A B-Movie following a movie crew in Hawaii being attacked by both kidnappers and some mysterious monsters which appear to be a cross between anaconda and piranha.
- Antagonist Title: The movie is named for the titular monsters.
- B-Movie: Kimmy acts in these, or "exploitation" movies as Rick calls them, while the kidnappers refer to them as "truly terrible". The movie itself is also very definitely one.
- Blinded by the Light: Gunner the pyrotechnics guy and Jack escape form the kidnappers through use of Gunners flashbacks.
- Cassandra Truth: When Professor Lovegrove stumbles across the kidnappers they brush off his claims off a monster out there, at least until finding the camera that recorded the deaths of his assistants. When a wounded Milo stumbles across Jamie and tries to tell her what's going on she doesn't immediately believe him, but is concerned that something bad is happening.
- Death by Materialism: After hearing the monsters nearby, one of the botanists refuses to leave without the orchids and is soon eaten.
- Downer Ending: Despite some Character Development, everyone is eaten, or at least heavily implied to be, and there's still a monster out there.
- For Science!: Professor Lovegrove is determined to document the creatures and bing one of their eggs back to civilization despite it attracting their wrath.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Fat schlub producer Milo insists on providing covering fire for the others to make it to the car ahead of the kidnappers, saying that Someone Has to Die for any of them to make it. He survives with a wounded leg but is left stranded in piranhacvonda territory.
- Monster Is a Mommy: The monsters have eggs that they are protective of.
- Native Guide: Leilani, a side character along with a pair of scientists she's taking to find a rare kind of orchid.
- The Prima Donna: Kimmy, the star of the movie is a bit lazy and entitled (complaining about having to get up early for filming and forgetting peoples names), and a Proud Beauty, although not to Alpha Bitch levels. When she insists on taking a risk herself near the end (perhaps inspired by Milo's sacrifice), she actually says that it's because she wants to do something "Good for once".
- Shout-Out: The main characters, stuntman Jack and script girl Rose, are named after the couple from Titanic
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Jamie spends most of the movie just lounging on the beach, and eventually wondering where her boyfriend Rick disappeared to. Once she gets it through her head that it was killed by the titular monster, and has stumbled across its nesting area she starts furiously smashing the creatures eggs, regardless of the Bullying a Dragon risk