Slither

2006

Action / Comedy / Horror / Sci-Fi

21
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 66469

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Elizabeth Banks as Starla Grant
Jenna Fischer as Shelby
Nathan Fillion as Bill Pardy
Michael Rooker as Grant Grant
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Nigel P 6 / 10

Spoilers follow ...

This is a whole heap of grotesque fun, if you are in the mood for it. Comedy is virtually impossible to get right for everyone. And yet this fusion of body horror and overplayed humour is very enjoyable. I say 'overplayed' - that is not strictly accurate. Only the monstrous are encouraged to 'heighten' their performances - the townsfolk are allowed to play things fairly straight.

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.

Reviewed by ben hibburd 5 / 10

Slither Review.

Slither is written and directed by James Gunn. The film sees a midwest town become infected by alien worm creatures, that turn the townspeople into meat craving mutated 'zombies'. Influenced from classic 50's sci-fi such as: The Blob, The Thing etc, Slither is a horror comedy that's light on the horror and the comedy. With the talent in front and behind the camera I was expecting a-lot more.

The standout performer in this film was by far Michael Rooker, as always he gives a charismatic over the top performance that lights up the screen. Especially when he stumbles across the creature that attaches itself to him, leading to him doing funny bizarre things. Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth Banks were also solid in their roles without leaving their comfort zones. Everybody in the film does a good job.

I found it hard to rate this film, as this isn't a bad film but I found it un-engaging and tiresome to sit through. Technically speaking the film was well crafted. The practical effects and gore looked good, even if at times they resembled the left over props from The Thing. However I found this film to be tonally perplexing, the scary moments weren't scary enough. With the only effective scene coming from the bathtub sequence, but that was it. The comedic elements were also lacking I can't remember a scene (other then when a character loses a hand grenade) that even made me slightly chuckle. In the end this film ends up getting lost between the two elements, and that made for frustrating viewing.

Reviewed by srdjan_veljkovic 5 / 10

Yet another body-snatchers invasion movie

As "yet another body-snatchers invasion movie" (YABSIM), it's OK. The main "problem" is that it seems that it could have been more.

Elizabeth Banks is not as pretty as she can be and Nathan Fillion is not as funny as he can be, so, the two main things that could have made it "more than a YABSIM" are misfires.

The script could have been better also, we could have had much more suspense and mystery and less simple gore. So, script could have done the "escape from YABSIM" and/or made a better YABSIM.

There are many issues, but, most are OK, as this is a silly movie, after all, so, we don't expect much. But, the "alien grows by embedding humans" is particularly badly done, from writing, to directing, acting...

Bottom-line: if you like decently done light horrors with some humor, this one is for you. Otherwise, pass, there's nothing in it for you.

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