Snakehead Terror

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Snakehead Terror
Genre science fiction
Distributed by Syfy
Directed by Paul Ziller
Produced by Elizabeth Sanchez
Paul Ziller
Written by A.G. Lawrence
Starring Bruce Boxleitner
Carol Alt
William B. Davis
Chelan Simmons
Music by Ken Williams
Production company Cinetel Films
Sci Fi Pictures
Country Canada
Language English
Original channel Syfy
Release date March 13, 2004
Running time 92 minutes

Snakehead Terror is a 2004 science fiction-horror television film. It is one of two Syfy Channel films based on the snakehead fish incident in a Crofton, Maryland pond. The other film is Frankenfish. Swarm of the Snakehead is an independently produced creature comedy based on the same Crofton incident, and the only one of the three actually filmed in Maryland.


A small town, desperate to recover from hard economic times, is under threat when the voracious snakehead fish mutate, surviving previous chemical attacks. The fish transform from pests to predators when human growth hormones are dumped into the local lake in the hopes of reviving the local fishing industry. Thriving on the hormones, the Snakehead fish grow to monstrous proportions, devouring everything within reach. Capable of moving and eating on land, they are forced to leave the now barren lake in a desperate search for food - animal, vegetable or human. In a race against time, the local Sheriff and biologist Lori Dale, try to save the Sheriff's teenage daughter and her friends, along with the town itself, from being eaten alive.



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