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Slugs: The Movie -- It all began in a sleepy Midwestern community, a place that had never known evil...until now. But years ago, in a stillness beneath the waters, something sinister happened, and now its deadly spawn are emerging from the depths into the light. What are these hungry, mutated creatures after? Any piece of flesh they can get, including human beings!


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Release Date:
5 February 1988 (USA) See more »
No-one is safe! See more »
Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not original in any way but has its own uniqueness See more (68 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Michael Garfield ... Mike Brady
Kim Terry ... Kim Brady
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
Lucía Prado ... Jean Morris
Patty Shepard ... Sue Channing
Miguel de Grandy ... Mr. Riggs
Tammy Reger ... Pam
Glen Greenberg ... Danny Palmer
Jay R. Ingerson ... Ricky Palmer
Harriet L. Stark ... Mrs. Fortune
Toby Gold ... Dino
Nazzareno Natale ... Chef
Carla M. Fox ... Julie
Isabel Prinz ... Mayor's Secretary
Laura Notario ... Mr. Phillips' Secretary
Daniel Johns ... Teenager 1 (as Daniel Jones)
Kristin L. Kilian ... Girl 1
Edward Trathen ... Teenager 2
Erik Swanson ... Boy in Boat
Karen Landberg ... Girl in Boat
Aníbal Blas ... Waiter
Laramie G. Evans ... Mr. Moss
Nevada Killips ... Mrs.Moss
Larry Bornheimer ... Policeman 1
Wally Frazer ... Ambulance Driver

Directed by
Juan Piquer Simón  (as J.P. Simon)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
José Antonio Escrivá  (as Jose A. Escriva)
Ron Gantman  screenplay
Shaun Hutson  novel "Slugs"
Juan Piquer Simón  (as J.P. Simon)

Produced by
Francesca DeLaurentiis .... producer
José Antonio Escrivá .... producer (as Jose A. Escriva)
Juan Piquer Simón .... producer (as J.P. Simon)
Cinematography by
Julio Bragado 
Film Editing by
Antonio Gimeno  (as Antonio Jimeno)
Richard E. Rabjohn 
Casting by
Bill Williams 
Art Direction by
Gonzalo Gonzalo 
Set Decoration by
Gonzalo Gonzalo 
Costume Design by
María Eugenia Escrivá  (as María Escrivá)
Makeup Department
Pedro Camacho .... assistant makeup artist
Manu Moreno .... hair stylist
Manu Moreno .... makeup artist
Production Management
Larry Ann Evans .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vito Hughes .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ángel Arriola .... assistant set decorator (as Angel Arriola)
Vincente Cervantes .... construction manager
Kari Christensen .... property master
José Tomás Cuadrado .... painter
Vicente Jesús .... assistant set decorator (as Vincente Jesus)
José Lizana .... head carpenter (as Jose Lizana)
Sound Department
Julio Bartolome .... boom operator
Alan Brett .... dubbing editor
Luis Castro .... foley artist
Nigel Edwards .... dialogue mixer
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer
Ivan Martin .... boom operator
Orestes Matacena .... boom operator
Enrique Molinero .... sound re-recording mixer
Phil Pearle .... sound mixer
Edward Tise .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Basilio Cortijo .... special effects
Carlo De Marchis .... special effects supervisor
David Johnson .... special effects technician
Roy Knyrim .... special effects foreman
Emilio Ruiz del Río .... special effects (as Emilio G. Ruiz)
Patrick Tantalo .... special effects coordinator
Paco Alvez .... stunts (as Francisco Alves)
Maryluz Esteban .... stunts
Juan Maján .... stunt coordinator (as Juan Majan)
Rodolfo Montero .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Armstrong .... best boy
Carlos Bustamante .... still photographer
Joaquin De Diego .... assistant camera
Casimiro Dengra .... gaffer
Mark Foggetti .... camera operator: second unit
Salvador Gómez Calle .... focus puller (as Salvador Gomez)
Salvador Gómez Cuenca .... clapper loader (as Salvador Gómez Jr.)
Francisco Jurado .... electrician
Laureano López .... electrician (as Laureano Lopez)
Juan Mariné .... cinematographer: second unit (as Juan Marine)
Diego Molina .... crane operator
Fernando Moreno .... electrician
Steve Nitzberg .... gaffer
Donald Sutherland .... key grip
Donald J. Sutherland .... key grip
Andrés Torres .... focus puller: second unit
José Antonio Villalba .... focus puller: second unit (as Jose Villalba)
Jay W. Yowler .... generator operator (as Jay Yowler)
Casting Department
Gustavo Casado .... casting: Madrid
Carmen Zorrilla .... extras casting: Madrid
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Allyn Perry .... wardrobe mistress
Pilar Tavera .... seamstress
Editorial Department
David Jimenez .... assistant editor
Soledad López .... assistant editor (as Soledad Lopez)
Magdalena Paradell .... assistant editor (as Magda Paradell)
Music Department
Tim Souster .... conductor
Transportation Department
John Loson .... production driver
Joaquín Ruiz .... transportation captain (as Joaquin Ruiz)
Other crew
Félix Acaso .... voice dubbing: John Battaglia
Francesca DeLaurentiis .... script supervisor
Francesca Escriva .... continuity
Monica Escudero .... assistant accountant
Eduardo Macho .... financial supervisor
Cristina Martin .... assistant to producers
Diego Martín .... voice dubbing: Philip Machale
Magoya Montenegro .... location manager
Ramon Serrano .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Slugs, muerte viscosa" - Spain (original title)
"Slugs" - Philippines (English title)
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92 min | USA:89 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R (Banned in Queensland) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:(Banned) (1988) | France:16 | Iceland:(Banned) | Iceland:16 (cut) | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (2009) (uncut) | USA:R | West Germany:18
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Did You Know?

It was banned in the Australian state of Queensland until the early-'90s when the Queensland Censorship Board was disbanded.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Normal slugs don't have teeth, but these are mutant slugs.See more »
Mike Brady:Now maybe, just maybe, we're dealing with a mutant form of slug here, a kind that eats meat!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Slither (2006)See more »


What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not original in any way but has its own uniqueness, 19 June 2012
Author: breakdownthatfilm-blogspot-com from United States

Juan Piquer Simon is a director who doesn't have much to brag about. The majority of his films have been relatively bad and show no true sense of authenticity. Yet for a movie like this, even though it still isn't a great movie, it seems like a little more time and care went into producing it.

Based on a novel with the same name by Shaun Hutson, Slugs is about a breed of killer gastropods that acquire an appetite for human flesh. Those are the main characters here. The actors that play their parts are OK but they are nothing to be remembered by. This movie has almost the same characteristic as Fright Night but nowhere as entertaining. The lead role belongs to a town man who suspects that there is a specific reason to why people are being killed in such horrific manners, and nobody believes him.

The acting isn't that good either. Yes they act, but there are times where it's weird and doesn't sound normal to say. There are two parts to the death scenes. One part is good, and the other, improbable. The improbable part is that many times during death scenes victims will struggle and won't be able to resist the power of the slug. People get dragged away, while others get pulled down; are the slugs really that strong? I doubt it. These slugs are supposed to be supernatural so they have to have some other mutation besides teeth.

The good part to the death scenes is that there is plenty of blood. No doubt will gore hounds get their fill. And although the scenes are predictable, it's still good to watch. What surprised me the most was the volume of slugs that were used for the movie. And it's not like they were prop slugs either. This was live footage of hoards of slugs! Some of these scenes were inside houses too; could you image the mess that had to be cleaned up afterward? I'm sure people are fine with cleaning up fake blood, but real slug ooze? Not sure.

The sound that was added to the slugs was a nice addition too. Much of it sounds thick and gooey, just how slugs should sound! The sound and special effects department must've worked hard for this because this was the strong element of the film. And that's good too because after all, this is a horror flick! Tim Souster, the composer of the music, had a good feel for what he was doing too. It actually retained some pitch from what used to be 1950's horror movies with its constant base line of brass and screaming string instruments. Not really effective in creating fear, but nostalgic to say the least.

This is one of the very few films that director Simon did with a little more effort. The dialog is weird but the sheer magnitude of live slugs that were used should grab the viewer's attention quite nicely.

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