With films such as 2-Headed Shark Attack
and Sand Sharks
propelling sharksploitation cinema into cheaper and more absurd territory, it’s refreshing to see decent shark flicks still being made on a modest budget, as is the case with the Australian sharks-in-a-grocery-store shlocker Bait
. Featuring no has-been actors, real flooded sets, and a competent visual scheme, this terror-in-the-water outing effectively sets itself apart from most other shark movies made in the last ten years. Although the hook is cheesy, the film’s surprisingly serious tone ranks a few notches below the harshness of Open Water
and The Reef
, but shooting for fa...