While in theory, the combination of an exorcism film and a giant shark movie might sound good, Shark Exorcist – the only one of its kind so far, is awful. The movie is about as far from good as you can get and you have to imagine that it takes a lot of work to get to that point.
There is almost no story present except the tenuous thread of a nun calling Satan down to inhabit the body of a shark – in a freshwater lake mind you, to exact her vengeance, or maybe just because she happens to be evil. So some attractive ladies go swimming, the odd one gets bit off-screen, one also gets possessed by Satan and then there is more swimming.
The acting is atrocious; the direction is not all that good, the script unbearably bad and the horror non-existent. The special effects are laughable and when all is said and done, there is no happy ending – just Satan – in the body of a shark.
With a title like Shark Exorcist, you really want to like this film and it should be good by all accounts. Sadly it is not and it is an hour and ten minutes that you will never get back that you could have spent doing something worthwhile. A good effort, but one that ultimately failed.
1 out of 10