Written & Directed by James Gunn
Starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, and Michael Rooker
A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.
Slither is a great time. This sleeper came and went without the masses catching on. I’m happy this flick has clawed its way to a firm cult following. Slither isn’t really a comedy, but you might mistake it for one occasionally. The characters react like real people would if placed in such a bizarre circumstance, and it’s often times hilarious.
Grossest money shot ever in 5, 4, 3, 2….
Fed up with his wife’s frigid behavior, Grant leaves his house for a drink at a local bar. He promptly picks up a local skank and they end up in the woods. I swear to God, that’s just how it happens. Thanks horror movie scenarios. If I’ve learned anything from horror movies, it’s that poking slimy things that come from meteors is frowned upon. This is how you get alien parasites inside your body, and that’s just the nastiest crap ever. Imagine a venomous wormy alien crawling around in your guts. Gross. A million times gross.
As Grant slowly becomes more monster than man, he leaves a trail of carnage across the town. It makes for some of the most revolting scenes ever as the special effects wizards get a free pass.
Twenty types of gross
Slither isn’t content to steal its inspiration from just the horror realm, it borrows from action flicks, comedies, dramas, and blends it all into gross-out gags accented with a deadpan hero at the wheel. Writer/director James Gunn delivers his best work in this off-the-beaten path horror tale. The guy is skilled at mixing the silly with the serious. If you haven’t seen Slither, take the 90 minutes to enjoy this slime-dripping masterpiece.