David (Roger Richman) and Barbara (Janie Squire) are two young backpackers who happen upon a military post that seems to be abandoned. They discover a large man-made reservoir and decide to go skinny dipping. Within minutes they are attacked and consumed by some underwater presence, their death screams attracting the attention of somebody still inside the military facility.

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn, and Dick Miller.  Directed by Joe Dante. Executive Producer Roger Corman

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Tagline: Lost River Lake was a thriving resort – until they discovered…Piranha!

Piranha on DVD!

Piranha on DVD!

The DVD features good-humored commentary by director Joe Dante and producer Jon Davison, who also narrate the 10 minutes of good-quality home-movie footage shot by Davison. There are also six minutes of outtakes.

 

 

Make Up Department
  Rob Bottin … special makeup
  Vincent Prentice … special makeup

Special Effects Department
  Doug Barnett … mechanical effects
  Jon Berg … special effects
  Dave Morton … mechanical effects
  Chris Casady … mechanical effects (uncredited)
  Phil Tippett … model construction (uncredited)

Visual Effects Department
  Doug Barnett … mechanical effects
  Adam Beckett … animator
  Jon Berg … special effects
  Bill Hedge … photographic effects
  Peter Kuran … photographic effects
  Pat O’Neill … special opticals
  Jools Tippett … effects assistant
  Jerome Seven … effects assistant
  Rick Taylor … photographic effects
  Chris Casady … photographic effects (uncredited)

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