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Slither (2006)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  31 March 2006 (USA)
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A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

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Storyline

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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small town | alien | b movie | slug | sex | 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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Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$214,550 (Hong Kong) (11 August 2006)

Gross:

$214,550 (Hong Kong) (11 August 2006)
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(at around 48 mins) When the mother tells her two daughters to go to bed, the one on camera right is reading a "Goosebumps" story by children's horror author R.L. Stine entitled: "The Girl Who Cried Monster." This series was popular from the early to late 1990s, and is still well known in the early twenty first century. See more »

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When Grant gets hit by the creature that fell from the meteor, we can hear him screaming but his lips don't move as if he was. See more »

Quotes

Jack MacReady: [referring to Grant] He's a goddamn Martian?
Bill Pardy: Martians is from Mars, Jack.
Jack MacReady: [through gritted teeth] Or it's a general term meaning 'outer-space fucker'.
Bill Pardy: No it isn't!
Jack MacReady: Look it up, cocksucker!
Starla Grant: Enough!
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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 »

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Referenced in Call of the Dead (2011) See more »

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The New Kid
Written and Performed by Old 97's
Licensed courtesy of New West Records LLC
By Arrangement with Bug and Burgermeister Music, Pennycost Music, This is My Piece of Sheet Music and Wait Til Next Year Music administered by Bughouse
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As pure B-movie fun, Slither pulls no punches.
30 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is absolute fun, plain and simple. It gets in, does it scares and it's laughs, and gets out quick. As what it was meant to be, it was absolutely brilliant. It does its own thing, and it does it perfectly, and the result is pure entertainment, nothing more. So, if you like movies like Shaun of the Dead, Army of Darkness, Dead Alive, Gremlins, Tremors, or anything in that vein, you will like this movie.

Or if you just wanna see Captain Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) again on the big screen and wistfully wipe a tear or two away, you can go see this movie too.

It's creepy, it's gleefully gross, it's HILARIOUS, and I don't think I wasted a single minute watching it. Great movie.


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