Release Date: March 31st, 2006.
Written by: James Gunn.
Directed by: James Gunn.
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Gregg Henry, and Tania Saulnier.
You know, with all of the zombie movies that we've been watching lately, it's become apparent that when done right, the zombie comedies tend to be the best of the bunch. We know: Slither isn't exactly a true zombie movie, but it does involve a viral outbreak which turns people into zombie-like monsters, so it counts.
Either way, Slither is a clever little movie that bears more than a passing resemblance to another "alien slugs turn everyone into zombies" movie, Night of the Creeps. Both movies are highly entertaining, but there's just something about Slither that excites us more. It's probably that Slither is more grandiose and crazy in its delivery, and goes to crazier places than does Night of the Creeps, but it could just as easily be the presence of Elizabeth Banks that makes us love it so much. It's complicated.
|WAS IT RAPE?|
|SHE DOESN'T CARE THOUGH. SHE PREFERS FRESCA.|
Slither is also a gory beast of a movie which boasts some fantastic practical FX work.
Slither is also blessed with a solid cast of actors that have great comedic chops. Nathan Fillion is a vastly underrated actor by just about everyone outside of Geek circles, and his brand of sarcastic humor is a perfect fit in this one. As creepy and imposing as Michael Rooker can be, he's equally as funny, and his performance as Grant Grant in this one shows just how dynamic his range is. Some of the funniest bits in Slither belong to Gregg Henry, another underrated character guy who is awesome in everything he stars in.
And let's not forget about Elizabeth Banks. She's a super QT, she's funny, and she's no stranger to genre work. It's easy to see why she seems to be in everything lately.
|SHE'S GOT THAT PREGNANT 'GLOW' ABOUT HER, DOESN'T SHE?|
|NO, WHISKERS, THAT'S NOT A CAT TREAT!|
|THE PRACTICAL FX IN THIS MOVIE WERE RIDICULOUSLY GOOD.|
|STAND UP, WOMAN!|
|THIS GUY lol|
|WORST BABYSITTER EVER.|
It's no surprise to us that Guardians of the Galaxy was one of 2014's biggest hits, because James Gunn knows how to make an entertaining movie. The proof is right here.
Slither is available now on DVD and VOD.
Slither a far prettier place to visit.