Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus is a 2009 American science fiction film produced by The Asylum, a movie studio known for b-movies and "mockbusters". After a freak accident off the coast of Alaska, Doctor Emma Macneil (Deborah Gibson) witnesses two helicopters crash into an iceberg. The resulting explosion causes the iceberg to break apart, releasing two prehistoric monsters onto the unsuspecting world. Damage begins to be seen around Macneil's research site and she is the only one to believe they are not manmade. After Macneil is ousted from the science expedition for seemingly irrational views, she sets on a mission to prove her theories right beyond the shadow of a doubt. Eventually she discovers the two former frozen creatures were the Giant Shark and Mega Octopus. Government official Allan Baxter (Lorenzo Lamas) is eventually alerted of the creatures and, after failing to defeat the Giant Shark in battle, enlists the help of Macneil and her crew.