If you were on Twitter at all Thursday night, you probably saw a flood of messages that -- without context -- might leave you either confused or fearing that "Jaws" might be around the corner:
"HE DOVE INSIDE OF THE SHARK!!!"
"Probably shouldn't watch this RIGHT before going to the beach"
"My life will not be complete until I have Sharknado on Blu Ray, just sayin'"
That's just a sample of tweets sent by Charlotte-area viewers of "Sharknado," an original movie that premiered Thursday on the SyFy and starring Ian Ziering (or Steve Sanders for all you "Beverly Hills, 90210" fans) and Tara Reid.
Director Anthony C. Ferrante told BuzzFeedtold on Thursday that he was "kind of numb" to the reaction over the movie.
"I know that what just happened is, like, one in a billion, in terms of this weird confluence of things. There wasnt a marketing budget on this thing. It was all just the stuff we did with the trailers and just telling people about it and stuff."
One chart shows there was a peak of 5,032 tweets sent at 10:58 p.m. EST using the #Sharkado hashtag, according to data from Topsy/Twitter.
And while no sequel has been announced, Ferrante suggests the idea of one is not too far-fetched.
Uh, no ones called me yet, but I wouldnt be surprised if it would be on its way soon, he told BuzzFeed. I mean, what do you do after 'Sharknado?' Youve got to up the ante. I dont want to compare this to 'Star Wars,' but if this is 'Star Wars,' then youve got to make 'Empire Strikes Bac'k whatever version of that 'Empire Strikes Back' is of a 'Sharknado' sequel. Number twos are usually pretty damn good.
Read more of the BuzzFeed article: http://bit.ly/1ay8gPu
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