Mega Piranha

  • 15
  • Eric Forsberg (2010)
  • US
  • 88 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Gigantic, genetically modified piranha chomp their way down Venezuela's Orinoco River in another deliberately over-the-top creature feature from the company that brought you Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus. As diplomats and even helicopters fall victim to the rapidly growing eating machines, it's up to a female scientist (1980s pop star Tiffany) and a special agent (Paul Logan) to try to prevent them reaching Florida. While the ultra-earnest leads compete for the title of "most hammy performance", a brainless script and ludicrously un-special effects recall the worst excesses of 1950s B-movies. With realism entirely absent, the mutant fish look particularly ridiculous, consequently swinging between giggle inducing and totally derisible. Nonetheless, writer/director Eric Forsberg revels in the film's absurdities, delivering the frantic events with a mock seriousness that heightens the cheap fun. Those who follow the "so bad it's good" school of thought will probably love it - anyone else should avoid.

Plot Summary

Giant mutated piranhas escape from the Amazon, destroying everything they encounter. As the monsters make their way to the Florida coastline, a special agent and a professor must discover how to stop them before it is too late. Creature feature thriller, starring Paul Logan, Tiffany, Barry Williams, David Labiosa and Jude Gerard Prest.

Cast and crew


Special Forces Agent Jason Fitch
Paul Logan
Sarah Monroe
Bob Grady
Barry Williams
David Labiosa
Jude Gerard Prest
Jesse Daly
Lieutenant Julia
Cooper Harris
Lieutenant Stritch
William Morse
Captain Jonas
Clint Browning
Submarine captain Jim
Matt Lagan


Eric Forsberg

Other Information

English / Spanish
Theatrical distributor: 
Available on DVD
Released 16 Jul 2010
Certificate 15
Metrodome Distribution Ltd