mule), Dave Sheridan (The Devil’s Rejects), Mick Garris (The Stand), Lar Park-Lincoln (Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood), Lynn Lowry (The Crazies), J. LaRose (Saw III), Nick Principe (Laid to Rest), Yan Birch (Slumber Party Massacre III), and Asami (The Machine Girl). I enjoyed it for what it was but it won’t have great replay value in the future. It’s definitely worth checking out at least one time and it might be a fun one to watch with a group of drunk friends.
Let’s talk about the technical aspects of the visual presentation on the DVD from Umbrella Entertainment! This (2.35.1) transfer actually looks better than expected for being a very low budget horror feature besides some of the cheap visual fx here. It has a real fun atmosphere here and it’s definitely has some stylish cinematography. I reviewed the U.S. blu ray earlier and honestly the quality here isn’t much different considering Sky Shark’s style and no budget approach. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English track is actually very impressive and it really shines during all the mayhem in this. It has a killer boost during the shark attacks and the over the top action in Sky Sharks. All of the dialogue is very clean and the music is elevated here. There’s no extras on this home video release and it’s Region 4. It’s available everywhere in Australia and various online spots right now!!!!
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