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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Cares?

Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles
16 November 2013

While shooting a low-budget monster movie entitled "Head Chopper 3" in Hawaii, a film crew is terrorized by the titular creatures. These giant snakes are the result of an unholy union between a piranha and an anaconda. Heroic, handsome and well-chiseled stuntman Robert "Rib" Hillis (as Jack Black) attracts curvy brunette script girl Terri Ivens (as Rose) and sexy blonde B-movie actress Shandi Finnessey (as Kimmy Weston). The bikini-clad star is famous for her line, "Suck lead, you hillbilly butt nugget!"

Also hanging around the Hawaiian Islands is mutant snake hunter Michael Madsen (as Robert Lovegrove). He wears a straw hat and steals reptilian eggs for profit and research. They are all kidnapped by gangsters. Even worse, they are all and hunted by the angry, hungry "Piranhaconda" (or is that "Piranhacondas"?). The monsters are not at all frightening, but they sure are funny. Director Jim Wynorski showcases a generous helping of tightly-attired bosom (or is that bosoms?). The title song is very cool.

**** Piranhaconda (6/16/12) Jim Wynorski ~ Rib Hillis, Terri Ivens, Shandi Finnessey, Michael Madsen

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful:

Better than average for a SyFy picture

Author: movieman_kev from United States
22 July 2012

A huge creature that's part snake, part fish is terrorizing the cast and crew of a B-movie, I'm guessing because it's mad that Professor Lovegrove (Michael Madsen, Sin City, Kill Bill) had stolen it's eggs (Piranhacondas don't know how to compartmentalize it seems) That's the threadbare plot for this SyFy original in a nutshell. Sure there's another plot about kidnappers but that one meanders and isn't that interesting. It's all about the snake.

Slightly above average (for a SyFy film). The effects are fairly well done and there is some fun to be had. Plus I'm still a huge admirer of Director Jim Wynorski even if it's more for his amazing work in the '80's as opposed to his more recent output.

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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful:

Just like you would expect.

Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands
2 July 2012

Of course this is not a good movie! But what else did you expect from a movie called "Piranhaconda", about an half snake, half piranha, that loves to crush and eat people. At least everyone in this movie knew what they got involved with and never took things too seriously. This is often a good thing and it at least still keeps the movie somewhat fun and tolerable to watch.

Basically all of these movies play out the same; a killer animal is on the loose and randomly kills a bunch of people you don't even care about, with always a guy and girl, who used to be or still are in love, trying to kill the creature. Really, once you have seen one of these Roger Corman/Syfy channel movies, you have seen them all and know actually how things are going to play out. They don't even attempt anymore really to come up with some original moments. And it also seems that all of these movies got shot at the same locations, no doubt because they were the cheapest to film at. It basically makes this movie just like any other one, that came out recently, done by Corman.

People that enjoy movies will still get a kick out of it. There is plenty of cheese and camp to enjoy, coming from the hands of the actors and filmmakers. It isn't trying to be more than it is and it makes no assumptions about it that this is being even a remotely good movie.

The one thing that always stands out about these movies, in terms of horrible quality, are its special effects. I don't know who keeps doing these special effects from his mother's basement on his home computer but it's absolutely horrible and I sincerely hope they start putting some more money and effort into it in the near future, since it will most likely make the movies less annoying and cringing to watch.

And I really don't know what Michael Madsen is doing in this. He got top billing, probably because of his name and fame but in fact he is only being a supporting character, that could had been played by anybody really.

Only somewhat watchable and enjoyable if you like cheesy bad movies. Everybody else will only be annoyed and amazed at how bad this movie in fact is.


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Good film... but for all the wrong reasons.

Author: richieandsam
21 December 2013


Well another year has gone and it is my birthday again... so what does that mean? A lads night of food, games and rubbish movies.

This was the first movie we watched... you know exactly what to expect when the title is Piranhaconda. I don't even think I need to explain the movie do I? The movie is about a group of movie makers that are in the woods making a movie... it is not going very well, but get's a lot worst when they get attacked one by one by a giant snake.

The story was alright I suppose seeing as you don't have much choice when a giant snake/piranha thing is eating everyone in sight.It is nothing original, but for a cheesy b-movie that is fine.

The acting was terrible from everyone. Not one person did a good job, not even the star of the movie. The movie stars Michael Madsen, Rachel Hunter, Rib Hillis, Terri Ivens, Chris De Christopher and Shandi Finnessey. Now I know what you are thinking... "What the hell is Mr. Blonde from Reservoir Dogs doing in a film like this?"... trust me, we all thought the same thing! He did look a mess and his acting was bad. He came across in this movie like he couldn't care less. He really looked like he regretted signing up for this movie from the start... and I can't blame him.

The movie was that bad, that it actually made it quite good. We were laughing all the way through the movie at how bad it was. There were plenty of half naked women running around the entire movie... most of which was completely unnecessary. There are some comedy lines in there. They were there on purpose and were not that funny... but to be honest the funniest part was the special effects.

The special effects were so bad. The snake thing looking like a 1990's computer game. It looked like it was not blended into the background at all. Even for a 2013 b-movie, this was weak!

It is an entertaining movie if you have your friends over and you all fancy watching a really funny movie and can chat throughout it.

I will give this film 4 out of 10.

"Suck lead, you hillbilly butt nugget!"

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Half piranha half anaconda in...Hawaii?

Author: highwaytourist from United States
4 August 2013

OK, I'll try to sum it up. First, a Captain Ahab wannabe scientist discovers a half piranha, half anaconda in Hawaii. He gets one of its eggs and escapes, only to be kidnapped by some criminals whose activities are unexplained. Meanwhile, a low-budget film crew is shooting a lousy horror movie, though it can't be as terrible as this movie. The criminals kidnap part of the film crew to hold them for ransom, but they run into the piranhaconda, and then a second piranhaconda shows up for good measure. It's never really explained how a piranha-anaconda could create a hybrid breed, and it's also never explained how it wound up in Hawaii, which is not native to either creature. The film stars Michael Madsen as the mad scientist/hostage and Rachel Hunter as the diva star of the terrible movie, both obviously in it for an easy paycheck. It was produced by none other than Roger Coreman, who made several terrible science fiction films in the 1950's. Here, he proves that he hasn't lost his touch- he can still make terrible science fiction movies. In place of unconvincing zipper-backed monsters, we have unconvincing computer animated monsters, complete with laughable death scenes where even the victims seem to have difficulty keeping straight faces. The Sci Fi Channel strikes again, strikes out that is.

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Highly enjoyable creature feature

Author: GL84 from Los Angeles, Ca
14 August 2015

When a low-budget movie shoot stumbles upon a massive snake/killer fish hybrid living in the jungle near their shoot, they try to find a way to get away from the creature and the terrorist squad in the area intending on holding them for ransom.

This was an absolutely impressive creature feature that's an absolute blast to watch. Among the best qualities on display is that this is just cheesy and goofy enough to be really enjoyable, and that this one manages to do so the entire time is an even better accomplishment. That almost everything in here does make for an entertaining cheesy good time as this is filled to the brim with lots of action including the shorter attacks of the opening group at the waterfall, a nice chase through the swamps as it stalks a crew-member, a later scene of the scientists getting attacked and the rather fun ambush on the vacationing couple on the secluded beach that there's a lot to like here about the shorter attacks here. While those are a lot of fun, its biggest scenes are the attacks on the hideout with the charge against the kidnappers to free the group being fun enough, but it's really the final part here with the massive gunfight between the two forces that brings the explosive charges of their big trap into focus which brings the creature in which the snake's antics of ambush kills make for an entertaining cheesy good time that plays out in tons of kills and even a few surprisingly- suspenseful moments full of great action that carries along into the finale quite well. The majority of the enjoyment from here comes in the film's high-level of cheese featured, from the utterly dreadful-looking CGI creature to the cheesy slasher movie being shot, and with the creature's origins also painting quite a cheesy picture here, there's plenty of fun, cheesy antics throughout here that are a lot of fun. While there her are what make this one enjoyable, there's a few problems that hold this down. The biggest problem here is the film's rather problematic story, which is quite haphazard and lazy. This one here does a fine enough job with the creature until it gets to its origins, as the fact that this is explained as a factual creature is a bit of a stretch because it claims to actually exist as a legendary guardian spirit. This is quite hard to fathom the reasoning behind this when it worked perfectly fine as an ordinary mutation running amok. As well, the terrorist inclusion into the story makes no sense when their body-count would've worked better as cast or crew-members on the film to achieve the same effect, and the event featured in the finale are pretty unrealistic merely to keep the film going. The other big flaw here is the rather goofy-looking CGI that's pretty hard to ignore here as the creature tends to go through all the usual motions of changing size and proportions from time-to-time, gives an appearance of being obvious about the nature of its execution and coming along the inability to remain connected to the action on-screen. Otherwise this is a fine and worthwhile effort.

Rated R: Graphic Violence, Nudity and Language.

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Superb Science Fiction/Horror Film

Author: Diane Ruth from London
9 August 2015

Visionary director Jim Wynorski has taken what might have been a boring monster fest and created a truly extraordinary science fiction film. With a creature that is amazingly horrifying, this motion picture is made even more frightening by Wynorski's stunning skill in building suspense and creating an environment of breathtaking fear. Filmed beautifully in the spectacular scenery of Hawaii, the lovely locale is a perfect contrast to the living hell it becomes as the characters fight for their very lives. Michael Madsen is superb in his role and it is some of his finest work in years, perhaps since Reservoir Dogs. While the film can be intense at times, the blood and gore never become gratuitous but still have tremendous shock value. Unrelenting in its horror and overwhelmingly terrifying, this is a film that is refreshingly unique and satisfying.

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Reminds me of Andy Sedaris movies

Author: L_Miller from United States
3 August 2014

You know the story, and it doesn't matter all that much if you don't. Tacky effects, great scenery - Hawaii gorgeous as always, hot actresses and actors with serviceable acting ability and that guy who was in that thing that one time many years ago.

The only thing that keeps this from being an actual Sedaris movie is the absence of Andy or his son from the producer list and the lack of nudity since this is basic cable broadcast. The production companies should make these shows in dual-format for Syfy (who tragically lost their spell checker some years ago) and for Showtime or Cinemax.

The effects are really bad, I mean REALLY bad but the acting is OK and movies like this keep the majority of Hollywood in business, plus at least these actors got a trip to Hawaii, so I will give it a thumbs-up. Check it out.

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Abysmal Attempt to Recreate "Magic" of Sharknado

Author: George Live from United States
7 December 2013

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

A film crew shooting a B-Movie in the jungle comes face-to-face with a fearsome pair of piranhacondas, which resemble giant snakes with piranha teeth. To reach the requisite running time, a team of mercenaries is thrown into the mix, as well as a scientist eager to carry one of the creatures' eggs back to civilization.

PROS: The title is laugh out loud silly, which led me to believe that the film would tread the same waters as the vastly superior "Sharknado." Both films were SyFy Channel Original Movies, which further increased my hopes.

CONS: Too many to mention. This is a film that is inept on nearly every level. The script has none of the wit (and I use this term loosely) of the previously referenced "Sharknado." It doesn't even have the wit of grade school sleepover. Instead, it substitutes machine gun delivery of clichés and movie speak for character development. There can be no audience identification because the script is so bad that the actors know it. Star Michael Madsen looks pained (or drunk) every time he speaks. He seems to be ducking away from the camera, as if he's embarrassed by the screen time.

I know there are those that will argue that the script and acting are not the point of these movies. "Piranhaconda" makes that clear from the onset. Like clockwork, the director trots out some silicone enhanced beauties every ten minutes to be gnawed by the title characters. These women have no roles. They exist merely to add skin to the decidedly horrible plot. It's as if the SyFy Channel suddenly acknowledged that they could no longer court an audience through creature features and decided to hedge their bets with Cinemax skinflix inserts.

All of this might be forgiven if the creature effects were interesting. Or even competent. But neither is the case. SyFy again resorts to video game effects (and I'm talking early Nintendo here), which are almost laugh inducing. Actually, if they were laugh inducing, this might have provided some measure of enjoyment.

Not to beat the point to death, but would it have killed the filmmakers to have done a competent sound mix? Listen to the first ten minutes of "Piranhaconda" for a primer in how to ruin a low-budget movie with bad sound. Background audio rises or falls with the shot, a sure-fire sign that the filmmakers ran out of money and time before finalizing the picture.

This is an embarrassing film.

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8 out of 16 people found the following review useful:

Pretty good

Author: Teo852 from Belgium
19 March 2013

I have to say i really enjoyed this movie , the special effect aren't that good but hey what do you expect if a movie's name is Piranhaconda. It's better than piranha or then anaconda so this movie is really enjoyable. So here's the pro and the con's pro : 1. It has a lot of hot chicks in it. 2. It's pretty funny ( especially when something is gonna happen the tense song start way to early this made me laugh throughout whole the movie and i felt super smart cause i knew when something was gonna happen) 3. For a B-movie good acted at some points. con's : 1. No boobs. (naked) 2. The Piranhaconda is really bad digitally crafted. ( this is also a pro cause it makes the movie funny ) 3. At some points in the movie they used like porn actresses that just instantly died while they could have used these actresses for prolonged sex scene's

Hope this review helps !

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