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The killer fishes look incredibly fake, but I’m sure that won’t deter most of you who are predisposed to killer fish movies from seeing it anyway. From Alexandre Aja, who gave us “The Hills Have Eyes” remake, and before that, his French horror classic “High Tension”, comes “Piranha 3-D”, starring Christopher Lloyd as the crazy old coot who knows stuff and warns people. All his character needs is a rocking chair, a shotgun, and a porch to sit on as he warns bikini-clad Spring Breakers passing by about the dangers of killer fish. And of course, scream at them to get off his lawn.
From director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) comes the new action thriller PIRANHA. Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there’s something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; a new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria. After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area’s new razor-toothed residents. The films stars Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl), Steven R. McQueen (The Vampire Diaries), Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O’Connell, Ving Rhames, Richard Dreyfuss and Christopher Lloyd.
Starring Elisabeth Shue, Eli Roth, Dina Meyer, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Jerry O’Connell, Jessica Szohr, Steven R. McQueen, Adam Scott, Richard Dreyfuss, Kelly Brook, Cody Longo, Brooklynn Proulx, and directed by Alexandre Aja.
Jump in the water August 27, 2010.
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