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Slither (2006)

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

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In this blend of the B movie classic The Blob (1958), and some Romero's zombies film, a meteorite collides in a small town. Grant finds it, and is infected by a parasite worm, which installs in his brain and causes him a creepy transformation into a monster. Starla, his wife, and Bill, a policeman, will try to stop him and the plague of worms generated by the creature. Written by Alejandro Frias

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and language | See all certifications »

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31 March 2006 (USA)  »

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$15,500,000 (estimated)

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$3,880,270 (USA) (2 April 2006)

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$7,774,730 (USA) (23 April 2006)
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In the opening scene as they pan down the street, you can see "R.J. McCready's Funeral Home". R.J. McCready was Kurt Russell's character in The Thing (1982). See more »

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When the zombies grab Starla from Bill's wrecked car, Bill calls "Carla, Carla!", instead of Starla. See more »

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Bill Pardy: [sighs to himself] My easy-going nature is gettin' sorely fuckin' tested.
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At the very end of the credits there is an additional scene involving a curious cat and the remains of the alien slug creature. See more »

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(Gonna) Shine Up My Boots
Written and Performed by Corby Lund (as Corb Lund)
Licensed courtesy of Corb Lund Music
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Damn entertaining...
6 March 2006 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

First off, I'm a horror nut and no matter what anybody else says, this is NOT a rip-off of "Night of the Creeps" or "The Deadly Spawn". James Gunn himself said at a recent Fangoria Weekend of Horrors in Chicago that the only film that played a part in "Slither" was David Cronenberg's "They Came from Within" (AKA - "Shivers"). There's a blatant homage to it that fans of the Cronenberg film will spot right away, and that's cool. That what James Gunn is about. You forget, this is a guy from the house that Kaufman built - Troma. Nods and inside jokes abound in "Slither". It's a horror movie for real horror movie fans. Slimy, not gory. Funny, not insipid. "Slither" is the next logical step from the guy who wrote the remake of "Dawn of the Dead". It's a little more fun, a lot less serious, and features a great cast that makes this movie what it should be - hugely entertaining. Perfect, no. But it sure is fun and makes you look forward to what he'll do next.


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