MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 391 this week

Slither (2006)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  31 March 2006 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 55,940 users   Metascore: 69/100
Reviews: 348 user | 242 critic | 27 from Metacritic.com

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 02 May 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 03 Dec 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 20 Mar 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 24 Jan 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Slither" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Slither (2006)

Slither (2006) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Slither.

User Polls

2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Super I (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills.

Director: James Gunn
Stars: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler
Slither (1973)
Comedy | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

While searching for a small fortune of embezzled money, an ex-con, a small-time bandleader, his doting wife and a kooky drifter find themselves being followed. Their chase takes them to ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Zieff
Stars: James Caan, Peter Boyle, Sally Kellerman
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer
Splinter I (2008)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.

Director: Toby Wilkins
Stars: Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband.

Director: Michael Dougherty
Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker
PG Porn (TV Series 2008)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

For people who love everything about porn...except the sex.

Stars: Belladonna, Sean Gunn, James Gunn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Xantha Radley ...
Uptight Mom
...
...
...
Drawing Boy
...
...
...
...
Gina Kid
...
Karaoke Woman
...
...
Janene
Bart Anderson ...
Butcher
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

small town | alien | b movie | slug | sex | See All (145) »

Taglines:

What's Gotten Into You? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

31 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ljigavci  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

(at around 48 mins) When the mother tells her two daughters to go to bed, the one on camera right is reading a "Goosebumps" story by children's horror author R.L. Stine entitled: "The Girl Who Cried Monster." This series was popular from the early to late 1990s, and is still well known in the early twenty first century. See more »

Goofs

Several characters' accents fade in and out in the movie's second half. See more »

Quotes

[they are discussing what caused Grant's transformation]
Jack MacReady: 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?
See more »

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 »

Connections

References Predator (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Saturday Night
Written and Performed by Jane Jensen
Licensed courtesy of Jane Jensen and Sonic Cheeka Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A slimy good time!
12 April 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Taking it's cue from Critters, The Blob and adding just a dab of Stuart Gordons From Beyond, film-maker James Gunn (script writer of such duds as the Scoody-doo movies and the remake of Dawn of the Dead) brings us this tale of parasitical alien invasion and mashes it with the zombie flick creating a homage to 80's comic book horror/comedies.

The film opens (ala John Carpenter's The Thing) as an asteroid (instead of a flying saucer) heads for planet Earth and already I'm smiling cause, lets face folks, how often does this happen in modern day horror movies anymore? But as the thing lands behind the cops it gets no notice as they're too busy clocking the speed of whippoorwills with their the radar gun.

Anyhoo, the thing hatches and is found one night by Grant Grant (Michael Rooker of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer fame) and when infected, he begins to show signs of weird behavior like locking the basement door, tearing up unexpectedly and buying large quantities of meat as he turns into meat loving zombie squid thing-a-ma-goo right out of a Stuart Gordon or Croneberg flick. He likes meat, folks! Rookers performance is really great.

And there's his wife Starla, and a sheriff and his deputies and the mayor, all of whom join together and battle this menace which eventually takes the form of worms that slither around looking for peoples throat to jump down and take over, creating the zombies ala Night of the Creeps.

There's lots of comedy, like when the cops find the missing girl who has...well, I won't spoil it, but it's pretty funny (She likes possum...), plenty of horror, and tons of slime. Not to mention loads of fun.

This is the one best films of it's kind (the list is unfortunately very short) in some time and I always glad when one these comes alone to inspire me. But most importantly, to make me smile.

Unfortunately, there are no boobies.


23 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Comedy? fatpie42
This movie was disgusting. Chrud_47
similar films whiteazndood
Michael Rooker the creepiest performance in history andypaul_gill
best lines are not in memorable quotes kanuffelrik
The Mayor's best lines - go!!!!!! RxKerry
Discuss Slither (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?