Sharknado 5 gets a release date

If you're like us, Sharknado movies have become appointment television, and annual event to be both celebrated and mocked mercilessly. And now, we have a date for this year's festivities.

SyFy has announced (via their Facebook page) that Sharknado 5 premieres August 6. The synopsis  of the film provided by SyFy reads: The pop culture phenomenon “Sharknado” blows into town this summer… and this time, the shark-infested storms pick up wind as the world braces for the inevitable – a global shark takeover. Will our chainsaw-wielding hero Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and partner in crime April Wexler (Tara Reid) save the world from this jaw snapping-nado…again?

Here's the promotional image released by SyFy.

We're ready to tweet along to what is sure to be another so-bad-it's-good SyFy epic.

Victor Medina is a freelance writer based in Dallas. He is the editor of several websites, and his writing credits include The Dallas Morning News, Yahoo News, and He has served as a Dallas County election judge and on the Board of Directors of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. You can follow him on his blog, or on Twitter at @mrvictormedina. He can be reached by email at

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