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Shout! Factory TV and Twitch Are Teaming Up to Host a ‘Piranha’ Livestream

Shout! Factory TV has partnered with Twitch to host a 24-hour marathon of Joe Dante’s cult classic Piranha in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary.  The “Piranhathon” will feature an ongoing stream of the film along with behind-the-scenes-footage, bloopers, outtakes, and The Making of Piranha, which features interviews with Roger Corman, Joe Dante and more.  The livestream will kick off this Friday, August 3 at 6 p.m. PT on Shout! Factor’s official Twitch channel.

Not familiar with Piranha? Here’s the synopsis:

Mutant piranha escape from a secret research station and head downriver towards a summer camp and a small town’s lakeside tourist attraction. A gruff loner and a daffy private eye race against time to try to stop the creatures.

Piranha marked the solo directorial debut of Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch), after a long apprenticeship under Roger Corman’s tutelage at New World Pictures, and also marked the first produced screenplay of future indie-film icon and two-time Academy Award® nominee John Sayles (Lone Star, Passion Fish, Eight Men Out).

Not only was Piranha a box-office hit – becoming one of New World Pictures’ biggest worldwide hits – but it also earned rave reviews from critics, who appreciated its fast pacing, energetic cast, clever conspiracy satire, inventive special effects and, of course, the scares. Piranha won the Saturn Award for Best Editing (shared by Dante and Mark Goldblatt) and was nominated as Best Horror Film.

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