On Thursday evening, 'Murican culture came to a grinding halt as citizens everywhere tuned in for the fictional weather event of the century. Syfy's original movie Sharknado picked up an ocean's worth of sharks and threw them directly into your living rooms.
Basically, insane weather patterns along the West Coast of the United States creates a storm that carries sharks into Los Angeles by land, air, and sea. It stars Tara Reid and Ian Ziering because of course it does.
The Internet began to latch on to Sharknado late last week and anticipation only mounted as star Tara Reid and director Anthony Ferrante participated in a conference call with the media and revealed some details of the film in advance of the release of the trailer.
If you missed the world premiere of Sharknado on Thursday, be sure to check it out on any Internet nerd's DVR immediately or again on Syfy at 7 p.m. on August 22nd. Until then, here's everything you'll ever want to know about the Internet's new favorite film.
Could a "sharknado" actually happen? Probably not. [Mother Jones]
Mia Farrow watched, but (probably?) not with Philip Roth [HuffPo]
Does Ian Ziering cut himself out of the belly of a great white shark WITH A CHAINSAW? Yes. Yes, he does. [Uproxx]
Asylum, the company behind Sharknado, cranks out low-budget awesome Netflix is interested in. [Pacific Standard]
The Twitter response to Sharknado rivaled the reaction to the Asiana plane crash at San Francisco International Airport. [Forbes]
Patton Oswalt watched. [Twitter]
The five most groan-inducing lines from Sharknado. [Hollywood Reporter]
10 Similarly ridiculous(-ly awesome) Syfy original movies. [The Week]
Sharknado 2 is in the works with Damon Lindelof writing the script and Olivia Wilde and Elizabeth Banks playing conjoined twins. (But, not really.) [Twitter]
The Sharknado trailer: