Slither (Widescreen) (2006) Nathan Fillion; Elizabeth Banks; Don Thompson
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Here's a gooey, hilarious, creepy horror film for the whole mutant cannibal family. Michael Rooker (HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER) stars as Grant, a big bald guy from a small southern town who gets possessed by a meat-hungry parasite worm creature from space. Even under the alien influence he still loves his wife, Starla (Elizabeth Banks), but she's alarmed at his weird new habits, such as consuming all the local wildlife. The sheriff in town (Nathan Fillion) investigates. He still carries a torch for Starla from when they were kids, but once the squirming, slithering, and cannibalism begin in earnest, it becomes clear that this is no time for romance.
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9/10 would recommend to a friend
of people making it in the Hollywood scene without selling out. His
scripts always show his true sense of humor and cynicism. He always
puts a lot of Troma in there. Before Directing and writing Slither he
wrote a number of highly successful theatrical hits, and he managed to
make even Scooby Doo highly enjoyable and even did the impossible by
writing an absolutely amazing script for the remake of absolute classic
amongst classics of horror-films Dawn of the Dead - something me and
many others always thought of as being totally impossible.
However brilliant, none of Gunn's scripts, including Slither, although
it comes close, are as GENIUS as the first one he ever wrote to be made
in a film: Tromeo and Juliet, directed by Lloyd Kaufman (with Gunn as
assistant director). Although not selling out, is it clear that all
films for larger studio's need some concessions here and there, while
Tromeo and Juliet has none of that, and truly shows Gunns genius
without any restrictions (and it is, incidentally available on a tenth
anniversary double disc, with huge contributions of James Gunn
himself!!). All this said I can only conclude that Slither is a
fantastic film, with a script as good as or maybe even better than his
DAWN remake, and with it James Gunn shows he is perfect for directing
his own work, because the film as a whole is far better than DAWN. An
absolute must see, must have.
The DVD also includes a very enjoyable video diary by independent
film-legend Lloyd Kaufman, who has a cameo in Slither.
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Highly quotable and great for a date night.Read more