Sunday, 27 Jan at 10.00PM
Starring: Michael Madsen, Rachel Hunter, Shandi Finnessey
Directed by: Jim Wynorski
Over seven decades since he first began making his name with the kind of fun, Z-grade schlock this film falls way short in replicating, executive producer Roger Corman unleashes yet another atrocious monster mash-up for the SyFy channel, Piranhaconda (2011) which makes its debut over here on DVD. Michael Madsen is intrepid, bandana-sporting scientist Professor Lovegrove, trekking through the wilds of Hawaii in pursuit of a mythical creature known as the ‘River Devil’. Discovering a nest of eggs belonging to said creature, his team is wiped out by the 60ft snake/fish hybrid, which also sets its hungry sights on the crew of a horror film shooting nearby.
Lovegrove is kidnapped by a bunch of mercenaries, but they’re soon forced to work with the surviving members of the film as they try and avoid being Piranhaconda hors d’oeuvres. Eschewing any moments of suspense, the creature is reveals in all its pixelated glory a mere four minutes in during the opening credits, where it receives its own 1960s rockabilly-esque theme tune.