Source: The Jackson County Floridian
Can’t decide between watching a cheesy SyFy sharkploitation movie like Sharknado or a classic women’s prison film like Caged Heat? Well, you won’t have to choose between one or the other for much longer. Filming is about to begin on Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre, combining the the thrill of seeing sharks attack people with partially clothed women’s prison inmates.
The film is being shot on location in Jackson County, Florida, as no such place as “Sharkansas” actually exists on the map anywhere on the face of the Earth. The plot (and that term should be used with a grain of salt. Or less) involves escapees of a women’s prison trying to survive prehistoric sharks released from their “heretofore unknown ancient ocean” via fracking into the swamp the escapees are hiding out in. Hilarity (and, in all probability, partially clothed women) ensues.
According to the film’s IMDB site, the cast features Dominique Swain, the actress who is probably best known for playing the daughter of John Travolta’s character in Face/Off. She also played the title role in the infamous 1997 film version of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita. Presumably, she will be playing an escapee from a women’s prison. Former All My Children cast member John Callahan is also set to appear in the film, presumably not as an escaped women’s prisoner.
Jim Wynorski, the film’s director, is somewhat new to the sharkploitation genre, but not to either horror or exploitation films. His directing credits include SyFy original movie “classics” such as Piranhaconda and Dinocroc vs. Supergator (under the pseudonym of Rob Robertson), as well as the 1986 horror classic Chopping Mall. He is also credited (under numerous pseudonyms) for such ah, films with questionable morals as The Witches of Breastwick, and The Devil Wears Nada.
Wynorski says that he is hopeful that Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre joins the SyFy pantheon of films such as Sharknado or Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. Though honestly, it sounds like it might take a whole lot of editing to make it basic cable-friendly.
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