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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.

Director:

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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Horror Has a New Face 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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rooker dislocated his shoulder while filming the scene where he attacks Starla and grows a floppy arm. It was a long shooting day with multiple setups, and he didn't tell anyone until the shot was in the can. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Kylie Strutemyer: What are we gonna do now?
Bill Pardy: Probably turn into a couple of these fucked-up things.
Kylie Strutemyer: That's kinda negative.
Bill Pardy: Well, it's been that sorta day.
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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

References The Blob (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Want To Lose Your Love
Written by Joey Carbone
Performed by Crystal Gayle
Licensed courtesy of Crystal Gayle and Joey Carbone Music
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A Horror Movie Made By Horror Fans for Horror Fans
31 March 2006 | by w00fSee all my reviews

Today, I am a happy gorehound. I've just seen "Slither," and it was a truly good time! OK, let's face it... this one isn't going to win any awards for originality. The story here is "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" meets "Night of the Living Dead" with hints of "The Blob," David Cronenburg's "Shivers," and a more-than-passing special effects nod to Brian Yuzna's "Society." But it WORKS here.

James Gunn, a veteran of Troma Studios, has made a horror fan's horror flick. Laced with homages to everything from 1950's drive in cinema to R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" books (not to mention a clip from a Troma movie on a TV in one scene). Gunn clearly knows his audience, because he IS his audience. He delivers up a movie that might be formulaic, but its over-the-top gore, it's black humor (this is one horror show that never takes itself too seriously), and it's general gung-ho, pull-no-punches attitude turn what could have been yet another plodding bit of cinematic flotsam into what could well be an instant horror classic on par with "Re-Animator." If you know what I'm blathering about here, if the names and the titles of these films are familiar, then see "Slither." You're going to love it.


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