Piranha II: The Spawning (1981)


The movie Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) is a horror film directed by James Cameron. The story follows a group of tourists who become trapped on a resort island when a genetically modified strain of piranha begins attacking and killing anyone who enters the water.

The movie Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) explores themes of scientific experimentatio and environmentalism,. As the tourists struggle to survive, they discover that the piranhas were created by a mad scientist who was attempting to create a new breed of fish that could survive in polluted waters.

The movie Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) is known for its over-the-top gore and inventive death scenes. The piranhas are portrayed as vicious and relentless, and the film features several memorable kills, including a scene in which a woman is attacked while parasailing.


  • Tricia O’Neil as Anne Kimbrough
  • Steve Marachuk as Tyler Sherman
  • Lance Henriksen as Steve Kimbrough
  • Ricky Paull Goldin as Chris Kimbrough
  • Ted Richert as Raoul


  • Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) was James Cameron’s directorial debut, although he has since disowned the film and does not consider it part of his filmography.
  • The film faced controversy and censorship due to its graphic violence and nudity.
  • Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) is often compared to the original Piranha (1978), which was directed by Joe Dante and produced by Roger Corman.



Last updated byAnonymous on November 1, 2023