Snakehead Terror

Director: Paul Ziller

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl

Snakehead TerrorHuman growth hormones have been dumped in the lake resulting in "giant" three or four foot man-eating snakehead fish. These walking-catfish actually can get about that big without need of science fiction explanation, & the real fish is a lot cooler & more menacing than these re-designed fakes.

For teen interest, the Snakehead Terror (2004) pick off the kids at intervals, or they accidentally kill each other through inept gunplay & sundry moronic behaviors. For semi-adult interest, the local cop & the babe scientist try to solve the ultra-lame mystery of what the hell is going on.

It's passingly entertaining as shlock but not the least terrifying. Finding a human hand in the belly of a wussy three-foot "monster" is closer to funny than horrific. When the actually gigantic snakehead appears in the last three minutes in order to phony up a "climax," it's too late for it to have any meaning, since only the small ones did anything for the whole length of the movie. And they're way too easy to kill. A real snakehead would keep going even if you chopped it in half.

Struggling for something to praise, the CGI snakeheads, which look more like tiger salamanders, make for lovely animation especially toward the final act when they're crawling all around the cabin. And there is at least one important message to the film: always go fishing with guns.

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