Beginning August 1, Tubi brings back summer favorite SHARK MONTH: BITEFEST, a month-long programming event filled with heart-pumping, action-packed thrills, featuring two new Tubi Originals, ‘Shark Bait’ and ‘Shark Side of the Moon’, plus more than 70 films available to stream on FOX Entertainment’s free streaming service.
Kicking off BITEFEST, is the debut of the Tubi Original movie ‘Shark Bait’, which premiered on Monday, Aug. 1.
From Vertical Entertainment, ‘Shark Bait’ tells the story of a group of friends who while enjoying a weekend decide to steal a couple of jet skis to race them out to sea, ending in a horrific head-on collision. Now stick out at the sea, the friends find themselves struggling to make it home with a now badly injured friend, all the while predators lurk from the waters below.
‘Shark Bait’ stars Holly Earl (“Doctor Who”), Thomas Michael Flynn (“Happy Place”), Malachi Pullar-Latchman (“YO!”), Jack Trueman (“The Conversation”), and Catherine Amy Hannay (“Doctors”).
Then SHARK MONTH: BITEFEST heats up even more with the debut of Tubi Original movie ‘Shark Side of the Moon’, premiering Friday, Aug. 12, a sci-fi thriller from The Asylum who famously brought us all the cult-classic “Sharknado” franchise.
‘Shark Side of the Moon’ travels back in time to the Cold War, when the USSR developed hyper-aggressive humanoid sharks. Unable to kill them, USSR military scientists launched the sharks at the moon. Flash-forward to the present day and the first team of American astronauts on the moon in decades must repair a module found on the dark side of the moon, where the astronauts encounter the unkillable Russian moon sharks and endure an epic fight for their lives.
‘Shark Side of the Moon’ stars Reginald William Stalling (“Everyone Wants Theirs”), Maxi Witrak (“Maggie”), Terrance Livingston Jr. (“JoJo & Pitt”), Lydia Hunter (“The Deck”), Konstantin Podprugin (“Walter”), Tania Fox (“Children of Agony”), Michael Austin Deni (“T-Rex Ranch”), Michael Marcel (“Sanador: The Healer”), Roman Chsherbakov (“All Our Dishes”), Ego Miktas (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), Lindsey Marie (“Bull Shark”) and Sandi Todorovic (“Coasters”).
Joining ‘Shark Bait’ and Shark Side of the Moon’ for this year’s SHARK MONTH: BITEFEST is a robust lineup of both thrilling and educational titles that include all four installments of the iconic ‘Jaws’ franchise, as well as the Tubi Original ‘Swim’ starring Joey Lawrence, ‘Swamp Shark,’ starring Kristy Swanson, ‘Dark Waters’ starring Lorenzo Lamas, and ‘Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda’ featuring Conan O’Brien; as well as the documentaries ‘Gordon Ramsay: Shark Bait’, ‘Saving Jaws’ and ‘Shark Land’.
Below is the list of titles being showcased all month long for SHARK MONTH: BITEFEST:
THE SHARK SIDE OF THE MOON
After a storm floods a family’s vacation rental home, they must get past a vicious shark that has found its way inside the house
GORDON RAMSAY: SHARK BAIT:
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay advocates for sharks, questioning shark meat as a menu delicacy while the shark population continues to plummet globally.
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community off Cape Cod, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
A giant thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in a SeaWorld theme park and it’s up to the sons of police chief Brody to rescue everyone.
JAWS: THE REVENGE:
Chief Brody’s widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.
A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.
A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building – along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.
When unusually vicious sharks attack an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, a team goes to investigate, as the bloodthirsty creatures prowl for human prey.
USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE:
During World War II, an American navy ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 890 crewmen stranded in shark-infested waters.
OF SHARK AND MAN:
A documentary about a man who deals with his rut in life by fulfilling a dream to be in the middle of a deep-sea-feeding frenzy of lethal sharks.
In a once serene African fishing village, a marine biologist goes in search of some answers when his friend becomes a victim in one of a series of brutal shark attacks.
SHARK ATTACK 2:
The mutant sharks from Dr. Craven’s experiments in ‘Shark Attack’ are back, this time choosing Cape Town, South Africa as their hunting ground.
SHARK ATTACK 3: MEGALODON:
When two researchers discover a colossal shark’s tooth off the Mexican coast, their worst fears surface: the most menacing beast to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path.
A local sheriff, Meredith Hendricks, makes it her mission to capture the “animal” and bring the exotic animal collector to justice.
SHARKANSAS WOMEN’S PRISON MASSACRE:
When a fracking environmental accident rips apart the earth’s crust, the resulting hole lets out prehistoric sharks from underground that target a group of women and trap them in a cabin.
SHARKNADO: FEEDING FRENZY:
What began as another Syfy creature feature has now become an important piece of pop culture – poised to take over the entire world.
SHARKNADO: HEART OF SHARKNESS:
A ‘mockumentary’ about David Moore, the filmmaker who first dreamed of “sharks in a tornado” and brought on disaster by using real sharks. The first SHARKNADO was to be a movie never seen, a crime never reported, a tale never told. Until now.
SHARKTOPUS VS. PTERACUDA:
An American scientist creates a half-pterodactyl, half-barracuda creature, Pteracuda, which inevitably escapes, leaving the Sharktopus to stop it.
SHARKTOPUS VS. WHALEWOLF:
When a mad scientist mixes the genes of a killer whale and a wolf, it creates the Whalewolf, and it’s up to Sharktopus to stop it.
An animal smuggling deal goes wrong, resulting in a large shark escaping into the swampy backwoods river.
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA:
A fisherman goes head-to-head in an epic battle with a shark over the biggest catch of his life in this adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel.
Join acclaimed biologist Ocean Ramsey and her team as they travel the globe attempting to prevent the looming extinction of sharks.
Scientists attempting to create a cancer drug from a genetically modified shark create a destructive killing machine that even they cannot control.
SURFING AND SHARKS:
A pro-surfer explores the uneasy relationship between surfers and sharks, based on accounts from shark attack victims and shark attack experts.
THE SHARK CON:
The Shark Con takes us on a rollercoaster ride into the big business of shark fishing, revealing the controversial truth about the industry & answering the question: Are sharks overfished, or is this just an elaborate con?
Check out BITEFEST now, only on Tubi.
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