Slither is awesome, go see it immediately! No, really. It's a classic monster movie, and has just the right mix of horror and comedy for that. (It's also full of subtle references to other horror movies. You know, for the fanboys.)

Surprisingly, it's not the first movie about space slug zombies: that would have been Night of the Creeps, which is also awesome, but I'd say Slither is better. (Among the trivia on the director's site is him claiming that he hadn't seen Night until after Slither.)

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12 Responses:

  1. greyhame says:

    Another classic space-slug (though without the zombies) movie is, of course, Return of the Aliens: The Deadly Spawn.

  2. aralis says:

    Just saw it. I enjoyed it. It was entertaining for sure.

  3. thebitterguy says:

    Admittedly, I only saw it because my wife wanted to, and she only wanted to see it because it had Nathan Fillion, but it was a darn fun flick, even for a non horror afficionado.

  4. solarbird says:

    Would you still like it if you did not like Night of the Creeps?

  5. edouardp says:

    Thank-you again - I watched the trailers to Slither and thought "It looks just like that great zombie/space slug movie I saw in the '80s".

    But of course couldn't actually remember that name of the original (frankly I have trouble remembering what happened last week, so anything from the '80s is going to be a stretch). I thought, while wondering about the name, that it might be called something like "Night of <mumble>" but you know what - that doesn't really narrow the field down much when discussing '80s horror flicks.

    Your recall of the distant past is deeply appreciated, as is your immaculate taste in quality, B-grade entertainment.

  6. belgand says:

    Hmm... it sounds good, but I have to worry, is it really worth the cash to see it first-run? Besides isn't something of this sort best on an old, over-rented VHS tape found in the back of a small video shop (or the forgotten video section of a grocery store which is almost always crawling with forgotten films of the 80s)?

    Damn... now I'm just a bit sad about DVDs... as great as they are watching an old DVD just means the damn thing likely won't play worth a damn and I'll be pissed off.

    Regardless, I think I might wait until video for this one.

  7. nightrider says:

    Heh. Thanks for posting on this. I was wondering what it was going to turn out like. Looked really funny in the trailer... I look forward to checkin' it out and throwing gummy worms on the audience at all the right moments. :)

  8. notthebuddha says:

    Tobe Hooper's Mortuary also features zombifying, mouth-diving slugs.

  9. ex_sonjaaa says:

    And it's Canadian too!