While "Sharknado 2: The Second One" has been getting all the attention ahead of its debut later this month, Syfy is proving that its penchant for ridiculous creature features knows no bounds with a new trailer for "Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda."

This is actually the second film in the "Sharktopus" saga, this first one starring Eric Roberts and featuring a group of scientists that engineer a half shark, half octopus for use by the U.S. military. Naturally, the genetically modified beast becomes sentient and breaks free from its captors, leading to lots of bloody shots of humans getting gobbled before Sharktopus is eventually destroyed.

But apparently, the creature wasn't entirely wiped out -- or perhaps he had a brother? -- because he's back for more destruction, this time battling the Pteracuda, no doubt a mash-up of a pterosaur and barracuda. Just where scientists got a pterosaur from remains unclear (maybe they called up the folks from "Jurassic Park"?), but regardless of its origins, like the Sharktopus before it, the hybrid monster looks pretty badass.

As for who will win in a fight, the small bit of footage we see of the pair shows Pteracuda getting some good shots in on Sharktopus. Then again, the latter creature came back from the dead, so don't count him out just yet.

"Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda" debuts on Syfy on August 2.

[via: Uproxx]