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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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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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They ooze. They slime. They kill. See more »

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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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The jar with one slug collected from the garden was given to the scientist and was after shown to contain multiple slugs when removing one for dissection. See more »

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Mike Brady: After I've dealt with these slugs, what do you say to we get naked and crazy?
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Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: La colina de las botas (2011) See more »

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As if slugs weren't gross enough
11 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Films about killer insects and arachnids were a big deal in the 1950s. They may look dated today, but haven't lost their charm. As with so many other movie trends before and since, eventually audiences craved something different. However, it was inevitable that some day filmmakers would try to bring this back. The difference is that by the 1980s, these films would be far more graphic. 'Slugs,' which is a pretty silly movie, does a decent job of hearkening back to those type of films.

Pros: Cast is game. The quieter parts of the score are good. Often unintentionally (Or was it intentional?) humorous. A few really gruesome death scenes. Nice job on the effects. Fast paced. Exciting finish. Nice New England scenery.

Cons: Near plot less. Performances have a lot of off moments. Most of the characters are cardboard cutouts. Just like killer rabbits, the idea of killer slugs is pretty ridiculous. Apart from the titular creatures, there's nothing new here. Some parts of the score are silly and feel out of place.

Final thoughts: Though killer slugs really aren't scary, the film doesn't fail to gross one out. This is not great movie-making, but for bad movie lovers it's a small gem. In fact, this movie succeeds in some areas that 'Squirm' failed. It doesn't waste too much time getting to the goods for one.

My rating: 3/5


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