HELL, LET’S HAVE A LITTLE MORE FUN
IT’S the movie so ludicrous it became a hit franchise, and as schlockbuster Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No prepares to unleash, leading man Ian Ziering (left) still revels in the ridiculousness.
For the uninitiated, Sharknado is what it says on the can – sharks, in a tornado, attacking anything that moves – unashamed B-grade movie magic.
The first Sharknado hit Los Angeles before Ziering’s hero Fin Shephard saved the day. Similar scenes played out in New York in Sharknado 2.
The third instalment hits the entire US east coast and Ziering promises it’s as amped as ever.
“We don’t play it tongue in cheek. For a couple of hours as an audience member you accept a sharknado could happen – and once you’re able to do that, you have fun,” he says. “But between takes … we laugh so hard.”
Sharknado’s success resulted in a long line of actors lining up for cameo roles.
David Hasselhoff plays Ziering’s father. Bo Derek lines up as the mother of April (Tara Reid). Other cameos include Jackie Collins, Jerry Springer, and Playboy girls Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson.
“I think it’s because it’s such a fun movie. There’s no shortage now of people who would love to be taken out by a shark, just so they could put it on their resume,” Ziering says.
SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! THURSDAY, 9.30PM, SYFY