Slither (2006)
June 27, 2022 3:12 PM - Subscribe

Wheelsy is a small town where not much happens and everyone minds his own business. No one notices when evil slips in quietly but, when people find mutilated livestock and a woman goes missing, Sheriff Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion) discovers an alien organism that threatens to devour all life on Earth. Also starting Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rookery. Written and directed by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy.).

Currently streaming in the US on Starz.

Rated 87% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
posted by DirtyOldTown (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I there'd this as being funny. And it is! But it's also super fucking gross with pretty pronounced body horror.

My kiddo was not having it and opted out of the second half.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:43 PM on June 27


"there'd"? WTH autocorrect. I remembered this as being funny.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:25 PM on June 27


Some similarities between this and the plot of Gunn's recent Peacemaker.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:03 AM on June 28 [3 favorites]


I really love this movie, sad I missed it in theatres when it came out. You can definitely see the seeds for a lot of Gunn's future successes in this. Nathan Fillion is just great it in, and it really seems like all the actors understood the assignment.

One of the gems of the horror comedy genre.
posted by LegallyBread at 7:41 AM on June 28 [1 favorite]


2nd best thing after Nathan Fillion in Slither, is Corb Lund and band....
posted by rozcakj at 7:58 AM on June 28 [1 favorite]


Some similarities between this and the plot of Gunn's recent Peacemaker.

It's also on some level an unofficial successor to Night of the Creeps.
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:26 AM on June 28 [1 favorite]


One of those B-movies that absolutely embraces what it is and never takes the foot off the gas. You are either laughing or screaming, often in the same scene. A classic.
posted by Ber at 8:47 PM on June 29 [5 favorites]


It's often said that a director just makes the same movie again and again throughout their career, and I'm glad that this is James Gunn's movie.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 6:40 PM on June 30


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