Top 10 Animal Attack Films
Editor’s Notes: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in wide release July 11.
10. Piranha (1978)
A hybrid of flesh eating piranhas are released into the rivers surrounding a summer resort, accidentally of course. No other animal attacking film has spawned so many follow-up or “inspired by” films as these beloved creatures. As natural flesh eaters and frantic in their feeding frenzies, they’re practically horror film fodder waiting to happen. The original is still the best, although more recent reboots including Piranha 3D are pretty much as cheesy as this narrative can get. Mega Piranha is a personal favourite, but it had to be the original that made the list for its unbeatable retro brilliance that is often desperately attempted to be recreated.