No one ever claimed “Sharknado” fans have refined taste. But what they lack in sophistication, they sure make up for in passion and good humor.
Now a top trending topic, Twitter is afire with fan tweets ahead of Sunday night’s premiere of the Syfy television movie sequel of “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.” The network is in the midst of an eight-hour marathon that ends tonight with the series’ new installment.
Some fans got pretty creative, making “Sharknado”-themed baked goods, shark attack videos and even a shark-shaped piñada! (See them below.)
The star-studded “Star Wars”-inspired “Sharknado” sequel stars Carrie Keagan, Tara Reid, David Hasselhoff and Ian Ziering and will feature performances from controversial Fox News host Stacey Dash, Cynthia Bailey of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Baywatch” star Gena Lee Nolin.
They’ll be joined by Robert Herjavec (“Shark Tank”), Kym Johnson (“Dancing with the Stars”), Carrie Keagan (TV host), T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (“In Living Color”) and Alexandra Paul (“Baywatch”).
Cameos are also in store from Duane Chapman (“Dog the Bounty Hunter”) as a chainsaw dealer; Lori Greiner (“Shark Tank”) as a home shopping guru; and Patti Stanger (“Millionaire Matchmaker”) as a TV reporter.
The movie, written by Thunder Levin and directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, takes place five years after “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” with the official description from Syfy teasing, “Fin (Ziering), his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the intervening years, but now sharks — and ‘nados! — are being whipped up in places (and ways) least expected.”
Reid also returns as April Wexler to reveal the outcome of the fan-voted #AprilLives or #AprilDies social campaign. Ryan Newman (as Claudia Shepard) will also reprise her role. New additions to the cast include Gary Busey, Tommy Davidson, Imani Hakim, Cody Linley, Cynthia Bailey, Masiela Lusha and Cheryl Tiegs.
The show airs tonight on Syfy at 8 p.m./ 7 p.m. central time.
Here are some of the best fan tweets trending now:
— Nicole Todd WUTR (@NicoleTodd_WUTR) July 31, 2016
— JkG (@josegrandee) July 31, 2016
— Lynn Bare (@TheRealMsBare) July 31, 2016
— Bengal Jim Foster (@bngljim) July 31, 2016
— Matt Rowe (@rowematt) July 31, 2016
— nampaikid (@Nampaikid) July 31, 2016
— Emma Hernandez (@emma_like1000) July 31, 2016
— Livingroom Lions (@livingroomlions) July 31, 2016
— Shelbi Chandler (@sheldichanbler) July 31, 2016