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‘Deep Blue Nightmare’: Shark Attack Thriller Starring Michael Madsen Swimming to Lifetime This Month

“People ask me, where are all the great exploitation movies today? The low-budget horror films? They’re on the Lifetime Network!” Shudder’s horror host Joe Bob Briggs once said, and he’s not entirely wrong about that. Mind you, Lifetime’s movies are virtually never “great,” but they’re damn sure churning out low-budget exploitation thrillers on a regular basis.

On that note, a new shark attack thriller titled Deep Blue Nightmare is swimming its way onto Lifetime this month, we’ve learned, with the cast including Michael Madsen.

Deep Blue Nightmare premieres Thursday, March 18 at 8/7c. This one previously went by the title Shark Season, and you can find the trailer for that iteration of the movie below.

In the Jared Cohn-directed film, “Having kayaked offshore for a deserted island photo shoot, Sarah, and friend Meghan, become the target of an aggressive great white shark. Now the women must fend off the deadly predator until James, Sarah’s take-charge father, can guide emergency services to their rescue.”

Paige McGarvin, Juliana Destefano, and Jack Pearson also star.