Killer Fish (1979)

2.0 out of 5

Antonio Margheriti clearly has a lot of love for the jungle and for his miniatures. The exploding trains and buildings and green inferno foliage are great. The eponymous killer fish less so.

Massacre in Dinosaur Valley features a great piranha attack. Killer Fish, unfortunately, does not. It is all about bubbly red water and uninspired close ups of some fish in an aquarium doing mostly non-threatening fishy things such as swimming about, swimming about some more and trying not to bump into each other in their overstocked fish tank while autopilot cast members thrash about screaming.

What is left is little more than talky made-for-TV style thriller decked out in some pretty garish suits and oversize disco king collars. Fall Guy Lee Majors stars.

Maurizio Merli header graphic courtesy of Paddy O'Neill of Foxyfide Graphics