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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.

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James Gunn

Writer:

James Gunn
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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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 »

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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Official Sites:

Official site | UIP [France]

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ljigavci See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,880,270, 2 April 2006

Gross USA:

$7,774,730, 23 April 2006
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Gunn: As another teacher at Starla's (Elizabeth Banks') school. See more »

Goofs

When the zombies grab Starla from Bill's wrecked car, Bill calls "Carla, Carla!", instead of Starla. See more »

Quotes

Starla Grant: [Starla & Bill look around at the dead bodies covering Starla's front lawn] Bet you regret not running off to Hollywood with me now, eh, Bill?
Bill Pardy: Ah hell, Starla. I always regretted that.
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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 The Sick Minds and Slimy Days of Slither (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Every Woman in the World
Written by Frank Musker, Dominic Bugatti (as Dominic Roy King)
Performed by Air Supply
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music (Canada) Inc. and BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
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Great Sci-Fi Horror Comedy
16 December 2006 | by Insanity1865See all my reviews

I would highly recommend this to anybody who thinks 'Sci-Fi Horror Comedy' is good fun. This movie contained elements from some of my favorite movies: The Blob, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Night of the Living Dead, and a little bit of The Thing. The plot has a slow build but never fails to lose your interest. Every time you think you know what's going on the script moves in a new direction until you arrive at the truly bizarre climax. The acting is a little weak from the star (Elizabeth Banks) but the rest of the cast is pretty solid and any Joss Whedon fans will recognize the Firefly captain Reynolds in a great role as the sheriff. The special effects work well without being flashy or huge-budget and some of the gross-out scenes are as stomach-churning as you could hope for. Throw in gratuitous profanity, one-liners, and redneck hicks, and you've got the perfect recipe for an alien-zombie-romance-comedy classic. A bit of the bonus for the guys-- there is a chance your girlfriends will like this one too thanks to a well-executed underlying theme of love conquering all. But they better not mind some horrific violence along the way. As a general fan of any kind of horror-comedy, I can't help but give Slither an A+.


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