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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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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wally
... Bill Pardy
... Jack MacReady
... Uptight Mom
... Starla Grant
... Kylie Strutemyer
... Drawing Boy
... Grant Grant
... Trevor
... Margaret
... Gina Kid
... Karaoke Woman
... Brenda Gutierrez
... Janene
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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From the people that brought you 2004's Dawn of the Dead See more »

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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 site | UIP [France]

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31 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ljigavci  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gregg Henry also appeared with Nathan Fillion and Michael Rooker in Guardians of the Galaxy. See more »

Goofs

Several characters' accents fade in and out in the movie's second half. 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 »

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References Firefly: The Train Job (2002) See more »

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I Find You Cheatin' On Me
Written and Performed by Hank Thompson
Licensed courtesy of Universal Songs of Polygram Entertainment and Soundies Inc.
By Arrangement with DePugh Music
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A Great Horror Comedy
18 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

I got to see this movie at it's LA premiere on a fluke -- I was interested in the star, Nathan Fillion, and got in when someone had extra tickets -- and I have to say, from the previews I wasn't that impressed. They just didn't appeal to me.

Despite all that, I absolutely loved the movie. It was funny and gross and scary and such a good time. It managed to be all those things at once and hit all the right notes.

In many ways it is like the movie Shawn of the Dead -- real people's reactions to classic horror movie scenarios; funny, self-referential mocking of the horror genre, etc. -- but somehow it is new and fresh and highly enjoyable.

The writing is superb and there are some genuinely surprising moments (both of the funny and scary varieties). All the actors do a fabulous job. I highly recommend seeing this movie.


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