Okay, Slither is pretty mainstream (at least for this site), so I’m going to assume you’ve all seen it by now but I love it so much that I can’t not talk about it here.  Directed by James Gunn and starring Elizabeth Banks, Nathan Fillion and Michael Rooker, this is by far one of my favorite horror comedies of all time.  It’s hilarious – there are one-liners coming at you fast and furious and the aliens are disgusting AND silly.  Plus Nathan Fillion.  *sighs*  Nathan Fillion….is there anything that man can’t do?

The story starts in a small town, where Starla (Banks) and Grant (Rooker) are husband and wife.  All’s well till out of nowhere crashes a meteorite while Grant’s off frolicking in the woods with a local gal (naughty, naughty Grant!)…and well, we all know what happens next.  Aliens.  Big slug like aliens that turn people into acid spitting zombies.  Or do this…

I know I’m pregnant, but honey do I look fat?

Grant is, of course, infected with a parasite and slowly starts to change…the changes start to concern Starla who worries his health may be starting to fail.  Grant blows her and the doctors off with lame excuses and goes to impregnant the aforementioned local gal with some hopped up alien babies.  Starla, meanwhile, runs to her high school crush, Sheriff Bill Pardy (Fillion) for comfort.

So what does this alien parasite want?  It wants to infect all of humanity with a hive consciousness and then meld all bodies together until it’s “all there is”.  Ew.  And at some point along the way, it decides it really really wants Starla.  Double Ew.


I know she’ll still love me, even if I look like this!

Who will be victorious?  Sheriff Bill Pardy or the evil  Grant monster??  Are there really 104 deaths in 104 minutes? Are all those funny names of town buildings nods to horror movies past?  Did Lloyd Kaufman really make a video diary for this movie?  Who exactly is Bill Pardy”?  So many questions, friends and only one way to f ind out…


About mistylayne

I'm a Z movie loving, horror hound, Buffy quoting, Dr. Who watching, geekazoid and seeker of all things unusual. I'm a gypsy wanderer, lover of words, Wendy of the damned and all that jazz. What can I say? I'm complicated.

Posted on 2012.7.August, in American Cinema, American Indie, Horror Comedy, Irregular Posting, Troma and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. Love it! Can you believe I’ve never seen this thing all the way through? I started it once and never got around to finishing it and then one time I saw the end. I’ll have to rectify that because I need answers to those questions, my friend. Excellent work here, as always.

  2. I really enjoyed this flick as well. I don’t remember the one liners but do recall it was entertaining as heck.

    • One of my favorites (although I guess technically this is more than one line…): “Where is the Mr. Pibb? I told your secretary to pack Mr. Pibb. It’s the only Coke I like. Goddamn Brenda exploding like a water balloon, worms driving my friends around like they’re goddamn skin-cars, people are spitting acid at me, turning you into cottage cheese, and now there’s no fucking goddamn Mr. Pibb?” 😉

  3. Haha love this film, Nathan Fillion clearly had fun with this film 😀

  4. This film is a lot of fun and a latent tribute to 1986\’s NIGHT OF THE CREEPS. It\’s also playing this coming weekend at Lincoln Center in NYC as part of their summer, 2012 MIDNIGHT MOVIES festival—saw HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY there last weekend

  5. Don’t hate me…….but I don’t recall ever seeing this movie. Your review makes it sound fun though 🙂

  6. I have not seen it, but I also didn’t know until reading your review that it was a comedy, so I’ll probably watch it now.

  7. Victor De Leon

    This movie is all types of awesome. Thanks for reviewing it. I have to revisit it now and gross my kids out.


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