Gore gags run rampant in Piranha 3D
, a cartoonish bloodbath where everything is an afterthought compared to the hilarious carnage. Director Alexandre Aja is no dummy. He’s a competent horror filmmaker whose attraction to cinematic violence (Haute Tension
, The Hills Have Eyes
remake) makes up for his few arguable missteps (Mirrors
, the final “twist” of Haute Tension
). Here he tries his hand at horror comedy -- with a cast sporting enough comedic chops to pull it off. Given that, he seems more interested in blood-soaked lunacy than standard character- or performance-driven laughs. Thankfully for him, the bravura moments of splatter wo...