1981 – Piranha II: The Spawning

★★☆☆☆ USA / Netherlands / Italy. 1h34m. Horror / Comedy. Directed by James Cameron, Ovidio G. Assonitis. Written by James Cameron, Ovidio G. Assonitis. Cinematography by Roberto D’Ettorre Piazzoli. Edited by Roberto Silvi. Music by Steve Powder. Starring Tricia O’Neil, Steve Marachuk, Lance Henriksen, Ted Richert, Ricky G. Pauli, Leslie Graves.

A Caribbean coastal resort, Hotel Elysium, is menaced by a series of vicious marine animal attacks originating from a nearby sunken shipwreck. Diving instructor Anne Kimbrough’s student is one of the victims, but her estranged police officer husband Steve refuses to let her see the corpse. The death is abnormal for the area and wildlife, which she knows as a former marine biologist. For her not to know what killed a diver is a dangerous sign. Soon after, two women and a man are killed by piranha which have developed the ability to fly.

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