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In this blend of the B movie classic _Blob, The (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
Haig Sutherland was the first person to be cast. Elizabeth Banks was the second. Gregg Henry was the last actor to be seen for the part (out of more than 100 actors from Los Angeles and Vancouver) and nailed his audition. Nathan Fillion was the last actor to be cast, about a week before shooting began. Shooting lasted 47 days. See more »
When the zombies grab Starla from Bill's wrecked car, Bill calls "Carla, Carla!", instead of Starla. See more »
[looking at the disemboweled dog]
I reckon Grant ain't got one of them puppy calendars on his desk. Just don't strike me as a real dog lover is all.
[holds up the decapitated head of a dog]
Knocked this one's head clear on over here.
Put that down, numbnuts!
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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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