Don’t Go in the Water: Piranha

It’s still officially the first week of spring so for this entry of our Re-Animated section we’ll continue with our trip through the EcoHorror subgenre. When Steven Spielberg introduced the world to Jaws he inadvertently spawned a series of rip-offs inspired by his “nature goes wild” theme. From a giant octopus in Tentacles to a […]

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Totally Not Like Jaws: Orca (1977)

Following the massive success of Jaws (1975), several ‘man vs nature’ films were rushed into production to capitalize on Spielberg’s formula. From giant octopi to man-eating bears, Hollywood left few stones unturned in a bid to scare audiences back indoors to the multiplexes. In some cases, celebrated actors rushed to sign on to these film, […]

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Watch out for the … Worms?: Squirm (1976)

As part of our “first week of spring” series, we’re travelling back to the 1970s to review another EcoHorror film. Director Jeff Lieberman earned some good will among slasher horror film fans with his hidden gem, Just Before Dawn. Before this low-budget “campers in the woods” film, Lieberman found himself a spot in the ‘cult […]

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If You Go Out to the Outback Today: Razorback (1984)

Welcome to the first week of spring! With the ground thawing and nature awaking from its slumber, horror fans know that there’s more than allergies waiting outside for you. Natural or EcoHorror films have been warning audiences about our mistreatment of nature and its consequences for decades. Godzilla preached to 1950s filmgoers about the dangers […]

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