James Gunn (2) (2006)

15 Certificate


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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.


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.

Cast & Crew

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
Director James Gunn (2)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Contains violence and swearing.Available on: DVDReleased on: 28 Apr 2006
Comedy Drama