Director: Jon Gulager
Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Christopher Lloyd, Katrina Bowden, Ving Rhames, Chris Zylka, Gary Busey, Allison Mack, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, David Koechner, David Hasselhoff, Meagan Tandy, Matt Bush, Paul Scheer, Elise Neal
Release date: June 1
Get this: After watching a naked underwater ballet featuring two buxom beauties, a guy’s penis get spit toward the camera in 3D, and an extended orgy of slaughter that drips more blood in less than 10 minutes than most horror movies do in 90, some unsatisfied customers actually accused the 2010 T&A-horror romp Piranha 3D of being too soft. In their eyes, director Alexandre Aja’s gory comedy didn’t go far enough, a complaint that Piranha 3DD overseer Jon Gulager felt the need to silence this time around.
One look at the film’s trailer is all the haters need to feel good about the sequel—look no further than the shots of Ving Rhames’ (who died in the first movie, mind you) machine gun leg, batshit crazy Gary Busey biting a piranha in half, and Katrina Bowden transmitting a killer fish into a dude’s you-know-what during sex. Resembling a slightly glossier version of one of those straight-to-SyFy-channel Z-movies, Piranha 3DD looks like the kind of sleazy, no-holds-barred camp that Roger Corman would dream up under the influence of hallucinogenic narcotics. And, yes, that’s totally a compliment.