Yoinked from wikipedia and the awesome website kindertrauma.com ...
"Piranha is a 1978 American B movie about a swarm of killer piranhas. It was directed by Joe Dante and starred Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy and the legendary Dick Miller. Produced by Roger Corman, Piranha is a parody (meaning a complete and total ripoff) of the 1975 film Jaws, which had been a major success for distributor Universal Studios and director Steven Spielberg, and inspired a series of similarly themed B movies such as Grizzly, Tintorera, Tentacles, Orca, Monster Shark and Great White.
Piranha was followed by a sequel, Piranha II: The Spawning, in 1981, and two remakes, one in 1995, and another in 2010. The film was shot at Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, Texas. Screenwriter John Sayles used the proceeds to fund his own films.
The film starts with two teenagers exploring at night that come upon an apparently abandoned military installation. They take advantage of what appears to be a swimming pool to skinny dip. The teenagers are attacked by an unseen force and disappear under the water. A light activates in the main building and a silhouetted figure investigates the screams, but is too late to help.
Sure, on the surface, 1978’s PIRANHA may look like a simple throw away JAWS rip off but thanks to the talents involved it’s a B-movie masterstroke that lovingly recalls the monster movie heyday of the fifties."
Steve's Snacks Of The Week:
Anything Freaking Chocolate
... and now ONCE AGAIN Steve and this blog are both PROUD to present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety absolutely FREE!
A few ground rules first, though. There's absolutely no talking in Steve's Theater and all talkers will be slapped mercilessly and with a madman's rage. Also, no cell phones or African-American berries in the theater. And please dispose of trash in its proper receptacle.
And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).
Enjoy the show, y'all!