Movies like Piranha 1978

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

If you already watched and love Piranha, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Piranha.

1 Halloween III: Season Of The Witch 1982

Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a halloween mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal Cochran, wants to return Halloween to its darker roots using his masks -- and his unspeakable scheme would unleash death and destruction across the country.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

Tommy Lee Wallace

Country:

United States of America
4.9

2 Prom Night 1980

This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, but when they start being murdered, one by one, it's clear that someone knows the truth. Also coping with the past are members of the dead girl's family, most notably her prom-queen sister, Kim Hammond (Jamie Lee Curtis).

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Paul Lynch

Writers:

William Gray (screenplay), Robert Guza Jr. (from a story by)

Country:

Canada
5.4

3 Black Christmas 1974

A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Bob Clark

Writer:

Roy Moore (screenplay)

Country:

Canada
7.2

4 The Hills Have Eyes 1977

On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
6.3

5 Christine 1983

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

Stephen King (based upon the novel by), Bill Phillips (screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

6 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 1986

Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan, including the equally disturbed Chop-Top. This time, the masked killer has set his sights on pretty disc jockey Vanita "Stretch" Brock, who teams up with Texas lawman Lefty Enright to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair, a macabre abandoned amusement park.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

L.M. Kit Carson, Tobe Hooper (film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre")

Country:

United States of America
5.6

7 Psycho II 1983

After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by 'her' demands and begins to question his own sanity.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Richard Franklin

Writers:

Tom Holland, Robert Bloch (characters)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

8 Psycho III 1986

Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls 'mother'. One day a nosey journalist comes to see him to ask questions about his past.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Anthony Perkins

Writers:

Charles Edward Pogue, Robert Bloch (characters)

Country:

United States of America
5.4

9 The Funhouse 1981

Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie. Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy "Funhouse" horror ride, the teens witness a murder by a deformed worker wearing a mask. Locked in, Amy and her friends must evade the murderous carnival workers and escape before it leaves town the next day.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writer:

Lawrence J. Block (as Larry Block)

Country:

United States of America
5.9

10 The Last House On The Left 1972

A disturbed gang of youths kidnap, torture and murder two teenage girls; unbeknownst to the gang, the parents of one of the girls live nearby...

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
6

11 Body Bags 1993

Three tales, each more terrifying than the last. . . . A woman who is stalked by an axe-weilding maniac . . . a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair . . . and a vision of life—seen through the eyes of a killer.

Genres:

TV Movie, Horror

Country:

United States of America
6.1

12 American Gothic 1987

When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are suddenly plagued by engine trouble, they're forced to land on a remote island. Looking for shelter, they're grateful to encounter Ma and Pa and their children - an eccentric family living in the island's backwoods. But what begins as simple hospitality turns into a terrifying race for survival as the friends start disappearing one by one ... and turning up dead.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Hough

Writers:

Burt Wetanson (screenplay), Michael Vines (screenplay)

Countries:

Canada, United Kingdom
5.9

13 The Beyond 1981

Set in 2019, The Beyond chronicles the groundbreaking mission which sent astronauts - modified with advanced robotics, through a newly discovered wormhole known as the Void. When the mission returns unexpectedly, the space agency races to discover what the astronauts encountered on their first of its kind interstellar space journey.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Hasraf Dulull (as Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull)

Writer:

Hasraf Dulull (as Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull)

Country:

United Kingdom
4.8

14 The Fog 1980

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Carpenter

Country:

United States of America
6.8

15 Exorcist II: The Heretic 1977

Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator and a hypnotic research specialist free her from its grasp?

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Drama

Director:

John Boorman

Country:

United States of America
3.8

16 Xtro 1982

Tony's father Sam, abducted by aliens three years earlier, returns to earth and seeks out his wife and son, but Rachel has since been living with Joe and the reunion is awkward. Joe doesn't trust Sam, and Rachel can't quite decide what her feelings are for her two men. Sam is not the same as when he left, and he begins affecting Tony in frightening ways.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Horror

Country:

United Kingdom
5.6

17 Orca 1977

After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet them on its own turf.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Luciano Vincenzoni (story and screenplay), Sergio Donati

Country:

United States of America
5.8

18 The Blob 1958

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve and his best girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man and grow to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave refuses to believe the kids without proof.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction

Writers:

Theodore Simonson (screenplay), Kay Linaker (screenplay) (as Kate Phillips) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

19 The Car 1977

The film is set in the fictional Utah community of Santa Ynez, which is being terrorized by a mysterious black coupe that appears out of nowhere and begins running people down. After the car kills off the town's Sheriff (John Marley), it becomes the job of Captain Wade Parent (James Brolin) to stop the murderous driver.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Elliot Silverstein

Writers:

Dennis Shryack (screenplay), Michael Butler (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

20 The Fly 1958

Industrialist François Delambre is called late at night by his sister-in-law, Helene Delambre, who tells him that she has just killed her husband, André. Reluctant at first, she eventually explains to the police that André invented a matter transportation apparatus and, while experimenting on himself, a fly entered the chamber during the matter transference.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Kurt Neumann

Writers:

James Clavell (screenplay), George Langelaan (based on a story by)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

21 Return Of The Living Dead II 1988

A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Ken Wiederhorn

Writer:

Ken Wiederhorn

Country:

United States of America
5.8

22 Contamination 1980

A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.

Genres:

Adventure, Science Fiction, Horror

Director:

Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)

Writers:

Luigi Cozzi (screenplay) (as Lewis Coates), Erich Tomek (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, Italy
5.3

23 Prom Night II 1987

When Hamilton High's Prom Queen of 1957, Mary Lou Maloney is killed by her jilted boyfriend, she comes back for revenge 30 years later. Bill Nordham is now the principle of Hamilton High and his son is about to attend the prom with Vicki Carpenter. However, she is possessed by Mary Lou Maloney after opening a trunk in the school's basement. Now Bill must face the horror he left behind in 1957.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Bruce Pittman

Writer:

Ron Oliver (screenplay)

Country:

Canada
5.7

24 Village Of The Damned 1960

In a small English village everyone suddenly falls unconscious. When they awake every woman of child bearing age is pregnant. The resulting children have the same strange blond hair, eyes and a strong connection to each other.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Wolf Rilla

Writers:

Stirling Silliphant (screenplay), Wolf Rilla (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United Kingdom
7.3