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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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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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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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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and language | See all certifications »

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Ljigavci  »

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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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In the script, Brenda is the niece of Randy Flagg. Randall Flagg is the bad guy in several Stephen King novels, including The Stand (1994). See more »

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

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Brenda Gutierrez: The little fuckers are tearing me apart!
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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 Doctor Dolittle (1967) See more »

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Baby I Love You
Written by Eric Ambel
Performed by The Yayhoos
Licensed courtesy of Bloodshot Records
By Arrangement with DePugh Music and Vibemeister Music administered by Bug Music Inc.
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Good, old fashion fright fest.
31 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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