I had always heard that this was a (not really) sequel to Anthropophagus, but knew nothing else going into it, so I was really shocked to see that this is a blatant ripoff of Halloween, even down to specific characters such as Loomis, Myers, etc. Oddest of all is that this feels most like Halloween II, which came out the same year as this! Some great gore and kills liven this, and it's fun to be flabbergasted at the rampant plagiarism, but all in all not worth repeated viewings in a world where the source material exists.
A great original, modern horror movie that manages to nail metaphor and emotional social commentary while not being too intellectual. While taking place in modern day, the INCREDIBLE synth score and the suburban teenager plot made it feel like a lost Carpenter or Craven film from the '80's. Best blind purchase I have made in a long time.
Visually stunning, white knuckle inducing, superior shark effects, and with a perfect running time leaving very little opportunity for a viewer to get bored, I wish there were more shark movies this well made. Really kicking myself for not seeing this in theaters. Oh...and Blake Lively is a goddess!!