Fish Themed Horror

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

The Monday after Easter is my official Fishing season. It runs from Easter to Halloween. However, since we are under a winter storm warning all day tomorrow, the best I will be doing is purchasing my fishing license and dreaming of getting nibbles.

This fact is why we are here today. Here is a list of fish or fishing-themed horror movies. Naturally, this is my list that has no reflections on how good, bad, or ugly it is compared to anyone else's list. And As usual, these movies will not be in any order other than when I think of them. I hope to list your favorite, and maybe introduce you to a new film.

DeepStar Six 1989

A team of navy personnel stationed at a temporary base at the bottom of the ocean and tasked with setting up nuclear missiles discovers a huge underwater cavern that houses a giant prehistoric creature.

They were like, let's cram every Alien movie into ninety minutes. No, it isn’t great, but it is a solid horror B-movie.

Jaws 1975

On the hunt for a killer great white, a town falls to hysteria and three men embark on a foolhardy mission to kill it.

It’s Jaws, it’s a classic icon of cinema. If it wasn’t for this movie, we would have Cows Week instead of Shark Week (since cows kill 4 times as many people per year as sharks).

Creature From The Black Lagoon 1954

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists tries to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization.

It’s a Universal Monster, it had to be here. Besides Gillpeople are creepy.

Piranha 1978

Thousands of military-grade piranhas escape into a river frequented by the guests at a holiday camp.

An utter ripoff of Jaws and they are not afraid to show it. But it doesn’t matter, it is one of the best ripoffs. I particularly like the sound they use when the little monsters are attacking and eating. 


A freak cyclone hits causing man-eating sharks to be scooped up in water spouts and flood the city with shark-infested seawater.

It doesn’t matter which of the six films you watch, they are all over the top insanely stupid while being entertained. I am sorry but when I see someone fighting a great white with a chainsaw; I’m going to watch it. 

Sharktopus 2010

Aiming to create the U.S. Navy's next hyper-weapon while fiddling with shark and octopus DNA, the visionary geneticist, Nathan Sands, comes up with a nightmarish prototype: the genetically enhanced "S-11" hybrid. However, after a botched attempt to harness the creature, the unstoppable beast escapes into the warm waters of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where unsuspecting tourists and unaware locals alike become its next meal. Now, the government wants the monster back, and former mercenary, Andy Flynn, along with Sands' daughter, Nicole, and fisherman, Santos, seem to be the only ones cut out for the job.

If you say Roger Corman isn’t entertaining, then you have some kind of mental disorder. Mr. Corman gives us the basis of a Godzilla-type movie and sequels, but for some reason, people shy away from them. Most see the name and dismiss it, but it is a cryptid creature. Lusca - a sea creature from Caribbean folklore oftentimes portrayed as half-shark, half-octopus.

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