Take Five: All-Time Favourite Creature Features By The Cast Of Great White

Written by Jay-Dee Pitcaithly on 16th June, 2021
Take Five: All-Time Favourite Creature Features By The Cast Of Great White

To celebrate the release of the upcoming creature feature GREAT WHITE from the team behind genre classics 47 Metres Down, The Reef and Black Water: Abyss - We sat down with cast members Aaron Jakubenko and Te Kohe Tuhaka to find out their all-time favourite creature features, and just in time for Shark Week (July 11).

Words by: Aaron Jakubenko

Jurassic Park (1993)

Directed by Steven Spielberg

I was born in the late 80's. So, the world of Jurassic Park was my introduction to the creature feature genre. And I have honestly watched the first three films again and again and again. Yes - that means I even love The Lost World.

Alien - 1979

Directed by Ridley Scott

Hard to beat the Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott Combo. And my nightly walks have never been the same since I watched it.

The Babadook - 2014

Directed by Jennifer Kent

Maybe not a "creature" feature.. But it sure is a monster of a film. And such an impacting one too, since it is so grounded in humanity.

IT - 1990

Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace

While his Drama/Thrillers are my favourite works of his - when it comes to creature features, Stephen King has to be one of the best to do it. So couldn't pass up the film that changed the way that I (along with most of the world) saw clowns. I wonder how many party clowns went out of business after "It" was released?

Jaws - 1975

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Aaron Jakubenko response: I'd obviously be lying if I didn't include this on the list. And re-watching Jaws was one of the main reasons I wanted to be a part of "Great White". Sharks truly are incredible beings - to be loved and revered.

Te Kohe Tuhaka response: I grew up in a surf city, so this always made me think about what was out there!

Words by: Te Kohe Tuhaka

King Kong - 1933

Directed by Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack

I've always been into the creature genre and the original film was one of the very first films I saw growing up.

Anaconda - 1997

Directed by Luis Llosa

Because snakes scare the hell out of me.

Independence Day - 1996

Directed by Roland Emmerich 

The original film. It’s not an ‘animal’ but who doesn’t like a good alien flick. 


Great White

Directed by Martin Wilson

Because even though I knew it was a mechanical shark while filming, it still scared me in the water! I can’t wait for audiences to see it on the big screen. 

You can catch GREAT WHITE on all major digital platforms from June 30 and on Blu-ray, DVD and digital rental from July 7.