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Slugs (1988)

Slugs, muerte viscosa (original title)
Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Garfield ...
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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Mike Brady: After I've dealt with these slugs, what do you say to we get naked and crazy?
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"You don't have the authority to declare happy birthday!!!!"
9 June 2000 | by (Pleasant Valley, New Mexico) – See all my reviews



The movie "Slugs" is unique because the titular vermin are actually the good guys in this horrific tale of nature gone awry. You see, these poor slugs have been mutated through the pollution of evil humans and don't mean to do anything malicious, they're just slugs- slugs with sharp teeth who eat flesh and excrete poison, but slugs none the less. The real bad guys are the humans, who either actively try to destroy our beloved slugs, or overreact when they encounter them.

For example, take the scene where the guy puts on the glove full of slugs. They were just hanging out in a comfortable work glove when out of nowhere this giant hand came at them, and they reacted instinctively, defending themselves and biting the guy. Now, instead of seeking medical attention for his slug bite, this guy runs around his greenhouse screaming like an idiot, spills some highly volatile chemicals, starts a fire, knocks a bookcase over on himself, and cuts off his own hand- then the fire and volatile chemicals mix and his house explodes. How can you blame that on the slugs?

This movie paints a portrait of humans that is less than favorable. The characters in this movie include the dumb sheriff who hates everybody, the drunk hick who's mean to his dog, and the lumpy sidekick whose wife is at least forty-five years older than him. There's also a set of drunken teens

that get attacked while copulating, and we have to see the skinny long-haired freaks' genitals. Meanwhile, there's a guy who looks like a demonic Leslie Neilson who yells "You don't have the authority to declare happy birthday!" for some reason. Finally, this parade of loathsomeness is rounded out by the guy from the MST3K classic "Pod People" whose face explodes after eating a slug-laces salad (another easily avoided fate blamed on the helpful, harmless slugs).

Humans are portrayed as greedy, stupid, racist, alcoholic, and, in one pointless scene, as would-be rapists. In the movie's climactic scene, the villainous humans try to burn the slugs who are cowering helplessly in the sewers, Well, since they're idiots, the humans succeed in BLOWING UP THE ENTIRE TOWN. They alone do more damage than the slugs ever did!

If you hate humans, and I know I do, you'll appreciate "Slugs". If you're a fan of bad cinema, you'll also appreciate this crapfest from the director of "Pieces" and "Pod People". There's enough bad acting, silly dialog, illogical plot twists, lame special effects, pointless scenes, and poor dubbing to hold your attention.


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