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Slither

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…

 

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