House of 1000 Fishies?

Inflate your intertubes and break out the beach chairs, because Piranha (1978) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the poster or the movie title above to download our review of the film, featuring a rather traumatized Katherine the Great.

Review in a Nutshell:Β  Despite a derivative plot and a low budget, Piranha is a remarkably effective horror movie certain to thrill and delight.Β  It’s still able to make poor Katherine squirm.

This movie contains:

Drunken Protagonists.

Mad Scientists.

Evil, Fish Geneticist Girlfriends.




  1. Kat Chapman says:

    First, I’m still mad at you, Paul! Second, no one believes your “I feel so bad” BS! Third, there’s no ‘e’ at the end of my name … you’d think you would have figured that out by now πŸ™‚

  2. Firest says:

    I’ll listen to and comment on the podcast tomorrow, but tonight there’s the sad news that Leslie Nielson has died at the age of 84.

  3. Fargo says:

    Woohoo, a Katherine post!
    Gah, I need to catch up on your podcasts.

  4. Fargo says:

    And now you’ve made me look like an ass because I used your post to see how her name was spelled. Also, I should read comments before posting I guess.

  5. Firest says:

    Great podcast Gooberzilla, and good to hear from Katherine again. Though I have to wonder what you have on her to get her to sit down and watch Pirahna in the first place. πŸ™‚

    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Pirahna, I remember the sequel better. Largely because of how absurd the “winged” pirahna looked.

    I was surpised that the 3-D remake is the only 3-D movie you’ve seen. You didn’t go see Resident Evil 4? I can’t say that it was good, but it wasn’t quite as idiodic as part 3 (almost, it’s very close, but not quite as idiodic), and it was at least action packed with excellent 3-D.

  6. Kat Chapman says:

    I shall forgive you this once, Fargo … mainly because you haven’t been my brother for 25 years and don’t know any better πŸ˜‰ Though, to be fair, everyone in my family thought there was an ‘e’ on the end of my name until I got my drivers’ license at 16. So, really, Paul’s only had 9 years to get it right. Wait … nope … still doesn’t help him!

  7. guyalice says:

    Wow! Britain (spelling? sorry, Ma’am) sounds so much like M.O.M.!

    Great podcast, you’re a cool family

  8. gooberzilla says:

    I spell it Katherine out of habit. It’s not my fault they left the ‘e’ off your birth certificate. Plus the ‘e’ makes it look more dignified. ;-p

    And yeah, I didn’t realize exactly how much Brittin sounds like Mom in terms of diction and cadence until I had a recording of her.

  9. Kat Chapman says:

    Well, ‘they’ didn’t leave the ‘e’ off the end of my name. M.O.M. wanted my name to end the same as Brittin’s, but then she thought it would be confusing to explain that as a small child. So, she lied to me and said that there was an ‘e’ on the end.

    Then everyone else in our family just forgot how to spell it correctly until I had to get my birth certificate to get my drivers’ license.

    I believe it was at that point that Brit ran up to me, waving my birth certificate in my face and shouting, “You don’t even know your real name!” Combine that with you telling me all throughout my childhood that I was found in a peach basket in the Swiss Alps, and it’s no wonder I’m so confused.

    M.O.M. also told me that I was a Pisces, but I looked it up in high school and I am smack dab in the middle of Aquarius. Moral of this story: don’t trust anything that M.O.M. says! πŸ˜‰

  10. Firest says:

    Well, M.O.M. is the Master of Malapropisms….

  11. xenomouse says:

    HTML encoding go???

    put on blast

    Is your dad the only immediate family member yet to be on the podcast? I call for a Chapman family podcast episode.

  12. Eduardo M. says:

    Wow. come for a podcast, recieve a lesson in Chapman Family naming history. cool.

    On another note, why hasnt my iTunes uploaded this yet? DAMMIT APPLE!!!! QUIT DON’T DENY ME SOME GME GOODNESS!! ESPECIALLY SINCE KATHERIN IS CO-HOST!

    sorry. Internet problems for days. I’ll be fine. promise.

  13. Eduardo M. says:

    iTunes uploaded this and I just finished listening to it.

    1. when is the other sister going to join you on GME?

    2. Katherin is right. i don’t believe you are sincere in your regret over the trauma this film has bestowed on her. I say you let her pick a film that freaks you out so we may achieve balance. Besides, last time I remember you freaking out over a movie on GME was Godzilla Final Wars. I say it is high time we listeners get to hear Paul Chapman freaking out

  14. Ian says:

    This is the one that John Sayles wrote right? And Jimmy Cameron did Piranha 2: The Spawning? Also, in keeping relevant to the topic. My name sounds like it has an “e” in it but starts with an “I”.

  15. Phillip says:

    First up, I must shamefully admit that I enjoyed this podcast even with Katherin being upset with you. The image of her under a cover in sweltering heat is one that brings a wry smile to my face. I know I shouldn’t laugh but, Kat, that was an awesome scene to set for us!

    Of course, some members of my family, Paul, namely of the motherly variety, when they heard about this weeks podcast, wanted to resume their threats of boxing your ears after hearing how you and Brittin laughed at Kat’s misfortune. I have talked them out of it for now but still the threat lurks…

    I’d like to know what Kat’s reaction to Piranha 2 would be. Then again, maybe not πŸ˜‰

  16. Eduardo M. says:

    “wanted to resume their threats of boxing your ears after hearing how you and Brittin laughed at Kat’s misfortune.”

    can we have this happen on-air? That would awesome.

    In fact, has anyone ever gotten their ears boxed on-air in the history of podcasts/ If not this is a great chance to make history

  17. Dan says:

    Fantastic podcast guys, very very funny.

  18. Kat Chapman says:

    It’s ok, Phillip. I understand that some people in this world will get a sick, perverted chuckle out of listening to my misery! That’s why I put up with these horrible movies … I guess I’m just a giver like that πŸ™‚

    p.s. Thank your mother for me … it’s nice to hear that someone is at least concerned for my mental and emotional well-being (hint hint, Paul)

  19. Eduardo M. says:

    Hey! I’ve been backing you up too Kat. I have always been a supporter of Katherin the Great and I detest it when Goob tortures you so. My first post for this episode did say that you should get a chance to torture him with a film. I think its time for a special theme episode: KAT’S REVENGE.

    Come one people, back me up. Support Katherin finally getting Goob back for all the anguish!! Attica!! Attica!!!

  20. Ian says:

    Heh, they should review “Absence of Malice”

  21. Gin says:


    I think, in return for making her suffer through this movie, Katherin should choose the next movie you review on her break.

    Payback? πŸ˜€

  22. Gin says:

    (That comment sounded like I was suggesting “Payback.” Noooo)

  23. Phillip says:

    Kat, thanks for taking the blows for our entertainment. My mother says you’re welcome and that she has a bigger brother and no, things don’t change the older they get.

    Paul, you may have to bite the bullet and watch and review something Kat wants to see. Better pray she’s on speaking terms with you when/if she chooses!

  24. Phillip says:

    Kat, my mother suggests a girlie movie, pyjamas and Paul HAS TO STAY for the whole of the film.

    I think she’s trying to get back at her own brother through Paul with this plan. As long as you don’t mind being her puppet πŸ˜‰

  25. Kat Chapman says:

    Ok, ok … thank you Eduardo for having my back too! And yes, I would love to have a Katherin’s revenge episode. The only problem is that I have actual feelings and would probably end up sobbing hysterically if we watched a sappy chick-flick. Dammit … I really can’t win at this πŸ˜‰

  26. Eduardo M. says:

    It doesnt havent to be a chick flick. I am sure that there is some other other movie that Paul detests and would be tortured by that is NOT a chick flick.

    Everything has a weakness Katherin. You can win this. Its just a matter of finding what Paul’s is.

  27. Zzasrix says:

    Paul’s weakness? Seriously? The guy INTENTIONALLY watches the worst movies ever made, and you want to find a movie to make him squirm? Have fun digging through a pile of garbage to find that gem. This is the guy who had almost 20 minutes of good things to say about Catwoman!?

  28. Eduardo M. says:

    We know he did alomst lose his mind over Godzilla: Final Wars. Even the Goob has his limits. Its just a matter of paitience.


    I think we have our next theme month/year. “the Search for Goob’s weakness” Kat and other co-hosts try to test Goob’s limits by choosing the movie to review. What do you say Paul? Up for the challenge? Ready to show us what will really is?

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