Piranha (Joe Dante, 1978): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.35pm
Love the fact that this movie is on a double-bill with Jaws. Details here.
'A rip-off of Jaws from Roger Corman's New World Pictures, with
all the New World virtues intact: it's a fast, well-made, entertaining
film with enough cheap thrills for the action trade and plenty of
in-jokes for the cognoscenti. Bradford Dillman accidentally releases a
tank full of mutant piranhas into a mountain stream, and as they swim
downriver, they attack Keenan Wynn, a summer camp counseled by Paul
Bartel (director of Eating Raoul and Death Race 2000), and
a beach resort managed by New World stalwart Dick Miller. Director Joe
Dante betrays hardly a trace of human values, but his cutting is the
most evocatively Eisensteinian to be seen since Russ Meyer's Vixen.'
Here is the trailer.