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|Contributor||James Gunn, Elizabeth Banks, Don Thompson, Nathan Fillion, Gregg Henry|
|Runtime||1 hour and 35 minutes|
A skin-crawling tribute to classic creature features from the past, Slither is a creepy alien-invasion horror comedy from the producers of Dawn of the Dead (2007) and The Thing (2011). One typical evening, Grant (Michael Rooker, The Walking Dead) hits the local bar where he catches up with old friend Brenda (Brenda James). Abandoning their drinks for a moonlight stroll, the pair discovers the remains of what appears to be a meteor and a trail of glistening noxious ooze leading to a pulsating, unidentifiable mass. Suddenly, the glob comes to life and overtakes Grant, penetrating his body with a pustule-covered tentacle. An alien parasite has found and infected its unwitting human host, who must now continue to infect others in order to survive. Also featuring Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) Slither is a slimy, splatter-fest to make you squirm.
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 17.2 x 13.6 x 1.7 cm; 90 Grams
- Director : James Gunn
- Run time : 1 hour and 35 minutes
- Release date : 2 June 2021
- Actors : Don Thompson, Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry
- Studio : Umbrella Entertainment
- ASIN : B08XJZWDT5
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This is a 2006 horror comedy which has a good cast, great pace and impressive special effects. The film is well balanced, giving the viewer a good introduction to the main characters before turning its attention to the alien. And the treatment of the alien is great because it keeps developing and changing, as do the people it infects. So there's always something new happening, keeping the viewer's interest up. The alien is suitably gross, as is what it does to humans, but things are always offset by some comedic moments. 4.5 stars.
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A small town is transformed into a zombie’s paradise by an unspecified meteor landing. First to be affected is Grant (Michael Rooker), brutish husband of heroine Starla (Elizabeth Banks), who undergoes a gradual, hideous but deliberately ridiculous transformation into the hive-mind, whereby all future infected people share his mindset. Conveniently, this means that when (what has become of) Grant is destroyed, all the others are too. But there is a whole horror-show to get through before that even becomes a possibility.
The numerous visual effects and their designers do an incredible job creating a convincing society descent into bloody chaos. Director and Writer James Gunn indulges his story with a growing sense of perversity – with truly appalling tragic moments accompanied by cheesy love songs which ensure we are never invited to take things seriously.
Some great chases, some truly jumpy moments, throw in some comedy and you have one of the best horrors films on the big screen.