Monday, July 22, 2013

Slither (2006)

Number Rolled: 35
Movie Name/Year: Slither (2006)
Genre: Horror
Length: 95 minutes
Rating: R
Director: James Gunn
Writer: James Gunn
Actors: Don Thompson, Nathan Fillion, Gregg Henry, Elizabeth Banks, Tania Saulnier, Michael Rooker, Haig Sutherland, Jennifer Copping, Brenda James, Lorena Gale, Jenna Fischer, Ben Cotton, Dee Jay Jackson, Matreya Fedor, Amber Lee Bartlett, William MacDonald, Iris Quinn, Michael Cromien

It was a quiet night out in a small hunting town when Grant and his wife, Starla, got into an argument. He went for a walk and found something strange. A meteor had fallen to the Earth and split open. The strangest slug-like creature popped out of it and Grant went to investigate. That was when it hijacked his body. The disappearances began and the Sheriff, Bill, is left with the task of apprehending the culprit(s) before things get worse.

Horror is a good enough main genre for Slither, but it could also fit into the Sci-Fi/Fantasy or Comedy genres. It had enough jumpy moments for me to agree with the horror possibility, but I spent the majority of the time laughing at the script. The storyline was a little cheesy, but it was so well written that it was almost difficult to remember how cheesy it was.

The cast really made the film. With actors like Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rooker, I should have known that would be the case. Three beloved series are represented throughout those three actors (Firefly, The Hunger Games, and The Walking Dead). Right there you have to know the movie is going to be able to pick up an audience from those fan-doms. The best part is that all three of them work really well together.

I won’t lie, this movie is a bit of a creature feature, but don’t hold that against it! Much like in movies like Jurassic Park, it’s an easy fact to forget. Don’t go into it thinking, “creature feature,” go into it thinking, “aliens.” Then just sit back and enjoy the massive amounts of sass coming from Nathan Fillion.

Overall Opinion – 4/5

P.S. There’s a short scene after the credits finish rolling.

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