Monday, October 15, 2012

The Month of Horror Day 15: Piranha 3D

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! Tonight, Bellamy satiates his lust for beasts, boobs and blood! And Christopher Lloyd too.

In the last decade or so, there really hasn't been a movie with as much blood on screen, in fact, this set a Guinness record for most practical blood ever used in a movie--now that is an honour! Directed by Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes), I initially thought this would be a dark and serious movie like the other films in his resume however that could not be further from the truth, what you get here is something so off the wall that you can't help but laugh even as someone is getting their face chewed off. The bare-bones plot goes like this: prehistoric man-eating piranha are unleashed on a Nevada lake where it just so happens that thousands of tourists and horny teenagers are hanging out for spring break--a recipe for awesomeness! Elizabeth Shue (still looking hot) is the local sheriff trying to keep everything in order, and as the crap hits the fan she realizes she is obviously in over her head with people being killed all over the place, luckily, she has her trusty deputy (Ving Rhames) with her to kick some piranha ass! The best part about this movie is the massacre climax it builds up to where everything goes sideways and we see some serious blood, gore, and yes, boobies. Hats off to the KNB makeup team who really knocked this one out of the park, Greg Nicotero was clearly having fun here, applying some truly gruesome prosthetics and having a field day coming up with wicked and creative kills! Watch with friends, consume some silly juice, and laugh your butt off!

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