How to Kill Sharks | Slash Course | NowThis Nerd

How to Kill Sharks | Slash Course | NowThis Nerd

(upbeat music)
– Hi everyone, I’m Moose,
and just when you thought it was safe
to go back in the water,
we’re diving into the deep
end to slay some more sharks.
(suspenseful music)
(water splashes)
Sharks are deadlier than most
cinematic slashers combined,
and they just so happen to be real,
which is why these silent
killers are so satisfying
in survival horror movies,
like ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged,’
the sequel to 2017’s
claustrophobic chiller
is coming to theaters August 16,
sending four swimmers on a terrifying trek
through a ruined underwater city,
surrounded by sharks
and running out of air.
So we’ve partnered with
’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’
to seek out some surefire methods
to help you survive a shark movie.
Take a deep breath, climb into your cage,
and try to keep your
blood inside your body.
Because this is ‘How to Kill Killer Sharks.’
(upbeat music)
Now, we are not going
to cover Sharknados here
because, well, they’re a
whole ‘nother can of worms,
worthy of their own How to Kill episode,
and unless you’ve got access
to light saber chainsaws,
time travel, and a
nuclear-powered cyborg Tara Reid,
you’re pretty much screwed.
And since we’ve already covered
the titular terror from
the ‘Jaws’ franchise,
today, we’re going to give Bruce a break
and focus on his less famous brethren.
Spielberg’s seminal classic
didn’t just give birth
to the modern blockbuster,
it also inspired an entire
school of imitators,
many of which took a cue from Jaws
and disposed of their deadly
sharks with explosions.
– And of course, we just
thought, like everyone else,
that these stupid sharks
would bite anything.
(gun fires)
(explosion blasts)
– Let’s start with ‘The Last Shark,’
A.K.A. ‘Great White,’
A.K.A. ‘L’ultimo squalo,’
(explosion blasts)
A.K.A. the movie so similar to ‘Jaws’
that Universal successfully
sued the crap out of it.
This Italian knockoff
hits all the same beats:
peaceful resort town, authority figure
who refuses to shut down the beaches,
terrible-looking fake shark.
– Jesus.
– Although, credit where it’s
due, ‘Jaws’ never had a scene
where the shark eats a guy
hanging off a helicopter,
then eats the helicopter.
(suspenseful music)
That wouldn’t happen until ‘Jaws 2.’
(suspenseful music)
As for the explosive finale,
where our hero feeds his
dead friend to the fish
and detonates the explosives
attached to the body,
I’m a big fan.
Look, I am a proud organ donor,
but if my body can’t provide
life-saving transplants
for people in need, then you
better believe my second choice
is strapping my corpse with explosives,
and blowing up a shark with it.
– Damn you!
(suspenseful music)
(explosion blasts)
– ‘The Last Shark’ was anything but.
The sharksploitation genre
endured throughout the decades,
and more than a few films end
in a similarly explosive fashion.
Still, onscreen sharks have evolved
just a little more than
the real deal have,
like the genetically
modified monstrosities
in ‘Deep Blue Sea.’
These massive makos shocked the world
when they snacked on Sam Jackson,
but they met a grisly
end thanks to explosives,
electricity, and then
a combination of both.
(gun fires)
(electricity zaps)
(suspenseful music)
(explosion blasts)
Blowing up the beast is a
sure fire way to slay a shark,
but if you don’t wanna
risk playing with dynamite
when you’re on the open seas,
you can always turn it
into a frozen fish stick.
Sharks are utterly deadly
in their aquatic element,
but, unless you’re in a Junji Ito comic,
you’re pretty safe on dry land.
That is, until some brain
genius slams some genes together
and creates a human-shark hybrid
that can walk on two legs.
Now, on rare occasions,
these man-made monsters
end up helping humankind.
– You know, this saving the world business
really works up an appetite.
– [Together] Jawsome!
– But in most cases,
getting spliced with a shark
sends you on a very unrighteous path.
Both Marvel and DC have
multiple shark-themed villains.
King Shark even showed up on ‘The Flash’
to completely blow the CW’s CG budget,
and believe me, he looked
way better than ‘Sharkman.’
In this straight to SYFY classic,
a father saves his son
from a terminal illness
by transforming him into a sharkboy.
Once he’s all grown up,
the monster goes on a
poorly-edited murder frenzy.
But the chimera meets a chilling demise
when our hero sprays gallons
of liquid nitrogen down his maw,
freezing and shattering
the spliced-up Sharkman.
(explosion blasts)
– [Man] Die!
– Now, mutant shark
people are pretty scary,
but they’re not something
you should really worry about
the next time you head to the beach.
Just make sure you pack
your shark repellent.
(suspenseful music)
As we all know, the Dark Knight does not
have any superpowers in
the traditional sense,
but Batman is prepared
for every eventuality.
(water splashing)
(fists punching)
That’s why the Caped Crusader
always keeps a few cans
of oceanic repellent spray
handy in the Bat-Copter.
After all, you never
know when a shark stuffed
with dynamite is gonna
latch onto your leg.
– [Batman] My leg!
– The wobbly rubber menace brushes off
the Batman’s devastating blows,
but when Robin passes him the official
Shark Repellent Bat Spray, the fish falls,
and then blows up for good measure.
(suspenseful music)
(explosion blasts)
This scene is the first
thing people point to
when talking about how campy
and unrealistic the ’66 Batman series was,
but the shark repellent actually exists.
(dramatic music)
I don’t know!
Today, you can purchase your
very own Anti-Shark 100 spray.
And reviews are kind of mixed
as to how well it works,
so if you find yourself
facing against, say,
an ancient megalodon, I would advise
against testing it in the field,
because your best bet to kill it
is to make this thing bleed.
(suspenseful music)
‘The Meg’ is one of the most
underrated monster
movies of the modern age.
It’s so good I watched
it on a plane twice!
Now, these giant, prehistoric super-sharks
known as megalodons are
technically extinct,
so your odds of running into
one are pretty damn low,
but if you hang around the hidden depths
of the Marianas Trench,
you might be lucky enough to run into one.
This mini megalodon is the shark
of Jason Statham’s nightmares.
But our heroes are surprisingly successful
at poisoning this prehistoric predator
with barely a moment to spare.
(jaw chomps)
(suspenseful music)
Which brings us to the
biggest shock in the movie.
At the moment of triumph,
when our heroes are
celebrating their huge catch,
an even more massive monster
leaps out of the water
and feasts on its fallen brethren.
The ole Transporter knows
there’s only one way
to sink that bad boy for good.
He carves open its gullet with
his cute little submersible,
then, as the mortally wounded
Meg leaps above the waves,
he plunges a spear through its eye,
crunching through the cerebral cortex.
Now, there is a lot of blood
inside of that bad boy,
which proved irresistible
to the Meg’s more minuscule
modern descendants,
who proceed to chow down.
(suspenseful music)
Now look, I realize you’re
probably not gonna be an expert
undersea rescue person
guy like Jason Statham.
And if you’re trapped on a
rock, or drifting out to sea,
you’re gonna have to improvise.
(soft electronic music)
In ‘The Shallows,’ when surfer Blake Lively
finds herself stranded on a rock,
with a massive chunk taken out her leg–
– [Batman] My leg!
– She’s stuck with little
more than her surfboard
and some jewelry to stave off
the shark that stalks her.
But as the high tide
threatens her hiding spot,
she makes a desperate
move for a nearby buoy,
But as the buoy sinks,
she straps onto a chain,
and plummets down to the depths below,
with the shark in hot pursuit.
At the last second, she jukes,
snapping that shark’s
ankles, if it had ankles,
and the great white’s momentum impales it
on a pile of rebar.
(suspenseful music)
(shark thuds)
Now, the situation in ‘The
Shallows’ is far from ideal,
but at least there was
plenty of oxygen available.
That is not going to be
the case if you’re trapped,
say, 47 meters down.
The upcoming sequel, ’47
Meters Down: Uncaged,’
is looking even more intense
than the 2017 film that preceded it.
And as the title promises,
the film is bringing the
aquatic action out of the cage
and into a deadly underwater labyrinth
with toothy terror around every corner,
The ruined city in ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’
give our four unsuspecting teens
a lot more room to move around,
compared to the cramped caged
corners of the first movie,
but that means even more hiding spots
for the deadliest species of
sharks to stalk their prey,
as they desperately gasp for breath
while the air supply slowly trickles down.
’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ will be unleashed
on theaters August 16th,
the latest in a long
legacy of horror films
that play with our fear of what lurks
in the darkest depths of the ocean.
There’s only so much a human can do
in the face of 400 million
years of evolution,
but that doesn’t mean you
can’t go down swinging.

80 thoughts on “How to Kill Sharks | Slash Course | NowThis Nerd”

  1. Thanks for watching, Nerds, and thanks to '47 Meters Down: Uncaged' for making this video possible! We've only scratched the surface of shark movies, so tell us which fearsome fish film frightens you the most!

  2. Here are some Slash Course Ideas
    How to Kill Dr Jekyll/Mr. Hyde (split personalities?)
    How to Kill the Blob
    How to Kill King Kong
    How to kill an invisible enemy (invisible people and such)
    How to Kill the Werewolf
    How to kill Cars (or intimate objects)
    How to kill Clowns
    How to kill Dolls
    How to defeat a ghost?
    How to survive The Twilight Zone?
    How to kill aliens?

  3. Hello Now This Nerd this is Tristan and I enjoy the Slash Course series.Last year I saw the How To Kill Godzilla of how to kill the king of the monsters. So I would like to see a slash course of how to kill King Ghidorah,MechaGodzilla,or Mothra. I hope you see the comment and I hope it will come in the future

  4. Can you do a collaboration with Crypt TV and instead of how to kill it’s how to survive since none of the monsters die. That would be really cool since Crypt TV is where I get most of my horror.

  5. You've live to the point, I don't like your new stuff. Cheers.. But it's not bad, not good… Definitely not good..

  6. How to kill sharks? Do nothing about animal
    Conservation, overfishing or global warming and bam! All sharks are dead.

  7. Sharks 🦈 are very important to the health of our oceans, not only do they keep prey populations in check, but they also open up opportunities for other herbivores to thrive and sustain the ecological balance. Despite popular belief, shark attacks are not as common as you might think(they are actually pretty rare) They are living creatures just as we are and in my opinion should be respected 🦈✌️❤️

  8. You know Moose, I entirely agree with you that The Meg is an extremely underrated shark movie. Although I watched it once, but also on a plane!

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