Piranhaconda is a 2012 American science fiction horror film directed by Jim Wynorski, produced by Roger Corman and starring Michael Madsen, Rib Hillis, Rachel Hunter and Terri Ivens.
A hybrid creature – half piranha, half anaconda attacks a movie crew on location near her nest when her egg was stolen. They must outrun and kill the deadly piranhaconda as well as stop the mad scientist who stole the egg before they all become dinner.
In the end, only Jack and Rose are left alive, after killing the piranhacondas with explosives, but they are attacked by a third piranhaconda and killed.
Piranhaconda doesn’t try to be anything that it isn’t, but that’s part of the problem. When a bad film doesn’t realise its own shortcomings, there’s a certain naïve charm there, but this is a bad film that uses its limitations as an excuse for laziness.
Thus we have a sloppy plot, piss-poor characters, some dreadful acting and terrible CGI that are made worse because more or less everyone involved seems to be showing their contempt for the viewer. And unlike, say, Sharktopus, this isn’t even funny.
David Flint, MOVIES and MANIA
“Not afraid to rip itself to shreds, Piranhaconda is one of the best times you can have with bad CGI, a group of random mercenaries and a posse of scantily clad females.” The B-Horror Blog
“The novelty of it all grows tedious in a hurry due to there being so very little creativity to the kills and virtually nothing else going on to chew on aside from frequent bursts of intentionally corny dialogue trying way too hard to be comically stupid with very limited success […] Piranhaconda is no Sharktopus, that’s for damn sure. And a damn shame.” Dread Central
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How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime by Roger Corman with Jim Jerome, Da Capo Press
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