So THIS is where "Mega-Shark vs. Giant Octopus" came from!

From Wired Magazine, Now Playing: Cheap-and-Schlocky Blockbuster Ripoffs. It has been such a long time since I had actually walked into a BlockBuster to see the "close but different" movies like:
  • Snakes on a Train (instead of Plane)
  • The Land that Time Forgot (instead of Land of the Lost)
  • 18 year old virgin (instead of 40 year old virgin)
  • Aliens vs Hunter: AVH (instead of Aliens vs Predator: AVP)
  • Transmorphers: Fall of Man (instead of Transformers: Whatever)
  • Sherlock (instead of Sherlock Holmes)
But they make money. They just have to time the releases properly.

My kids were enthralled with the concept of "Mega-Shark vs Giant Octopus" and with STRONG leads like Lorenzo Lamas and Debbie Gibson, why wouldn't they be?