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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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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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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)


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 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 »


Bill Pardy: [to Kylie] What's with the spitting?
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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 »


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User Reviews

A Great Horror Comedy
18 March 2006 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I got to see this movie at it's LA premiere on a fluke -- I was interested in the star, Nathan Fillion, and got in when someone had extra tickets -- and I have to say, from the previews I wasn't that impressed. They just didn't appeal to me.

Despite all that, I absolutely loved the movie. It was funny and gross and scary and such a good time. It managed to be all those things at once and hit all the right notes.

In many ways it is like the movie Shawn of the Dead -- real people's reactions to classic horror movie scenarios; funny, self-referential mocking of the horror genre, etc. -- but somehow it is new and fresh and highly enjoyable.

The writing is superb and there are some genuinely surprising moments (both of the funny and scary varieties). All the actors do a fabulous job. I highly recommend seeing this movie.

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