Susan Snyder's reviews of all species of shark movies. The good, the bad, and the so bad it's good.
Five decades ago, Jaws scared the swimsuits off of us and lit the fuse for a beloved little horror movie sub-genre called Sharksploitation. From the blatant rip offs of the 1970's to the CGI assault of modern movies, shark movies are going strong and still satiating our appetite for toothy carnage.
With her education as a marine biologist and her experience diving with sharks, Susan brings her distinct perspective to 85 of Sharkploitation's most notorious, ridiculous and sometimes pointless contributions to film. Don't let her fool you though. This is really a tongue-in-cheek love letter to shark cinema ... the good, the bad and the "so bad it's good".
In this all-teeth-no-bones collection of reviews, interviews, essays, rants and even some poetry, Susan dissects the genre as a whole and explores everything she loves, and hates, about Sharksploitation movies.
"An utterly delightful and absolutely must-have for all fans of the cinematic wonderland that is the trashy shark movie. You know who you are. Don't be ashamed. I'm right there with you. Think you've seen 'em all? Think you've seen the worst of the worst? Buckle up, kids, because you're about to get one hell of an education." -- Christine Morgan, Splatterpunk Award Winning author of Lakehouse Infernal
Poetry has long been the language of rage. The disquiet ghosts of our own discomfort and paralyzing fear rising up in sometimes-broken verse to express itself in bellowed whispers. Splatterpunk nominee Susan Snyder’s debut chapbook of poetry ‘Broken Nails’ is no exception to this, each poem overflowing with the emotional outpourings of a woman who has too often been told to paint herself in the veneer of societal femininity only to be beaten down and left with chipped paint and broken nails.
“A bold and vulnerable debut, Susan Snyder’s Broken Nailsproves to be a bloodborne and fiery arrival.”
—Stephanie M. Wytovich, Bram Stoker award-winning author of Brothel.