Piranha (1978)

Piranha, an undisguised Jaws ripoff from the late ‘70s, is no match for the Spielberg’s blockbuster phenomenon (which makes a cameo appearance as a video game). This Roger Corman creature feature, helmed by Joe Dante (of Gremlins fame) is nonetheless a surprisingly good B-movie. It contains all the B-movie trappings: skinny dipping teenagers, unconvincing special…

Jurassic Park 3D (1993/2013)

One of my earliest memories at the movies is sitting in a darkened cinema as Jurassic Park begins… the rustle of leaves in the dark, me clutching my seat in fear as that first, perfect velociraptor shriek echoes through the theatre. I’d like to say that Jurassic Park inspired my enduring love of film –…