Slither

Slither

DVD - 2006
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MPAA rating: R; for strong horror violence and gore, and language.
Wheelsy is a small rural town where not much happens, but that is all going to change, and not for the better. Grant Grant, the town's wealthiest and most powerful citizen, is taking a walk through the woods when he comes across a strange and unfamiliar life form. Grant makes the mistake of getting too close and soon an alien creature invades his body. It is not long before Grant isn't the only one who has been attacked by the strange and slimy things. Grant's wife, Starla, begins to notice that something is very wrong with her husband. At the same time, Sheriff Bill Pardy becomes aware that there is a pattern of missing people and animals. Together, Starla and Bill set out to put a stop to the alien invaders intent upon taking over Wheelsy.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Pictures, 2006
Edition: Full screen ed
ISBN: 9781417008308
141700830X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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GREYCORE1701
Mar 12, 2017

Okay this movie was like 8 legged freaks combined with Steven Kings The Dream Catcher I mean wow what can you honestly say about a movie this crappy !.

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lukasevansherman
Jan 03, 2015

Bloody, funny, gory homage to classic horror movies, especially of the B sort. James Gunn's debut feature is by a horror fan for horror fans, a tongue in cheek, over the top film about an alien invasion that turns the inhabitants of a small town into zombie-like monsters. Romero's "Dead" movies, Cronenberg's body horror, and Carpenter's "The Thing" are the most obvious influences. Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, and Jenna Fischer (who was married to Gunn at the time) head up a cast that is much better than you usually find in movies like these. Not for the weak-stomached. Gunn graduated to the big leagues last year with "Guardians of the Galaxy." Also check out "Super," "Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil," "Cabin in the Woods," and "Evil Dead 2."

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Nursebob
Dec 17, 2014

When a meteorite crashes in the middle of hick town USA (Vancouver!!) it's carrying a most unusual passenger; a slimy barb-shooting slug with a voracious appetite for fresh meat and a frightening ability to control people's minds. Soon pets are disappearing, the town millionaire is sporting a couple of tentacles and the local tramp has been turned into a corpulent bug factory. Will the woefully inexperienced police chief and his band of bumbling deputies be able to destroy the outer space menace before it destroys us? James Gunn's loving homage to 80s horror flicks borrows heavily from the likes of "Alien", "Night Of The Living Dead" and "The Thing". His winning combination of amazing special effects and old-fashioned storytelling has produced a wonderful mix of chilling shocks, deadpan humour and enough spewing blood and mucus to satisfy the most ardent gorehounds. One of the better popcorn movies I've seen in some time.

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ManMachine
Jul 08, 2012

WOW! Mega gross-out to the max!

Like "The Blob" on steroids, Slither (a guaranteed adrenaline-rush) delivered some of the most insanely wild, gut-churning, hair-raising monster-effects to ever splatter across any movie-screen that I've ever seen.

Talk about creepy! This was real horrorshow!

And I certainly enjoyed every electrifying rush that Slither sent slithering up and down my spine.

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bstudent
Aug 18, 2011

This was a funny-horror. The scare factor was low but it had a lot of comedy so there were no lulls.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Great B Horror movie, funny, and some surprisingly good acting. If you like the old B Horror movies of the 70's and 80's you'll absolutely fall in love with this gem of a gore fest.

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ManMachine
Jul 08, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Graphic, grotesque monster-effects.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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ManMachine
Jul 08, 2012

"When the hell are you gonna be in the mood?"

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Bill Pardy: Grant looks like a squid, don't know where he's gonna hide... Seaworld maybe.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Bill Pardy: [holds up a toy squid from his desk] What's this?
Trevor: I thought we could use that like a police sketch, Chief. You know, take it door to door, see if anybody recognizes it.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Bill Pardy: Thank you for saving my ass back there.
Kylie Strutemyer: You're welcome.
Bill Pardy: Of course, when I tell that story, it's gonna be the other way around.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

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