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
When the zombies grab Starla from Bill's wrecked car, Bill calls "Carla, Carla!", instead of Starla. See more »
[Bill, Margaret and Trevor spot Grant and Starla getting into a car]
That's one match I'll never get.
[zipping Gina Kid's jacket up]
Ain't no mystery. Starla was raised in them shanties off St. Luke, dirt poor. All she ever wanted was to be a lady. Ol' Grant Grant, he's always been made of green.
Gold digger, huh?
Oh, hell, Margaret! Starla's mother left her, her daddy's a drunk, she was 17 years old. Ol' Grant pulls up in a big ol' Cadillac, house on the hill, *and* college tuition? What would ...
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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 »
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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