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Slither (2006)

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

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In this blend of the B movie classic The Blob (1958), and some Romero's zombies film, a meteorite collides in a small town. Grant finds it, and is infected by a parasite worm, which installs in his brain and causes him a creepy transformation into a monster. Starla, his wife, and Bill, a policeman, will try to stop him and the plague of worms generated by the creature. Written by Alejandro Frias

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What's Gotten Into You? See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and language | See all certifications »

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31 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ljigavci  »

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Box Office

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$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,880,270, 2 April 2006

Gross USA:

$7,774,730, 23 April 2006
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Trivia

DIRECTOR CAMEO (James Gunn): As another teacher at Starla's (Elizabeth Banks') school. See more »

Goofs

When the zombies grab Starla from Bill's wrecked car, Bill calls "Carla, Carla!", instead of Starla. See more »

Quotes

Tourneur: [referring to a mutated Grant] He looks likes something that fell off my dick during the war.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits there is an additional scene involving a curious cat and the remains of the alien slug creature. See more »

Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

I Find You Cheatin' On Me
Written and Performed by Hank Thompson
Licensed courtesy of Universal Songs of Polygram Entertainment and Soundies Inc.
By Arrangement with DePugh Music
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Good, old fashion fright fest.
31 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Surprisingly funny black comedy is a sharp witted throw-back to old school horror films.

Alien creatures inhabit the bodies of some small-town rednecks and reek some bloody havoc!

While it's easy to see the influences of every horror movie from Night of the Living Dead (1968) to Tremors (1989), Slither is itself a gutsy horror ride that firmly stands on its own. Writer/Director James Gunn delivers a story thats equally gripping and comical. There's plenty of action, suspense, and steely chills to be had as well. The special FX are nicely well-done and provides for some unforgettably wild scenes.

Cast-wise the movie isn't half bad either, although it's really Gregg Henry who steals the show as the town's foul-mouthed mayor.

All around Slither is an enjoyable creature show for those that like their horror films gooey! It's also a heck of dark comedy, yall.

*** out of ****


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