Just when you thought it was safe to... oh, never mind. Seriously, no one is safe from the imagination of Roger Corman. Just go with it.
Not too long ago we had a sit-down with the cult movie legend (check out the interview here) to chat about the launch of “Corman's Drive-In,” a YouTube subscription channel where fans can watch hundreds of feature films from the Corman vaults, ranging from '70s and '80s drive-in faves to his millennial monster mashups – including the infamous Sharktopus, which will now face off against the even more insane-sounding “Mermantula.” The latter was selected by fans from an online poll as their favorite new monster concept, and true to form, Corman's studio has already busted out a feature film about it.
Our story finds the Sharktopus returning to invade a Caribbean town, where a mad scientist (Catherine Oxenberg, Lair of the White Worm) just happens to be dealing with the aftermath of an experiment gone bad resulting in a man/tarantula hybrid. Meanwhile, the local drunk (Casper Van Dien, Starship Troopers) is tasked by a voodoo crime lord with obtaining a sample of the Sharktopus... and you can imagine where all this is headed.
The premiere date for Sharktopus vs. Mermantula has not been announced, but we're dying to see the promotional art for this one. For now, there's just a couple of tiny excerpts at Corman's Drive-In, one of which you can see here... and we dare you not to laugh.