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Slither (2006)

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

Director:

James Gunn

Writer:

James Gunn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Thompson ... Wally
Nathan Fillion ... Bill Pardy
Gregg Henry ... Jack MacReady
Xantha Radley ... Uptight Mom
Elizabeth Banks ... Starla Grant
Tania Saulnier ... Kylie Strutemyer
Dustin Milligan ... Drawing Boy
Michael Rooker ... Grant Grant
Haig Sutherland ... Trevor
Jennifer Copping ... Margaret
Zak Ludwig ... Gina Kid
Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Karaoke Woman
Brenda James ... Brenda Gutierrez
Lorena Gale ... Janene
Bart Anderson Bart Anderson ... Butcher
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Storyline

From the depths of the endless space, a flaming meteorite crashes into the dark woods of the sleepy town of Wheelsy, South Carolina. As the scorched rock reveals its silent content--a baneful parasitic organism--a subtle alien invasion commences, and the war's unlucky first victim is the town's local businessman, Grant. Little by little, as an internal change transforms Grant into an utterly hideous monstrosity, his wife, Starla, starts to feel that something's been eating at him the last few days. Now, before the unstoppable extraterrestrial attack, no one is safe, and to make matters worse, Grant's transformation is far from over yet. Who can stop the slithering army from outer space? Written by Nick Riganas

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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 »

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Trivia

Air Supply's "You're Every Woman in the World to Me" also plays into the theme of all the aliens being linked as one person. In any way the infected women in the story, like Brenda, ARE every woman in the world as the aliens are linked by the puppet master snakes in their brain. See more »

Goofs

When Bill and Kylie flee her house and get into the police car, a zombie vomits acid on Bill's driver side window. In subsequent shots the window is clean.

Correction: After Bill manages to start the car and hits a zombie to save Jack, the weather briefly starts to rain, which is noticeable when Starla impales a zombie in the throat. So in the next scene you can still see the residue of the spit on the window that has been partially washed off from the rain. See more »

Quotes

Jack MacReady: [Jack staggers towards Bill, with alien growths on his face] Bill! Shoot me!
[Bill shoots Jack in the head, without hesitation]
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Macabre Theatre Halloween Special (2009) See more »

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Roughest Neck Around
Written and Performed by Corby Lund (as Corb Lund)
Licensed courtesy of Corb Lund Music
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Good, old fashion fright fest.
31 March 2006 | by Nightman85See 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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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,880,270, 2 April 2006

Gross USA:

$7,802,450

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,834,936
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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