Saturday, February 27, 2021

New Year, New Movie: Slither (2006)

I seem to be on a roll with parasitic alien themed movies. Tonight's wormy adventure is Slither.

"The worms are in their brains!"

The Gist

Grant Grant becomes infected with an alien parasite and undergoes a hideous transformation. As he goes about infecting others, a torrent of parasitic slugs is unleashed on the townspeople, turning them into shambling zombies. 

Memorable Moments

If only Grant had seen The Blob, he'd know not to go poking
squishy things in a meteorite with a stick. 

Alien procreation.

Grant is not feeling well.

She's so hungry.

Coming apart at the seams.

Slug explosion.

Not something you want to find in the bathtub.

Bad infestation.

The infected.

"Girl, you're every woman in the world to me..."


This would make a fine double feature with Night of the Creeps. Both films are highly enjoyable homages to horror movies, and while dealing with similar subject matter, each takes a different approach. Of the two, this one was much more suspenseful, it grossed me out more, and left me feeling a little squirmy. All in all, it was another fun movie to watch. 

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