Mega Piranha

Mega Piranha

Eric Forsberg (2010)

88min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

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 & Crew

Jason Fitch Paul Logan
Sarah Monroe Tiffany
Bob Grady Barry Williams
Colonel Antonio Diaz David Labiosa
Dr Brian Higgins Jude Gerard Prest
Dr Eli Gordon Jesse Daly
Lt Julia Cooper Harris
Lt Stritch William Morse
Director Eric Forsberg
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Other Information

Language: English / SpanishColourTheatrical distributor: MetrodomeAvailable on: DVD
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