Slither

  • 15
  • James Gunn (2006)
  • US / Can
  • 91 min
Slither
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Smalltown bigshot Michael Rooker is infected by an outer space parasite in this homage to the outrageous splatter and surreal prosthetics of 1980s horror. Soon, he is transformed into a squid-like monster whose primal urge is to turn the local population into flesh-eating zombies, with his spawn of giant slugs worming their way inside any human host. But his wife Starla (Elizabeth Banks) and a lovesick local cop (Serenity's Nathan Fillion) have other ideas. Writer/director James Gunn (2004's Dawn of the Dead) and his effects team reference everything from the remakes of The Fly and The Thing, via From Beyond, Society and Tremors in this gore extravaganza that's full of in-jokes, wisecracks and ironic dialogue. Amiably retro in its icky shock value, this love story with an alien twist is often so funny it's scary.

Plot Summary

Science-fiction comedy horror starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rooker. A meteorite carrying an alien parasite crashes in the woods close to the small town of Wheelsy. Soon many of the townsfolk have become infected, turning into flesh-eating mutant disease carriers.

Cast and crew

Cast

Bill Pardy
Nathan Fillion
Starla Grant
Elizabeth Banks (2)
Grant Grant
Michael Rooker
Jack MacReady
Gregg Henry
Kylie Strutemyer
Tania Saulnier
Brenda Gutierrez
Brenda James
Wally
Don Thompson
Margaret
Jennifer Copping
Shelby
Jenna Fischer
Trevor
Haig Sutherland

Crew

Director
James Gunn

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Guidance: 
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on DVD
Released 28 Apr 2006
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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