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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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James Gunn

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James Gunn
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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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Feed the fear. 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 »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,880,270, 2 April 2006

Gross USA:

$7,802,450

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,834,936
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brenda is watching The Toxic Avenger (1984) with her baby, when Grant comes to her house. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bill Pardy: Shelby, you gonna create a hysteria?
Shelby: [doesn't look up] Not today, Bill.
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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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Featured in Bringing Slither's Creatures to Life (2006) See more »

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Every Woman in the World
Written by Frank Musker, Dominic Bugatti (as Dominic Roy King)
Performed by Air Supply
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music (Canada) Inc. and BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
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Wanted to like it but couldn't
8 April 2006 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

A comic homage to sci-fi films of the 1950s updated with extreme violence. A small Southern town of Wheeley is infested by some disgusting alien slugs. The main slug infects Grant Grant (Michael Rooker) to the confusion of his young, blond-haired beautiful wife (Elizabeth Banks) who is secretly loved by the towns sheriff (Nathan Fillion). Soon the slugs are infecting everybody and its up to the sheriff, Grant's wife and a plucky teenager (Tania Saulnier) to save the town.

Horror comedies are hard to pull off--they can become either too gross or too funny. Only a few have pulled this off--"Evil Dead II", "Re-Animator", "Night of the Creeps" and "Dead Alive". Unfortunately this isn't as good as those. The cast does play it straight (wisely) and it's well-made with some great (if disgusting) special effects. But the humor and horror never mesh comfortably. I DID laugh out loud a few times and was impressed by the gross out effects--but the movie was always wavering uncomfortably between the two. It never found even footing. It's not terrible and the cast is good--but I still wasn't entertained. LOTS of plot holes too. I can only give this a 6.


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