“The jaws of hell are about to erupt!” screams the key art for Sharcano, the latest thing to come along merging sharks and natural disasters.
This one comes from Jose Prendes (a former Shock contributor), but here’s the catch: It’s not a film, it’s a novel coming January 27th from Curiosity Quills publishers.
Prendes, who scripted The Haunting of Whaley House and the upcoming Thomas Jane and Nick Nolte western, A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand, tells the story of three violently erupting volcanoes that star spewing sharks made of magma. It not only signals the end of mankind, but the start of the sharkpocalypse.
Reporter Mick Cathcart and marine biologist Agnes Brach must team up with a billionaire industrialist Doctor Hu to find a way to put a stop to the fire-breathing maneaters from hell!
“The idea was to write a big, epic Syfy channel-style story, but not worry about budget and silly script notes and pull out all the stops,” says Prendes. “Imagine the best possible version of a sharks-run-amok story and that is what I tried to deliver. While the concept is admittedly cheesy, I made sure the consequences were real and the characters felt like human beings and not cookie cutter cliches. I wanted to write THE STAND meets JAWS, and damn did I have a hell of a lot of fun a long the way!”