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Slugs: The Movie (1988)
"Slugs, muerte viscosa" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  5 February 1988 (USA)
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Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mike Brady
Kim Terry ...
Philip MacHale ...
Don Palmer
Alicia Moro ...
Maureen Watson
Santiago Álvarez ...
John Foley
Concha Cuetos ...
Maria Palmer
John Battaglia ...
Sheriff Reese
Emilio Linder ...
David Watson
Kris Mann ...
Bobby Talbot
Kari Rose ...
Donna Moss
Manuel de Blas ...
Mayor Eaton
Andy Alsup ...
Officer Dobbs
Frank Braña ...
Frank Phillips
Stan Schwartz ...
Ron Bell
Juan Maján ...
Harold Morris
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People are dying mysteriously and gruesomely, and nobody has a clue what the cause is. Only health worker Mike Brady has a possible solution, but his theory of killer slugs is laughed at by the authorities. Only when the body count begins to rise and a slug expert from England begins snooping around does it begin to look like Mike had the right idea after all. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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It was banned in the Australian state of Queensland until the early-'90s when the Queensland Censorship Board was disbanded. See more »

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During the sewer explosions one of the manhole covers can be seen beside the opening without anyone around to have opened it. See more »

Quotes

Mike Brady: Sheriff, you don't mind if I smoke do you?
Sheriff Reese: I sure as hell do, Brady. You can muck up your own lungs if you want but don't mess with mine, goddammit.
Sheriff Reese: [Brady throws his cigarettes out the window] Today's your lucky day, Brady.
Mike Brady: Oh really, why's that?
Sheriff Reese: Littering's a $500 fine in this state, don't let me catch you doing it again.
Mike Brady: Sheriff, you know what they found in those candies you're eating? Rat shit and maggot's eggs!
Sheriff Reese: [Sheriff spits the candy out the window] Pfffttt!
Mike Brady: Oh, now sheriff... littering! ...
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Lap up another J. Piquer Simon epic of goo and gore
1 January 2006 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

Why isn't Juan Piquer Simon celebrated for the repulsive cinematic magic he has created? No only did he makes "Slugs", he made "Pieces", too, and even took a crack at Jules Verne's "Journey To The Center of the Earth". I read Shaun Hutson's "Slugs" long before I experienced the movie, and I even read the sequel, "Breeding Ground", before seeing the movie. In three words, it is thoroughly disgusting entertainment, with echoes of Jeff Lieberman's great "Squirm". The Spanish/Mexican blending of scenes doesn't really work, but who cares? The film, like any Ed Wood or Rene Cardona film, is entertaining. The slug attacks are gory and unrestrained and Simon's direction of the little critters is better than his direction of the actors. Lap it up!


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