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“What About The Goddamned Piranhas?” “They’re Eating The Guests Sir…” – Joe Dante’s ‘PIRANHA’ Turns 45


NOTE: This story was published during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the films being covered here wouldn’t exist. PopHorror fully supports the WGA and SAG-AFTRA and their efforts. Can you believe Joe Dante’s Piranha was released all the …

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‘Piranha’ (1978) Still Has Bite 40 Years Later

Forty years ago this month, Piranha was gracing cinema screens, playing to audiences hungry for anything that would bring them even remotely close to the aquatic anxieties they got from Jaws three years earlier. So Piranha was, in its most elemental form, a cash-in film. That’s usually a derogatory term, but that’s …

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