Piranha II: The Spawning
Piranha II: The Spawning (released internationally as Piranha II: Flying Killers) is a 1982 independent horror film directed by James Cameron in his feature directorial debut. It is written by Charles H. Eglee (under the pseudonym H.A. Milton) and stars Tricia O'Neil and Lance Henriksen, who would later star in Cameron's The Terminator and Aliens. Part of the Piranha film series, it is the sequel to the film Piranha (1978) directed by Joe Dante.
A Caribbean coastal resort, Hotel Elysium, is menaced by a series of vicious marine animal attacks originating from a nearby sunken shipwreck. Diving instructor Anne Kimbrough's student is one of the victims, but her estranged police officer husband Steve refuses to let her see the corpse. The death does not seem to match the attack pattern by any of the marine life in this area, which as a former marine biologist she knows better than anyone. For her not to know what killed a diver is a dangerous sign. Soon after, two women and a man are killed by piranha which has developed the ability to fly.
|author||Charles H. Eglee James Cameron Ovidio G. Assonitis|
|director||James Cameron Ovidio G. Assonitis|
|keywords||10 minute animal attack credit card diving instructor estrange fish fly getting lost hide horrify kill last second lost at sea marine biologist marine life meet morning on the beach piranha police helicopter police officer resort hotel run ship captain strand sunken ship swim think trap turn|
|producer||Chako van Leuwen Jeff Schechtman|
|productionCompany||Brouwersgracht Investments Chako Film Company|