Couch Potato Pickings | Prehistoric piranhas, shocking sharks and 80 pop princesses? Where did all this trashy fun begin?

It was only a matter of time before the current 3D craze would move on to the soft porn genre wasn’t it? And now it’s happened with Piranha 3D –  fishy fun with blood, boobs, bikinis and an extra dimension (although it’s only 2D here, sorry):


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Two weeks ago (to clearly cash in on Piranha 3D‘s publicity), trashy cheese and fish fest Mega Piranha, starring 80s pop queen Tiffany, hit the DVD shelves. (And Movie Talk has signed Mega Piranha DVDs and posters to give away.)

Most schlock fans will know that this trashy mega monster delight followed fast on the fins of last year’s cheese, fish and calamari fest Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, starring that other 80s pop queen Debbie (or Deborah as she now prefers to be called) Gibson.

This recent spate of tongue-in-cheek monster fish movies follows a long line of largely forgettable adventure movies featuring bloodthirsty oversized sea creatures and reptiles, but where did it all begin?

Well, Piranha 3D was of course inspired by the original Piranha
Spielberg‘s fishy frightener was where all this scary (and seriously silly) sealife drama started, and really that shark shocker with its unforgettable theme can’t be beaten for saltwater scares, even if it is 35 years old and no doubt on the top of some producer’s list for a needless contemporary remake.

Jaws is showing on Sky Movies Modern Greats today 24th August at 10.15pm

Jaws 2 is showing on ITV4 tomorrow 25th August at 10pm

Jaws 3 is showing on ITV4 on Thursday 26th August at 10pm

Piranha 3D is currently showing in UK cinemas

By the way, watch out for Mega Python vs Gatoroid in 2011. It stars both Tiffany and Debbie Gibson!

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