Joe Dante, USA, 1978, Shout! Factory, Horror

We should all be thankful for Steven Spielberg. If it wasn't for him, there would be no JAWS. And if it wasn't for JAWS, there would be no PIRANHA. And if there's no PIRANHA, what's the point?! Half JAWS spoof and half trash-gore powerhouse, Joe Dante's PIRANHA holds the key to a most bitchin' summer. When some jerks skinny-dip near a government testing lab, they accidentally unleash . . . PIRANHA!! The bloodthirsty fishies rend flesh in a small-town lake while a drunk scientist, a go-getting detective, and exploitation superstars Dick Miller, Paul Bartel, and Barbara Steele hang out and take care of business. From GREMLINS to INNERSPACE, director Dante is a master of transforming genre pastiche into peerless entertainment. PIRANHA is a rare delight—a knockoff just as fun as the original, with SFX guru Rob Bottin's puppet fish a wonder to behold.

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  • 94 min.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP