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Monster making, Public Fear of Piranhas, & Image Makeovers

 

ARTICLES

 

History

Dr. William L. Fink

Neotropical Division University of Michigan

 National Geographic

Foreign News Articles

How it began for the American Public

Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt Into The Brazilian Wilderness (1914) - The Legend of Piranha Eating  A Cow.

Piranha 3D

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1. Seeking The Truth About the Feared Piranha

2. The Little Fish That Eats People (. PDF format)

1. Killers in a Tilburg Living Room - Richard van der Meijden

2. Granulomatous skin disease after an exotic injury- results of piranha bite

 

 

GOVERNMENT FEARS AND CONCERNS

 

1. China orders piranhas killed

2. 4 year old catches 15 inch "piranha" Fish is actually a pacu!

3. Piranha? Captured in Vietnam (actually a pacu).

4. Piranha catches Hong Kong boy off-guard

1. Russian woman bit by pet piranha

2. BBC news report on pirambeba biting people

3. Piranha put in petting zoo in Berlin.

4. Piranha found in River Thames, dropped there by seagull!

 

HOLLYWOOD MOVIES

 

Original Movie

1978

Lost River Lake was a thriving resort - until they discovered.

Piranha II - The Spawning

1981

A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.

Killer Fish - 1979

Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

Remake of Original Movie 2007

Since the late nineties rumors of a remake of the PIRANHA have come up from time to time. However, it seems that Dimension films is getting more serious with the idea and has signed on a deal to distribute the remake.

 

Chuck Russell (SCORPION KING) has signed on to helm the flick with the story taking place in Lake Havasu, Arizona which sits in the crater formed by a prehistoric eruption. Prehistoric being the keyword here. A tremor cracks open the bottom of the lake floor and soon hordes of the tiny critters are set loose on unsuspecting people.

 

The original film was a Corman produced film, with the screenplay being written by John Sayles who would later earn two Oscar nominations-not for this film though. Joe Dante helmed this film as one of his earliest efforts. A remake was made in 1995 with Soleil Moon Frye starring in the flick.

 

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