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Forget the umbrella and grab a chainsaw! It's about to rain sharks!

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 4:42 PM -

Not since Jaws has a film about sharks so captured the imagination of a worldwide audience. 

Syfy's Sharknado blew up the small-screen in the summer of 2013, quickly evolving into a full-blown cultural phenomenon (because let's face it, who could ignore a film with the title Sharknado?). The movie, set in Los Angeles, generated enough buzz when it aired on the Syfy channel last July -- trending worldwide on Twitter and spawning Sharknado-themed memes for days -- that for one night, the monster-drama made the rare leap from cable to the big screen. 


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With that said, one would think it would be impossible to top the viral success of the original, but director Anthony C. Ferrante and writer Thunder Levin have boldly risen to the challenge in a followup titled Sharknado 2: The Second One

This time around, returning actors Ian Ziering and Tara Reid face off against a swirling gust of deadly fish in New York where they'll be joined by a slew of celebrity cameos ranging from Andy Dick, Matt Lauer, Perez Hilton, and Kelly Osbourne. 

To give you a better understanding as to why this may in fact top last year's cinematic masterpiece, check out the trailer below.

Sharknado 2: The Second One debuts on Syfy, July 30 at 9 p.m. EST. 

To quote Ziering, "Even the Sharknados are tougher in New York."

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