What Did Michael Madsen Do To Deserve Piranhaconda?

Piranhaconda poster

Ponder that burning question as you watch the trailer for SyFy Channel's forthcoming creature feature Piranhaconda, about — you guessed it — a piranha-anaconda hybrid monster people-eater hunting down nubile hotties, a film crew, a gang of mercenaries and Michael Madsen as a scientist. The tagline: "Part Snake! Part Fish! All Killer!" Everybody wins!

No one moreso than Madsen, who appears to have a writing credit on the creature feature as well, according to the trailer's credits.

Let the awful CG and worse acting roll via the Piranhaconda trailer:

Even after enjoying a career resurgence following Sin City and the Kill Bill movies, Madsen's resorted to more and more low budget indie work; it's therefore not terribly shocking to see him pop up in a movie like this, but still. And yet: Hardcore exploitation fans may find added reason to check out the telefilm on account of director Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall), who's behind the camera for producer Roger Corman.

A release/airdate has yet to be set.



  • Deena says:

    This movie looks like a bad joke! But he's not the first actor I've seen doing crap like this. It's easy money

  • Words can't describe... wow. Tarantino really should have put him in Django.

    • Matt says:

      By all accounts Madsen borrowed $100,000 from Tarantino and hasn't paid it back. I don't think Quentin's going to be casting him in anything anytime soon.

  • The most upsetting aspect to this whole story is that I didn't come up with that title first.

    Here's hoping Corman might take interest in my tropical disaster flick, Bananavalanche!

    (PS- It took me a while to realize that the "Movie Reviews by Valery" part in the trailer was not actually part of the trailer, which tunes down the batshit insanity of the preview to begin with).

  • It airs June 16 at 9/8C on Syfy in the US.

  • Mike MacLean says:

    Thanks for the write-up on Piranhaconda. I can’t tell you how cool it is to have Michael Madsen appear in the film. But the writing credit at the end of the trailer is a misprint. The guy who wrote Sharktopus also penned the Piranhaconda script. Some hack named Mike MacLean.
    Mike MacLean

  • KevyB says:

    Well, he's gotten in trouble for excessive drinking and felony child endangerment for getting into a fight with his teenage son. So THAT'S what he did to deserve this.

  • miles silverberg says:

    Madsen's best recent work was as one of the housemates in the last cycle of Celebrity Big Brother in the UK. His presence among all the British D-listers was both hilarious and awe-inspiring. Imagine Marlon Brando appearing on Beat the Clock.