Animals turning against us is a long-standing movie trope, and for good reason. It's a terrifying prospect! I'm personally more concerned about the day when robots inevitably turn against us, but hey, killer animals are always on the periphery of my paranoia, too.

With the proliferation of 3D, movies about animals gone bad have taken on a whole new dimension -- literally. I'm not a huge 3D fan myself, but I do have to admit that creatures popping off the screen can give horror flicks an edge when it comes to making audiences literally jump out of their seats.

This week, we'll get to see sharks getting all up in our grills in 'Shark Night 3D,' where a crew of unsuspecting young college co-eds are terrorized by a crew of various shark species. If you thought great whites were scary, wait until you see bull sharks coming at you, full steam ahead. ('Shark Night 3D' director David R. Ellis is no stranger to killer animals. He helmed the deliciously campy Samuel L. Jackson flick 'Snakes on a Plane' in 2006.)
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