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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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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)  »

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Ljigavci  »

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Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$7,774,730 (USA) (21 April 2006)
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James Gunn: as another teacher at Starla's school See more »

Goofs

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: [Jack & Bill are discussing what caused Grant's transformation] It's obvious the bastard's got Lyme disease!
Bill Pardy: What?
Jack MacReady: Lyme disease. You touch some deer feces, and then you... eat a sandwich without washin' your hands. You got your Lyme disease!
Bill Pardy: And that makes you look like a squid?
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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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Every Woman in the World
Written by Frank Musker, Dominic Bugatti (as Dominic Roy King)
Performed by Air Supply
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music (Canada) Inc. and BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
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Good, old fashion fright fest.
31 March 2006 | by (Brentwood, USA) – 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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