Fin Flicks

Fin Flicks
If there’s a movie where an aquatic creature terrorizes the cast, writers Drew Dietsch and Travis Newton (GenreVision) have probably seen it. Join them as they plunge into the depths of aquatic horror on Fin Flicks!
Jan 23 • 50 min
After publishing a few lackluster novels in the ’80s, JAWS author Peter Benchley came back to aquatic horror in 1991. For many readers, BEAST felt like a return to form for Benchley. His story of a killer giant squid became a bestseller. And by 1996,…
Interview: Jeremy Smith on ORCA
Dec 24, 2018 • 22 min
In this chat with film critic Jeremy Smith, we talk about rediscovering the maligned ORCA. We’ll be back next month with a full episode!
Nov 23, 2018 • 49 min
We’re having a whale of a time (hardy har) with Dino De Laurentiis’ Orca. Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson and Bo Derek star as the residents of a Newfoundland fishing town. When fisherman Nolan (Harris) kills a pregnant female…
Oct 17, 2018 • 47 min
Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) stars in Nu Image’s Shark Attack, where he must uncover why a swarm of enraged sharks has infested the waters of Port Amanzi. Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) co-stars as an evil dandy with a dubious accent. This 1999…
Sep 19, 2018 • 47 min
OPEN WATER has the distinction of being the first (and maybe only) Fin Flick that feels like it could happen to you. Filmmakers Chris Kentis and Laura Lau based this low-budget indie on a terrifying true story. It won them some critical acclaim and…
Aug 12, 2018 • 48 min
After over 15 years in the deepest trenches of development hell, THE MEG has risen to the surface. Will it sink or swim? Let’s find out on today’s episode of Fin Flicks. To hear our interview with MEG author Steve Alten, please…
Interview: THE MEG’s Steve Alten
Aug 4, 2018 • 20 min
Bestselling author of the Meg novels Steve Alten joins Travis to talk The Meg and the origins of his bestselling Meg novels.
Updates: Steve Alten and THE MEG
Jul 29, 2018 • 5 min
Here’s how and when we’ll cover THE MEG, the new fin flick starring Jason Statham!
Jul 14, 2018 • 50 min
Welcome aboard, Loyal listeners! This is Fin Flicks, a podcast about the horrors of the deep. Today, we’re talking about The Last Shark (L’ultimo Squalo), a 1981 Italian flick that saw a brief US release in 1982. The US cut of the film was called…
We’re on Patreon!
Jul 7, 2018 • 2 min
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Updates: Patreon, New Episodes and Beyond
Jun 27, 2018 • 5 min
When to expect more episodes of Fin Flicks, and how to support the show. For more information, please visit
1: JAWS 2
Jun 16, 2018 • 49 min
Drew and Travis celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jaws 2, a sequel that inspired a generation of horror sequels. Joining us is Jae Prowse (@FreddyFenech), who wrote “Raft of the Medusa: The Untold Story Of Jaws 2” for VHS Revival. Many thanks to Jae…
Fin Flicks: The Theme Song
May 23, 2018 • 1 min
Written and performed by Drew Dietsch and Travis Newton Lyrics available at!
DEEP BLUE SEA 2 and Updates
May 16, 2018 • 31 min
Before we set sail on our journey proper, here’s a mini-review of Deep Blue Sea 2 and some updates to tide you over. Read more at
Introducing Fin Flicks
Apr 17, 2018 • 4 min
Writers Drew Dietsch and Travis Newton grew up loving aquatic creature features — even the ones that went unloved by critics and audiences. Now, in the wake of a resurgence of shark movies, Drew and Travis will explore the deep seas of aquatic…