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Release Date:
5 February 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
No-one is safe! See more »
Plot:
Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Monster movie by Juan Piquer Simon , full of creepy scenes , gore , guts and blood See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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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Also Known As:
"Slugs, muerte viscosa" - Spain (original title)
"Slugs" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
92 min | USA:89 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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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Trivia:
It was banned in the Australian state of Queensland until the early-'90s when the Queensland Censorship Board was disbanded.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:Now maybe, just maybe, we're dealing with a mutant form of slug here, a kind that eats meat!See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Monster movie by Juan Piquer Simon , full of creepy scenes , gore , guts and blood, 5 October 2012
Author: ma-cortes

It's a monster film's homage with lots of man-eaters slugs and loads of blood , including revolting , repulsive scenes. This chiller with middling budget packs thrills, chills , some good action , gore , horror and few funny moments. It's a hybrid of monster movies from the 50s and modern American production in B series style . People are dying mysteriously and terrifyingly , and nobody has a track what the cause is . Only health inspector named Mike Brady (Michael Garfield) finds a possible origin , but his theory of murderous slugs is laughed at by the authorities . When his wife named Kim (Kim Terry) is attacked , he discovers that spilled toxic waste is being helpfully cleaned up by the slug population and causing countless deaths . Only when the slugs are mutating into blood-thirsty man eaters and the body count begins to rise , the police goes into the action . A slug expert from England begins snooping around does it begins to think Mike had the right idea after all.

This humdrum adaptation based on Monster movies from the 50s results to be a special version based on the bestseller titled ¨Slugs¨ by Shaun Hutson with screenplay written by also producer José Antonio Escrivá , Ron Gantman , and the same director Juan Piquer Simón (as J.P. Simon) . The thrilling screenplay is a bit yawn-inspiring but nifty special effects will keep you from dozing off , its author is Emilio Ruiz , he's a nice creature effects designer, a perfect craftsman who made effects , monsters , miniature and matte shots in ¨Pan's labyrinth ,The Devil backbone , Dune , Conan , Cat's eye¨ and many others . There're gruesome killings , rip-roaring action , thrills , chills and results to be briefly entertaining . Plenty of repellent images , it was X classified in England and was banned in the Australian state of Queensland until the early-'90s when the Queensland Censorship Board was disbanded . Average main cast with unknown actors as Michael Garfield and Kim Terry . There appears usual secondary actors seen in co-productions of the 60s and 70s , Spaghetti and Terror genre , as Frank Braña , Manuel De Blas and Patty Shepard . It's a slight fun with acceptable special effects by Emilio Ruiz Del Rio supported by Benito Cortijo and Juan Mirame , passable set decoration , functional art direction and none use of computer generator . The slugs monsters are the real stars of this production , being rightly realized , some of them are authentic Asturias (Spain) slugs and others are made by plastic miniature ; it has numerous "older technique" special effects such as matte paintings, rubber-suited monsters, Piquer uses the standard film technique of reverse-footage to create certain effects .

The fable is silly and laughable ,though the effects and action are professionally made . Among the most spectacular of its visuals there are some deeply shrouded caverns , several monsters roaring menacingly towards the camera , the colorful backgrounds of the sewers and slaughters and massacres committed by the horrible slugs . On the whole this is a suspenseful and tense thriller especially at the amazing ending tableau when Michael Garfield and his helper have to tackle the massive slugs at the lair in the final . Some scenes are clumsily shot but the movie has some good moments here and there . Some illogical parts in the argument are more than compensated for the excitement provided by the slugs , though sometimes are a little bit cheesy . Highlights of the story includes a roller-coaster ending , some terrifying frames in a restaurant and many others . Functional cinematography by Julio Bragado , being filmed the interiors in Madrid and exteriors in Lyon , (New York) , a population about 5.000 inhabitants . The motion picture was middlingly realized by Juan Piquer Simon . Piquer who recently passed away was a good craftsman , he owns his own studio and created and/or designed many of the simple special effects sequences you see in any of his many imaginative undertakings . Juan who was director of the Mostra of Valencia (Spain) , displayed a professional career and specialized on all kind of genres as Terror (Slugs, Piezes , Cthulhu ) and Sci-fi (The rift , The new Extraterrestres, Supersonic man) and made some adaptations about Jules Verne novels ("Fabulous Journey to the Center of the Earth" , "Mystery on Monster Island") . While his films have been universally panned by the prestigious reviewers, they have a kind of quality that must be endured to be fully appreciated .

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