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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

In the opening scene as they pan down the street, you can see "RJ McCready's Funeral Home". RJ McCready is Kurt Russell's character in The Thing (1982). See more »

Goofs

When Bill is being attack by dog the wires are visible after Kylie hits it. See more »

Quotes

Bill Pardy: [holds up a toy squid from his desk] What's this?
Trevor: I thought we could use that like a police sketch, Chief. You know, take it door to door, see if anybody recognizes it.
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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 Holliston: Laura's Little Twitter (2012) See more »

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The Crying Game
Written by Geoff Stephens
Music by Sound Choice
Licensed courtesy of Slep Tone Entertainment D.B.A. Sound Choice and Peermusic (UK) Ltd. c/o Peermusic Canada Inc.
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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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