Sharknado: The Making of a Cult Classic

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A "Sharknado 2" movie poster. (The Syfy Channel)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on Twitter, "Sharknado 2: The Second One" hit the small screen last night.

This made for TV movie is the sequel to the cult film and Twitter phenomenon "Sharknado." The first film had a record-setting number of tweets, and an increasing number of viewers have been catching up on reruns on the Syfy channel. The sequel takes us to NYC: Sharks in the subway, anyone?

Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for The Takeaway and co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, joins us to talk about the film, and the best and worst of the twittersphere during the premiere. 


Kristen Meinzer

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich


T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

It's camp. Like 60s TV Batman. Summer fluff and other cultural french fries are fine but not really my cup of tea this summer. When Boehner references this BS in his tweets, it's gone too far.

Jul. 31 2014 04:02 PM
Michelangelo from Miami FL

Is it a cult classic if everybody wants to see it? Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, Heavy Metal: The Movie, and Heathers are cult classics. Sharknado is just another Scary Movie. A low-brow comedy and everyone's guilty pleasure.

Jul. 31 2014 09:38 AM

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