The Fish Are Biting!
Yes, Halloween is a great time to discover new horror films – so it’s time to dive in and see lots of killer fish – and naked bodies!
This 1978 cult gem was directed by Joe Dante, and has a great cast including Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy and the legendary Barbara Steele!
Here is the trailer, presented as a TV ad for the great lost lake now open to the public:
But of course, when flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into that summer resort’s rivers, the guests become their next meal!
The film has some greats set pieces that are suspenseful and gory:
Director Dante also takes time to make sure we know this is an exploitation film:
According to IMDB: A waitress from the Holiday Inn where the director and crew were staying stood in for Heather Menzies during the topless shots. Menzies was concerned that her husband might not approve of the nude scene!
Executive producer Roger Corman called this film “my homage to Jaws”, and that film’s Director Steven Spielberg described it as “the best of the Jaws rip-offs.” He and Joe Dante later collaborated on “Twilight Zone: The Movie” in 1983.
There have been remakes and knockoffs over the years, but in 2010, Director Alexandre Aja gave us the bright, shiny, and completely naked homage!
This 2010 hit has a great cast: Richard Dreyfus, Elisabeth Shue and Ving Rhames, along with my “2020 Sex Kitten” Kelly Brook and a slew of sexy co-stars.
The film has a tight little plot: 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.
Check out the trailer:
Kelly Brook was just one of many sexy co-stars who pop up throughout the film, which takes advantage of the water to give us a non-stop parade of nudity!
As you can see, between the graphic bloodshed, we get a lot to drool over!
Adult Star Ashlynn Brooke appeared as well – as a very sexy cheeerleader who loved to ride around in convertibles as well:
As I said, Kelly Brook also appeared in the film. Brook has had a very provocative career, and you can see more of her revealing work by clicking on my story here:
Speaking of Iconic beauties:
Yes, the iconic Elvira AKA Cassandra Peterson makes Halloween so much fun, but did you know she was a Model as well?
Yep, that’s Cassandra Peterson without a costume!
See more of her candid work by clicking on myself tory here:
Oh, and one more “Piranha” film was still to come, this parody that made it pretty clear what they focus would be:
Yes, another cult gem with some recognizable stars, all fighting back against killer fish – and naked bodies!
Check out the trailer:
Sex Kitten Irina Voronina appeared in “Piranha 3DD” as well – and when I say appeared, I mean APPEARED:
So there you go, three ways to see if the fish are biting this Halloween season!
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