Sunday, March 30, 2014
Movie Ad of the Week: PIRANHA! PIRANHA! w/ THE FEARMAKER (1972)
This double feature from Lyman Dayton's short-lived Seventh Seal Distribution opened in Provo, UT on November 8, 1972. PIRANHA! PIRANHA! -- shot in Venezuela under the title CARIBE -- was the second of three low-budget action films co-starring William Smith and Peter Brown, who had played Texas Rangers Joe Riley and Chad Cooper, respectively, on the NBC western series LAREDO (The other two films were CHROME AND HOT LEATHER and CAMPER JOHN). The second-billed THE FEARMAKER is a horror movie filmed in Mexico in 1968, starring Katy Jurado and Paul Picerni. Both films were rated PG. Dayton later formed Doty-Dayton Productions with his father-in-law, George Doty, and specialized in G-rated family entertainment like WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS, SEVEN ALONE, AGAINST A CROOKED SKY, and BAKER'S HAWK.