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Dimension Films delays Piranha 3DD and Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes

10.14.2011by: Eric Walkuski

Here's some bad news for the lot of you who were looking forward to seeing Gary Busey and David Hasselhoff battle a horde of toothy fish this holiday season: PIRANHA 3DD has been postponed from its original NOVEMBER 23rd release date. It's now "TBD 2012".

No big surprise there, for a few reasons: For starters, Novemeber 23rd is little over a month away, and we've seen basically nothing in the way of promo material from the John Gulager-directed horror-comedy. Secondly, Thanksgiving always seemed like an ill-fitting release for a movie of this sort. Even for counter-programming, it likely would have been blown away by the several family films coming out the same weekend.

And, of course, this is Dimension Films we're dealing with, and all they do is delay releases. This is actually the second change for PIRANHA 3DD, and once it gets a new date, I'm sure it'll get delayed again.

Additionally, Dimension's AMITYVILLE HORROR: THE LOST TAPES, originally scheduled for a JANUARY 27, 2012 release, is also now TBD 2012. We've heard very little about that movie as well.

Dimension has not had a very good year thus far: SCREAM 4, SPY KIDS 4 and APOLLO 18 were all sub-par performers. Perhaps they're in reevaluation mode.


PIRANHA 3DD star Danielle Panabaker

Extra Tidbit: Were you prepared to see PIRANHA 3DD during the Thanksgiving weekend, or are you glad to see it moved?
Source: Box Office Mojo

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12:43PM on 10/16/2011

not surprised about Piranha...but glad.

Horror needs to be successful. as annoying as it is im pretty glad for the move, I just hope it's not a dumping month for horror like January.
Horror hasn't been performing well lately regardless of the quality of the movie. I think if this failed it would be a set back.
Counterprogramming or balance - whatever you want to call it, i really think Piranha 3DD wouldve failed in the November slot. The previous movie was a dumb summer movie and i aint the brightest but i'd bet they're pushing
Horror needs to be successful. as annoying as it is im pretty glad for the move, I just hope it's not a dumping month for horror like January.
Horror hasn't been performing well lately regardless of the quality of the movie. I think if this failed it would be a set back.
Counterprogramming or balance - whatever you want to call it, i really think Piranha 3DD wouldve failed in the November slot. The previous movie was a dumb summer movie and i aint the brightest but i'd bet they're pushing the dumbness, gore and nudity further (all good btw :D)with this one so it would make sense to release it at Spring break/Summer time.
I think one of the reasons horror has been failing is that studios aren't given the best thought in releasing. Just read the latest "it's the booze talking" on the lack of horror this Halloween. Movies like Scream 4 and Fright Night (again regardless of what you think of the quality of these movies) would've done so much better financially had they been delayed til October. And again even if you didnt like these movies, had they succeeded at least it would be more high profile success for horror, insuring studios interest to keep producing/releasing them.
As for Amityville, it sounds like Direct to DVD.
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8:11PM on 10/14/2011
SB: FUCKERS! I hope mutated piranhas storm the Dimension offices and give all the "men" penectomies and make all the women smell like fish.
I wanted Piranha 3DD at Thanksgiving. Such scheduling isn't "counterprogramming;" it's balance. I attend church. I have a wholesome, basically non-violent family dinner. I experience beauty, community, and simulated combat of football. Then, I watch the reprehensible, ultra-gore of Piranha 3DD. It was a good plan. And, Dimension FUCKED IT UP for a lot of
SB: FUCKERS! I hope mutated piranhas storm the Dimension offices and give all the "men" penectomies and make all the women smell like fish.
I wanted Piranha 3DD at Thanksgiving. Such scheduling isn't "counterprogramming;" it's balance. I attend church. I have a wholesome, basically non-violent family dinner. I experience beauty, community, and simulated combat of football. Then, I watch the reprehensible, ultra-gore of Piranha 3DD. It was a good plan. And, Dimension FUCKED IT UP for a lot of us!

But, oh well, maybe something else good will play that week. For Thanksgiving, a person should remember that some people have no degenerate art to look forward to at all.
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5:15PM on 10/14/2011
I'm a little sad that Piranha 3DD won't be happening this year, but it's better not to rush things just to get a movie out on time. I'm guessing it will come out late next summer, which I'm fine with. I'm not too concerned about what happens with this new Amityville Horror.
I'm a little sad that Piranha 3DD won't be happening this year, but it's better not to rush things just to get a movie out on time. I'm guessing it will come out late next summer, which I'm fine with. I'm not too concerned about what happens with this new Amityville Horror.
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1:44PM on 10/14/2011
Looking over the cast list of Piranha 3DD, I'm noticing a distinct lack of tig bitties. Hard to top the first one what with Kelly Brook and a bevy of pornstars.
Looking over the cast list of Piranha 3DD, I'm noticing a distinct lack of tig bitties. Hard to top the first one what with Kelly Brook and a bevy of pornstars.
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