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The Most Savage Animal Attack Horror Movies
Arachnophobia (1990)
Frank Marshall’s “Arachnophobia” is a comic thriller about a town infested by thousands of venomous spiders that kill its residents one by one. The film even uses actual arachnids called Avondale spiders, and while some thought it misrepresented them as harmful, others found the film enjoyable.
Lake Placid (1999)
Featuring a full-size animatronic crocodile with a mix of terror and dark comedy, Steve Miner’s “Lake Placid” preys on a crew’s (the viewer’s) fears of out-of-control crocodiles. However, the show is stolen by Betty White who plays a creepy old lady that feeds the killer croc — to her heart’s desire.
Jaws (1975)
With pricey practical effects and old-school suspense, Steven Spielberg’s "Jaws" was a cinematic phenomenon that forever changed the way people perceived the ocean. While it inspired a new fascination with the aquatic world, it also preyed on our worst fears by depicting sharks as wild predators, leading to fishing practices targeting them.
Orca (1977)
Michael Anderson's "Orca" is a half-silly, half-sorrowful epic about a whaler (Richard Harris) who is up against a killer whale whose mate and offspring he accidentally killed. Even as the whale wreaks unbridled destruction, the viewer still roots for it, given the film’s aim to spread environmental consciousness — albeit in an enjoyable and goofy way.
Piranha 3D
Alexandre Aja ups the stakes with his remake of Joe Dante’s original “Piranha,” thanks to the film’s unique brand of animalistic brutality and gore. A pack of violent and hungry prehistoric fish wreaks total carnage — with one particularly brutal scene depicting a character being ripped in half.