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Slugs (1988)

Slugs, muerte viscosa (original title)
R | | Horror | 5 February 1988 (USA)
Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community.

Director:

Juan Piquer Simón (as J.P. Simon)

Writers:

Ron Gantman (screenplay by), Shaun Hutson (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Garfield Michael Garfield ... Mike Brady
Kim Terry Kim Terry ... Kim Brady
Philip MacHale Philip MacHale ... Don Palmer
Alicia Moro Alicia Moro ... Maureen Watson
Santiago Álvarez Santiago Álvarez ... John Foley
Concha Cuetos ... Maria Palmer
John Battaglia John Battaglia ... Sheriff Reese
Emilio Linder Emilio Linder ... David Watson
Kris Mann Kris Mann ... Bobby Talbot
Kari Rose Kari Rose ... Donna Moss
Manuel de Blas ... Mayor Eaton
Andy Alsup Andy Alsup ... Officer Dobbs
Frank Braña ... Frank Phillips
Stan Schwartz Stan Schwartz ... Ron Bell
Juan Maján Juan Maján ... Harold Morris
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Storyline

People are dying mysteriously and gruesomely, and nobody has a clue what the cause is. Only health worker Mike Brady has a possible solution, but his theory of killer slugs is laughed at by the authorities. Only when the body count begins to rise and a slug expert from England begins snooping around does it begin to look like Mike had the right idea after all. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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No-one is safe! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slugs See more »

Filming Locations:

Lyons, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dister Group See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It was banned in the Australian state of Queensland until the early-'90s when the Queensland Censorship Board was disbanded. See more »

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(at around 1h 20 mins) During the sewer explosions one of the manhole covers can be seen beside the opening without anyone around to have opened it. See more »

Quotes

Mike Brady: Now maybe, just maybe, we're dealing with a mutant form of slug here, a kind that eats meat!
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Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 42 secs by the BBFC to edit a bedroom scene of a naked girl being attacked by the slugs and shots of a man chopping his hand off with an axe. The cuts were fully waived for the 2009 Lions Gate DVD. See more »

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Slugs - So Bad, It's Good!
22 September 2009 | by GoregirlsDungeonSee all my reviews

'Slugs' definitely qualifies for the so bad it's good category. If a film is going to be this bad, it better make me laugh and have some decent gore. Slugs delivers the bad-goods! It really is bad though. Painfully awful. Some of the worst dialog and acting I have ever come across. But damn if it didn't make me laugh so freaking hard my eyes were watering! In addition, it delivers some awesome scenes of gore and carnage that have to be seen to be believed. Slugs is classic shlocky, sleazy insanity that entertained me immensely.

I really summed it all up in my opening paragraph, but I cannot reiterate enough how often this film made me laugh. There is plenty of bad acting, but the character that gave me more laughs than anyone else was Sheriff Reese. He is an A-typical, too often portrayed, grizzled, hornery cop character, but is WAY over the top with it. I mean WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over the top! He pretty much shouts his entire dialog and what comes out of his mouth is so bloody funny, I am starting to giggle as I'm writing here. Honest to god, I don't laugh this hard at most comedies! It's not just the dialog, acting and story that are painfully bad, the music is also truly awful! The 'Slugs' theme is this cool screaming thing, but every other music choice is so bizarrely inappropriate it can't be ignored. You don't actually see the first couple of kills which had me petrified, but when the gore comes, it is nasty, exploitative 80's fun. At one point, a teenage girl slips and falls stark naked onto a floor teeming with slimy slugs and writhes about covered in the creatures, screaming on top of her lungs as they eat away at her, dislodging her eye from its socket. That is just one example of the fine slug-related deaths you will be treated to. Anyone who is familiar with Juan Piquer Simón's film 'Pieces' will already know the man loves his gore. If you liked that film, then you will surely get a kick out of 'Slugs'. Painfully bad dialog and acting that will have you howling, injected with a nice helping of gore, and copious shots of squirming, slimy, fat slugs! I think there is a very small section of the population that would enjoy this epic crapfest as much as I do. If that's you…enjoy the heck out of this one! Recommended!


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