Piranha (1978) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Piranha (1978)

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  • Release Date:  1978
  • Genre:  Animals & Nature
  • Director:  Joe Dante
  • Screenwriter:  John Sayles, Richard Robinson
  • Cast & Crew: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn, Dick Miller, Barbara Steele, Belinda Balaski, Melody Thomas Scott, Bruce Gordon, Barry Brown, Paul Bartel, Shannon Collins, Shawn Nelson, Richard Deacon, Janie Squire

Piranha (1978) Rating:

  • Dylan = 8 / 10;
  • Eloise = 6 / 10;
  • Raoul = 6 / 10;
  • Simina = 6 / 10;
  • IMDB = 5.9 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 4.1 / 10

Piranha (1978) Synopsis:

A woman detective investigating on the disappearance of a young couple accidentally releases genetically modified piranhas in the local river.

Piranha (1978) Review:

Piranha is one of the great classic of horror, but unfortunately one that does not have much interest apart from its very original concept (at the time at least).

The scenario and the characters are lame like in so many mainstream movies from the 80’s. Seeing the old school looking fish is yet very funny, but gets really repetitive after a few times. The movie is still worth a watch because of a couple of absolutely great scenes. The first one features dozens of kids on rubber rings that gets eaten by hordes of piranha. The second one is the same with teenagers, expect that lots of them gets actually eaten (unfortunately the kids don’t get eaten in that movie, ahah).

Recommended to horror fans…newbies might find it a little boring.

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