Director: Joe Dante
Genre: Horror/ Thriller/ Comedy
Runtime: 94 minutes
Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Barbara Steele, Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller
Description: When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Review: What’s “Piranha”? It stands for beautiful ladies, boobs, lots of blood and bad jokes. Do you want a good story, then this isn’t your movie. But that doesn’t matter, because sometimes this is just the kind of movie you need.
If you’ve seen “Jaws”, you see the resemblance. The opening scene is practically the same, only this time with two people and piranhas. It looks like it’s mocking “Jaws” and in that it succeeds.
Joe Dante directs and he always does the combination of horror and comedy well. I thought this movie was going to be bad, but it’s better than I thought. And the special effects aren’t all that bad either. Only that weird little creature in the laboratory ruined it for me. That shouldn’t have been in there.
“Piranha” is a fun horror comedy, an enjoyable watch.
Rating: 3/ 5