Avalanche The film is listed in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book The Official Razzie Movie Guide as one of the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made. The film was featured in the first season of the 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000 revivawas one of the most expensive films ever made by New World Pictures and was not a success at the box office. The film came out at the same time as New World's Piranha. Corman says that New World thought Avalanche would be more of a success because "it was more mainstream" and had bigger stars however Piranha was the bigger hit. In hindsight, Corman says this was because Piranha was "funny and very well directed".