Interview: Director Mark Polonia Talks Cocaine Shark

Mark Polonia Talks 'Cocaine Shark'
Image Credit: Mike Phalin

This morning I woke up and remembered that I had an interview with filmmaker Mark Polonia today. That means I needed to watch the film we were going to discuss … a movie called Cocaine Shark.

We had previously covered the trailer for the micro-budget picture a couple of weeks ago. Cocaine Shark looked exactly as I imagined, a B-Movie shot on a super low budget and marketed to cash in on the latest thing, which was Cocaine Bear.

As we had previously guessed, Cocaine Shark was indeed made long before the other film came out, and the name was changed to capitalize on the current wave of drug-centric titles. Big thanks to the film’s director, Mark Polonia, for clearing that up, along with some other questions we had about the film and his experiences making small-budget projects.

A mafia drug lord has unleashed a new, highly addictive stimulant on the streets called HT25, derived from sharks held captive in a secret lab, and which causes monstrous side effects.” reads the film’s synopsis. “After an explosion and leak at the lab, an army of mutated, bloodthirsty sharks and other creatures are set loose on the world as a small band of people try to stop the carnage.

Cocaine Shark is now available to stream on Tubi, Hoopla, and Vudu. The film will be in physical media this July.

The Polonia Brothers have made a number of interesting shark and dinosaur-related films, including:

  • Sharkula
  • Land Shark
  • Noah’s Shark
  • Amityville in Space
  • The Jurassic Shark Series
  • Splatter Beach
  • Feeders
  • Return to Splatter Farm and many, many, many more.

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Mike Phalin

Longtime problematic entertainment journalist. The former workhorse for Dread Central,, and Fanbolt.

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