Published on September 1st, 2022 | by Neil Jordan0
Full Moon Is Back With Piranha Women
Greetings & Salutations Everyone,
I’m afraid you’re NOT psychic. You are correct though with your assumption that I have another offering from Full Moon Features to share with you today. It probably won’t garner any new devotes to the horror genre. However, it will certainly satisfy fans of the Full Moon fan base and keep them coming back for more.
Today’s film for your consideration is ‘Piranha Women’. You can let your minds wander all you want but if you’ve seen or viewed ANY of more previous reviews of films from this movie company, I’m pretty sure you know that there are only so many places this can go.
Written and directed by Fred Olen Ray, who at last count had some 80 writing and 163 directing credits on his IMDb page, ‘Piranha Women stars Houston Rhines, Carrie Overgaard, Sof Puchley, Shary Nassimi, Jon Briddell, Bobby Rice, Richard Gabai, Keep Chambers, Michael Gaglio, Jonathan Nation, Laurel Butler, and Nathaniel Moore.
At the Institute of Morphological Medicine in Antonio Bay (Hello Mr. John Carpenter), Dr. Mark Sinclair (Nassimi) may have potentially developed a cure for cancer by adding a small amount of genetic material from a Piranha to human DNA. Lexi (Puchley), the girlfriend of our film’s hero Richard (Rice) is quite ill and seeks out Dr. Sinclair hoping to enlist his assistance. With his help, Lexi’s recovery occurs at an unbelievable pace. Unfortunately for her, so do the ‘side effects. Lexi soon vanishes and when Richard attempts to locate her, incurs the ire of the Piranha Women.
I mentioned in my previous write up the Full Moon seemed to have temporarily gone astray from the films they were so well known for as well as regarded. But with the release of
‘Baby Oopsie’ they seemed to have taken a turn back to the quote ‘correct path.
I would go so far as to say ‘Piranha Women’ is another prime example of that opinion. This film as well as reminiscent of the films they were producing in the mid to late 90s. While the films recently made might not become ‘cult classics’ they will serve to enrich the library of films that contain those iconic B films. ‘Piranha Women’ clocks in at almost an hour and is split into halves. Time wise it would be like watching a 2 part episode of The Outer Limits.
As far as a rating. I’d give this one 2 out of 4 stars. Definitely NOT for the faint of heart. For a scary Friday or weekend fright feature? Definitely recommended. Grab the popcorn, kick back, and get ready. It’s going to be another bloody mess.