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Slither

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2006
  • James Gunn (2)
  • 91 mins
  • 15

Summary

A meteorite lands in a small rural town, infecting a local man with a virus that causes him to mutate into a flesh-eating monster, which spawns alien parasites that take over their victims and transform them into bloodthirsty zombies. The local sheriff attempts to wipe out the infestation before it can spread any further. Comedy horror, starring Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker and Elizabeth Banks.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Small-town 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 (Guardians of the Galaxy) 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Bill PardyNathan Fillion
Starla GrantElizabeth Banks (2)
Grant GrantMichael Rooker
Jack MacReadyGregg Henry
Kylie StrutemyerTania Saulnier
Brenda GutierrezBrenda James
WallyDon Thompson
MargaretJennifer Copping
ShelbyJenna Fischer
TrevorHaig Sutherland

Crew

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DirectorJames Gunn (2)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment
Released on
2006-04-28
Language
English
Guidance
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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