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 loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
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
(At around forty-eight minutes) When the mother tells her two daughters to go to bed, the one on the right is reading a "Goosebumps" story by R.L. Stine titled, "The Girl Who Cried Monster". See more »
When the zombies grab Starla from Bill's wrecked car, Bill calls "Carla, Carla!", instead of Starla. See more »
[seeing all the firearms in the room]
I didn't know the Ruskies were invadin'.
You'd seen this guy, you'da wished they was.
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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 »
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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