When a genetically modified tarantula finds itself loose in the Great White shark exhibit at Shark World, the feisty arachnid sinks its fangs into the main attraction. Without warning, the Great White mutates into Sharkantula and the opening day show turns deadly.
The mutated shark/tarantula hybrid is hungry and ready to feast upon the flesh of those that don't run away fast enough to escape her webbing.
Desperate to stop the carnage, a group of Shark World employees join forces with the tarantula's keeper in an effort to stop the devastation before Sharkantula can escape the confines of the aquatic theme park and spread her terror across the United States.
"For the past few years, many of us have enjoyed the Sharknado movies, with their call back to the old B-movie days. Well, if you like the Skarknado movies, you will love Sharkatula.
Sharkatula is a scary romp through a Sea World style amusement park with, of all things, a part shark and part tarantula creature in pursuit of the attendees and park workers. Talk about a double nightmare! I will not include any spoilers on how this came about or how it ends, but I will tell you it is a thoroughly enjoyable action piece, full of chills and thrills, along with a cast of delightful characters and mutant creatures. I highly recommend it."
~Roma Gray, Author of the Hunted Tribe
"Monster mashups. There’s been a few, but what sets this one apart from the others? The human element in this story: the strained relationship between father and daughter plays an integral role in the telling of this tale. The father, a scientist working to develop a cure for cancer through the genetic modification of spiders, goes against the stipulations of the funding granted, landing him in quite a bit of trouble. His daughter, moved from place to place over the years due to her father’s work, has finally found where she wants to stay, working at a marine park, looking after the star attraction, a Great White named Danae. The father, due to his unsanctioned research, once again needs to skip town, but the daughter won’t have a bar of it. One of his subjects, a tarantula, hitches a ride to the shark exhibit and what ensues is a very original and terrifying outcome as Tarantula and Great White become “acquainted”.
Essel Pratt does a terrific job with the creation of the “Sharkantula”, as it hunts the daughter and her friends throughout the marine park. Giving great detail with the blending of the predatory nature of a shark and the cunning of a spider, this amalgamation makes for a formidable hunter. Reading this has a very cinematic feel to it and would make for a pretty damn awesome movie! Highly recommended read indeed!"
~Toneye Eyenot – Author of Blood Moon Big Top and The Sacred Blade Of Profanity series.