Creature Features in Review: Piranha (1978)
I remember back in the late eighties, a school friend of mine let me borrow a pirate VHS tape he had. He wanted to borrow my copy of Robocop and so was offering his tape in exchange. I loved horror as a kid (no shocker there) and back in the days before people really paid attention to the certification in shops etc., I used to frequent my local newsagent to rent videos (for a whopping 50p a go!) which going by the often gory and bloody cover art I was far too young to be watching. Nonetheless, I rented video nasties without issue and so at that point I had seen a lot of films already, but the two on this tape were new to me, even if initially I thought it was a single film.
Piranha slugs? Never heard of it,’ I said, looking at the handwritten scrawl on the label. Continue Reading
July 13, 2017 | Categories: Horror, Movies, Reviews | Tags: 1978, Barbara Steele, Bradford Dillman, classic monster movies, Creature Feature, creature features, Creature Features in Review, Dick Miller, eco-horror, film reviews, Gore, Grindhouse, Guest author, guest contributor, guts, Heather Menzies, Horror, horror movie reviews, Joe Dante, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Bray, monster movies, movie reviews, naturalism, Piranha, Reviews, thrillers | 2 Comments