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Slither (2006)

R  |   |  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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Drawing Boy
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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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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

31 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ljigavci  »

Box Office


$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,880,270 (USA) (31 March 2006)


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

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Did You Know?


In the script, Jack tells Bill that Brenda is the niece of Randy Flagg. Randall Flagg is the bad guy in several Stephen King novels including The Stand (1994). See more »


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 »


Jack MacReady: [seeing all the firearms in the room] I didn't know the Russkiis were invadin'.
Margaret: You'd seen this guy, you'da wished they was.
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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 »


Referenced in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) See more »


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Written by Eric Ambel
Performed by The Yayhoos
Licensed courtesy of Bloodshot Records
By Arrangement with DePugh Music and Vibemeister Music administered by Bug Music Inc.
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An homage to everything
5 March 2006 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

James Gunn wrote Slither as an homage to the horror movies he loved. Every single one of them. From the Deadly Swarm, to The Fly, to the Toxic Avenger, to Basket Case, to some films most people wouldn't know much about.

The film is about a loving husband (though noticeably not the best. His love for his wife is one of his better sides) who is stung by an alien insect. He starts mutating into a squid beast while slug like monsters Terrorize a small town where cell phones don't exist.

It's obvious from the previews that this is a bit of a comedy. You'll be surprised at just how suspenseful it really is. The horror ranges from cheap pop-outs, hilarious gore, and heart pounding action in a genre bending film that is like Tremors for adults.

The movie is well acted, and all the actors have such great chemistry together. While the movie isn't an excellent film, those looking for a good time have nothing to complain about. It keeps the audiences entertained like few other movies can.

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