Slither (2006) movie poster

(2006) dir. James Gunn
viewed: 11/14/06

A pretty decent B-movie, the kind like momma used to make.  Well, maybe not momma, but it is the likes of which haven’t really been made well in recent years.  I have mentioned in the past that horror films seem to be better when the budgets are lower, the filmmaker is an independent, or a total outsider of the Hollywood machine.  Too much budget, too much CGI, films often lack any kind of edge or cleverness.

That said, Slither isn’t truly great, but it is pretty good fun.  Starting out with a The Blob (1958) -like meteorite crash that gets prodded til a killer monster pops out, it has some throwback sort of aspects that are quite charming.  The monster this time are these CGI slithering slugs that like to jump into people’s mouths and turn them into zombies or at least somewhat like zombies.

It’s pretty fun.  If you like that sort of thing.

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