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PIRANHA (1978) #tbthorror #evilanimalsweek
Tagline: They're here...Hungry for flesh! Who can stop them?
Why I recommend it:
Everyone’s favorite flesh eating fish turned 40 last year and is just as fun now as it was then! A perfect fit for evil animals week (albeit fish…and they’re not really evil…just doing that thing they do!)
What it’s about:
“When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.” Directed by Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins, The ‘Burbs)
Starring: Bradford Dillman (Bug, The Dark Secret of harvest Home, Fear No Evil), Heather Menzies-Urich, Keenan Wynn, and Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers). On a side note, growing up, I always thought that Bradford Dillman was actually Merle Haggard! It wasn’t until later on that I paid attention to the cast names and realized old Merle wasn’t even on there!
Currently streaming for free on Tubi.
This movie contains: fish with teeth, bloody legs, draining the pool, inner tube panic, Mr. Dumont getting his due, and a Merle Haggard Doppelganger
Morals to teach your kids:
Just remember, even if you learn how to swim, you can still die a horrible death in the river.
Several locations were filmed in San Marcos, Wimberley, and Seguin, Texas as well as Griffith Park in Los, Angeles, California.
Read this after watching:
JAWS by Peter Benchley and for the kiddos, PIRANHAS DON’T EAT BANANAS by Aaron Blabey
Skipping this one but still want more fish feasting? Try PIRANHA 3D (2010), HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP (1980), or DAGON (2001). Not into fish with teeth that shred your legs? You may have stumbled on the wrong IG page, but stick around, you may be a horror junkie yet! In the meantime, I recommend this non-horror fishy film: A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988).
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