Tiffany To Star In The Asylum's 'Very Brady' Megapiranha Movie

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Sources: Paul Bales / Avery Guerra

You have to hand it to creative people over at The Asylum, when they come up with something that works, they stay with it.

As most of you probably remember, one of the most talked about movies of 2009 was the independent studio's "Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus", which starred 80s pop sensation, Debbie Gibson. The film got a huge amount of press on this site,on MTV, and even Entertainment Tonight.

It seems that the formula of adding an 80s female pop star, plus some sort of giant sea creature, equals success, and that is exactly what happened with "Mega Shark."

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the studio that has made a name for itself cloning big-budget Hollywood movies, would use the exact same formula once again for their upcoming film, "Megapiranha".

This time, however, it is not Debbie Gibson who will be battling giant mutant man-eaters from the deep, instead it will be Tiffany.

You may remember Tiffany by her mega-hit "I Think We're Alone Now", a cover of the song first made famous by Tommy James & the Shondells. You may also remember the buxom red-head from her rather sizzling photo shoot for Playboy magazine.

Come to think of it, Debbie Gibson posed for Playboy too........I think that I'm starting to see a pattern here.

Paul Bales of The Asylum gives us a little insight on how big the ravenous fish in his movie get.

"The piranha in our movie are a mutant strain that start off normal size and then grow to about 100 meters as the movie progresses.

There are HUNDREDS of them and they eat EVERYTHING."

100-meter long piranha! That's rather impressive, then again, so was a shark big enough to eat the Golden Gate Bridge.

Oh, before I forget, The Asylum has also dipped into the collective consciousness of American pop-culture to select Tiffany's co-star, Barry Williams from the 70s family sitcom, "The Brady Bunch."

"Megapiranha" is being written and directed by Eric Forsberg who has brought such memorable classics as, "Snakes on a Train", "30,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave."

Now lets see if big piranha can generate as much press as giant sharks and octopuses can?

There is such a thing as going to the well once to often and it looks like The Asylum is going to milk this kind of thing for all its worth.

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  1. It should be noted that Tiffany started her low budget horror movie career in Unknown Productions' "NECROSIS" which releases on DVD April 20th, 2010. Details and pre-orders are online now at

    Thanks for watching indie horror!

  2. Hey Ken,

    I've been suckered into seeing enough Asylum films to realize that the studio, either from lack of money, creative talent, or plain interest in trying to produce something worthwhile, WON'T ever deliver.

    I GUARANTEE that "Megapiranha" will indeed be just like "Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus" (complete with an 80's pop star); mostly lengthy, badly acted scenes of characters TALKING about the piranhas with two or three quick shots of the piranhas themselves that will then be recycled again and again throughout the rest of the film.

    "Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus" got a huge amount of press undoubtedly because Asylum produced just enough cool looking footage to make an exciting TRAILER. But once the movie was released it was seen for what it really was and disappointed.

    I wish that those who run Asylum would seriously begin studying the films of Toho and Tsuburaya studios, not just to produce a cheap rip-off of Godzilla, but to try to learn what went into creating something that grew into a legacy. Maybe then they'd start to make films that really would be worth getting excited over.