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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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Feed the fear. 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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31 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Ljigavci  »

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$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$7,774,730 (USA) (21 April 2006)
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Trivia

People, places, and buildings, throughout the film, allude to various late twentieth century monster movies. See Movie Connections for specifics. 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 »

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Brenda Gutierrez: [Brenda's become giant-sized - her body's nothing more than a pregnant 'womb' for whatever-it-is that's inside of her stomach] Something's wrong with me.
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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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Featured in Macabre Theatre Halloween Special (2009) See more »

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Saturday Night
Written and Performed by Jane Jensen
Licensed courtesy of Jane Jensen and Sonic Cheeka Music
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Slither is your B-grade horror/comedy movie that has everything and is hilarious
31 March 2006 | by (Memphis, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

(Synopsis) The movie opens with a meteorite landing in the backwoods of the small town of Wheelsy. The bad news is that our atmosphere did not burn up everything inside the meteorite. One of Wheelsy's rich business men, Grant Grant (Michael Rooker), who is married to the young and beautiful high school biology teacher, Starla (Elizabeth Banks), finds a slow moving slimy thing behind the town bar. The slug stops moving as Grant moves closer, he becomes infected by the slug. Grant begins to change and evolve into a bloodthirsty meat-eating squid creature with a need to kill to maintain his life. Sheriff Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion) and Starla must defeat this creature or the entire earth will be consumed.

(My Comment) Slither is a 1950's type B-grade horror/comedy movie scenario that has everything. A billion-year-old alien parasite from outer space with penetrating tentacles that sucks the life out of you, fast moving slugs that want to get inside your mouth, dogs and cows being eaten by human and deer zombies, an enormous mother glob, and the small town being terrorized by a monster. This is your classic B-grade movie that is a lot of fun watching. You will laugh from beginning to end. For budget reasons, it looks like they used the old standby, tomato ketchup, for blood. There are some scary moments, but most of the scenes are hilarious. If you want an enjoyable night and a good laugh, this is the movie to see. (Universal Pictures, Run time 1:36, Rated R)(8/10)


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