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.
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.
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Five 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 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; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.
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
Gunn admits to casting the actor to play Hank (played by himself) when he was drunk. "I'm just wondering why you cast such a homely man," asked Fillion. See more »
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 »
A comic homage to sci-fi films of the 1950s updated with extreme violence. A small Southern town of Wheeley is infested by some disgusting alien slugs. The main slug infects Grant Grant (Michael Rooker) to the confusion of his young, blond-haired beautiful wife (Elizabeth Banks) who is secretly loved by the towns sheriff (Nathan Fillion). Soon the slugs are infecting everybody and its up to the sheriff, Grant's wife and a plucky teenager (Tania Saulnier) to save the town.
Horror comedies are hard to pull off--they can become either too gross or too funny. Only a few have pulled this off--"Evil Dead II", "Re-Animator", "Night of the Creeps" and "Dead Alive". Unfortunately this isn't as good as those. The cast does play it straight (wisely) and it's well-made with some great (if disgusting) special effects. But the humor and horror never mesh comfortably. I DID laugh out loud a few times and was impressed by the gross out effects--but the movie was always wavering uncomfortably between the two. It never found even footing. It's not terrible and the cast is good--but I still wasn't entertained. LOTS of plot holes too. I can only give this a 6.
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