Ped Mall -Scene 1 Wed, Jul 3 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Runtime:94 minutes
Director:Joe Dante (The Howling)
Year Released:1978
Production Country:USA


Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Big Grove Boomtown Ale tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

"A great modern horror movie with thrill, blood, laughs, and a cast picked to please the fans."
- Michael J. Weldon, The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film

"Loaded with blood, boobs and Lone Star Beer product placement, Piranha is a lot of good B-movie fun."
- Ian Jane, RockShockPop.com

"A solid mixture of chills and chuckles." - Mondo-Digital.com

We should all be thankful for Steven Spielberg. If it wasn't for him, no Jaws. And if it wasn't for Jaws, no Piranha. And if there's no Piranha, what's the point?!

Half a Jaws spoof and half trash-gore fishploitation powerhouse, Piranha holds the key to a most bitchin' summer. When some jerkfaces skinny-dip near a government testing lab, they accidentally unleash…Piranha!! The bloodthirsty mutoids rend flesh in a small-town lake while a drunk-ass scientist, a go-getting detective and exploitation superstars Dick Miller, Paul Bartel, and Barbara Steele hang out and take care of business.

From Gremlins to Innerspace from The 'Burbs to Small Soldiers, director Joe Dante is a master of transforming genre pastiche into peerless entertainment. His love of Fifties sci-fi/horror and playful mayhem make Piranha a rare delight -- a knockoff just as fun as the original, with fledgling SFX guru Rob Bottin's puppet fish a wonder to behold.