An over-the-top, foul-mouthed splatter of a genre film. Great special effects, pitch black comedy, perfect cast - James Gunn delivers a pretty unique romp through science fiction and horror sequences that seem as familiar as they do unique. Overall its an ultra-bizarre film, but that doesn't mean it's not extraordinarily entertaining.
Gunn's debut is a most genuine effort of his blend of cult-based comedy with whatever other genre he is mixing. It's a better balance of smartass humor and action/horror than his similarly-humored action/sci-fi Guardians of the Galaxy, since the comedy is more an extension of the characters or their relationships, while in Guardians it's more thin and dumb wiseassery without a heart or soul. That's the difference.
I appreciate the B-movie homage, and James Gunn is certainly one of America's more...creative screenwriters. But the whole thing is just so damn gross (coming from someone who loves horror movies). There's a difference between scary and gross.
Don't look at me like that. I AM SO HUNGRY..--SPOILER ALERT--(lool at the bulging lady ready to explode). Sure is this is a very fun&funny horror movie. Surprisingly it was made in 2006, but felt like 80's horror. It's a good thing they keep the fun&fear factors of the 80's. Creative&imaginative. love the monsters! Millions leeches attack, what could be more disgusting & frightening!
6 - I'm usually not one to side with films purposely trying to attain cult status, since I don't believe such a thing can be fabricated. However, "Slither" always prioritizes the viewer's fun over any self-indulgence, resulting in an amicable enough way to spend 90 minutes. It's really hard to dislike a film this devoid of cynicism.
The smart-mouthed illegitimate child of SQUIRM & NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, deploying some skin-crawling sequences of body horror, anchored by Nathan Fillion's down-to-earth performance as an small-town sheriff forced to perform above his pay-grade.
I hate when a genre flick is billed as "old-school" yet forgoes practical effects in favor of CGI. The already dated effects work really grates on me as the film is a wildly enjoyable throwback thrill-ride otherwise.