4.7/10
4,714
81 user 36 critic

Frankenfish (2004)

Trailer
1:17 | Trailer
A genetically-altered fish wreaks havoc on a small fishing town.

Director:

Mark A.Z. Dippé (as Mark Dippé)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Snakehead Terror (TV Movie 2004)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A small town, desperate to recover from hard economic times, is under threat when voracious Snakehead fish mutate and survive previous lake chemical poisonings. The fish transform from ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller
Stars: Alistair Abell, Doug Abrahams, Carol Alt
Red Sands (2009)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

During a mission in the Middle East, a group of US soldiers destroy a statue out of boredom only to then be visited by something the next day.

Director: Alex Turner
Stars: Shane West, Leonard Roberts, Aldis Hodge
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A scientific expedition sets out for Borneo to seek a flower called the Blood Orchid, which could grant longer life. Meanwhile, they run afoul of snakes and each other.

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Morris Chestnut, KaDee Strickland, Eugene Byrd
Frankenfish and Chill (Video 2015)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Bizarre murders lead Detectives Jack and Shawn to a lethal confrontation Franken-full of punchlines.

Director: Vince Cruz
Stars: Michael Bow, Chance Calloway, Vince Cruz
Boa vs. Python (Video 2004)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

After a genetically-altered python escapes, a scientist is enlisted to help kill it by releasing a giant boa constrictor that he owns.

Director: David Flores
Stars: David Hewlett, Jaime Bergman, Kirk B.R. Woller
Cold Prey (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

5 young Norwegians head up to the mountains to snowboard. One breaks his leg and it's getting dark soon, so they spend the night in a big, abandoned hotel, closed 30 years ago. They are not alone.

Director: Roar Uthaug
Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Tomas Alf Larsen
Stung I (2015)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A fancy garden party turns into upper class prey when a colony of killer wasps mutates into seven foot tall predators.

Director: Benni Diez
Stars: Matt O'Leary, Jessica Cook, Lance Henriksen
The Sand (2015)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

After an all-night graduation beach party, a group of hung-over twenty-somethings awake to a beating sun, and a seemingly carnivorous beach that devours anything with a heartbeat that touches the sand.

Director: Isaac Gabaeff
Stars: Brooke Butler, Cleo Berry, Cynthia Murell
SnakeHead Swamp (TV Movie 2014)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Terror strikes when a swarm of Snakehead fish invade the Louisiana swamp land.

Director: Don E. FauntLeRoy
Stars: Ross Britz, Sloane Coe, Melissa Cordero
The Dead (2010)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead.

Directors: Howard J. Ford, Jonathan Ford
Stars: Rob Freeman, Prince David Oseia, David Dontoh
Silent Night I (2012)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.

Director: Steven C. Miller
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King, Donal Logue
Dinocroc (2004)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

After an African dinosaur ancestor of the crocodile is found, Dr. Campbell uses its DNA to create prototypes at Paula Kennedy's Genetic Research Co. (Gereco) lab. However one must be put ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin O'Neill
Stars: Costas Mandylor, Charles Napier, Bruce Weitz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tory Kittles ... Sam Rivers
K.D. Aubert ... Eliza
China Chow ... Mary Callahan
Matthew Rauch ... Dan
Donna Biscoe ... Gloria Crankton
Tomas Arana ... Jeff
Mark Boone Junior ... Joseph
Reggie Lee ... Anton
Noelle Evans ... Bobbi
Richard Edson ... Roland
Muse Watson ... Elmer
Steven Ritzi ... Pilot (as Steve Ritzi)
Ron Gural ... Coroner / Sheriff
Eugene Collier Eugene Collier ... John Crankton
Sean Patterson Sean Patterson ... Abrams
Edit

Storyline

When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist Mary Callahan to the location where the victim lived in a floating house and he meets his family and friends. They find that Chinese snake-heads genetically engineered that belong to a wealthy hunter are attacking and killing the locals. While the group fights to survive, the hunter Jeff arrives with his team to hunt the predators. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The evolution of evil. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bayou See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was based on the snakehead fish incident in Crofton, Maryland. See more »

Goofs

The Sheriff's jackets clearly shows a patch stating county, when in actuality, Louisiana is made up of Parishes. See more »

Quotes

Mary: I really doubt they issue a licence to do that, fisting a catfish?
See more »

Connections

References Hee Haw (1969) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beware the Dangers of Very Large Fish
31 March 2007 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A man gets eaten in the swamps, so the government sends in a cop and a medical examiner. They find a group of people with eclectic qualities, and one of the meanest and biggest fish ever to try and eat a human being. (This review should have a "Jaws" reference, but it won't... I'm not even going to write "they're going to need a bigger boat".)

Despite this film being incredibly cheesy (and this cheesiness leading to my lower rating), it was also really fun in the sense of a 1950s b-movie where things always had to be bigger. Backwoods swamp people are fun, as are hippie Rastafarians. And then we have Chinese mafia people working for a big game hunter who have women at his beck and call. It's really silly if you think about it (so just don't).

Some great effects are in this movie, as well as some really awful ones. The bad ones pretty much revolve around the CGI of the fish... although I still appreciate blood and guts in any form. The best effect for me was a shotgun blast scene (I won't say who gets it) that literally made me jump from my love seat and cheer. Yeah, maybe I'm deranged. You'd be deranged, too, if your idea of a good time was staying up all night watching "Frankenfish" and "The XXXorcist".

I also wanted to say that this film stood out in my mind as a film with a strong black lead. Aside from Ken Foree and maybe Tony Todd, horror has a long history of marginalizing black characters and often kills them off as soon as possible. But this film places a black man as the hero, without using his "blackness" as any kind of joke. (It's actually sad I feel the need to point such things as this out, but horror films are one of the last genres to enter the modern world.)

Anyway, you're going to find cheesy effects and cheesy acting if you watch this movie. The plot is also strange (the connection between the mafia and the fish is really strained). But I honestly liked it, so maybe this will appeal to you if you like those sorts of films... think "Eight-Legged Freaks", but without David Arquette.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 81 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed