SHARK BAIT is Now Playing in Theaters and On-Demand and We're Cool for the Summer

Summer is upon us and it’s time to embrace aquatic horror with some great white sharks.

A still from Shark Bait (2022), directed by James Nunn and written by Nick Saltrese featuring the leads.

Summer is upon us, and what is summer without horror and sharks? The floodgates are open for partying, debauchery, and making bad decisions. Nothing is more frightening than a vacation gone wrong, and who could deny the horror of being stalked by a great white shark? Shark Bait (2022), directed by James Nunn and written by Nick Saltrese, appears to pull heavy influence from Jaws 2 (1978), but they have jet skis instead of sailboats. If all of them don’t die, audiences should be sorely disappointed.

The official trailer depicts a group of stereotypical obnoxious friends partying on spring break in Mexico. Nat (Holly Earl), Tom (Jack Trueman), Milly (Catherine Hannay), Greg (Thomas Flynn), and Tyler (Malachi Pullar-Latchman) decide to steal some jet skis and go joyriding. Things turn for the worse when they collide head-on, leaving them stranded at sea. The group soon realizes that is far from their most significant issue. With one jet ski for the five of them to take refuge on and no cell service, they must fight to survive the elements with no guarantee that help will come.

The upcoming aquatic thriller and creature feature promises that we’ll need floaties to stay above water and immersed. Perhaps it will add something to the genre that we haven’t seen before—but, hey, if it doesn’t, what’s a better way to kick off summer than with a good-old-fashioned shark attack movie. I’m certainly ready to surrender myself to the shark-infested waters.

Shark Bait premiered theatrically and on digital on-demand on May 13, 2022 and is currently available on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and YouTube.