If you’ve never seen Piranha, here’s your chance to indulge.
Shout Factory TV will host a 24-hour marathon of the cult classic this Friday, August 3, starting at 6 pm ET on its Twitch channel.
The 40th anniversary celebration will include behind-the-scenes footage, bloopers, outtakes and The Making of Piranha, featuring interviews with Piranha executive producer Roger Corman and director Joe Dante.
A Little History
The successful release of Jaws in 1975 spawned a wave of water-logged imitators, both big and small.
Orca (1977) pitted Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek and Robert Carradine against a giant white hellbent on revenge for the death of its mate.
In Piranha (1978), a gaggle of small, human-eating fish were accidentally released into a summer resort’s rivers. (It could happen.)
The cast includes B-movie veteran actor Kevin McCarthy, whom Dante also directed in The Twilight Zone: The Movie, as well as Bradford Dillman and Heather Menzies-Urich.
To stream the marathon for free, visit Shout Factory TV’s Twitch channel.
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