October 18th, 2012

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Eli Roth: Piranha

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, an earthquake releases some previously believed extinct species of incredibly vicious piranhas into a lake that happens to be populated with barely clothed college coeds on spring break. #rothtober brings us to Piranha, which features Eli Roth in a cameo role in front of the camera.

If you're looking for quality, meaningful filmmaking, keep looking. Piranha is over the top cheesey. Lots of gratuitous, well everything. But it's so much fun. I mean, c'mon, the reason there's gratutious blood/nudity/profanity/etc is because people enjoy it. Among the people who enjoy it are some of the names they got for this film, even if only for short cameos. Besides the aforementioned Eli Roth, we've got Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd, Elizabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O'Connell, Ving Rhames.

There's been some incredible gore throughout #Rothtober and Piranha continues the trend. The bit with the girl with the long hair and the motorboat freaked me out. No, I dont expect my hip length long hair to get caught in something and pull my face off, but I still dont like having that image in my head. Oh and our buddy Eli had a particularly gruesome death. More splatter than the majority of the victims. Quite fitting.