March 31st, 2006



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

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.5/10 (34,418 voted)

Critic's Score: 69/100

Director: James Gunn

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker

In this blend of the B movie classic _Blob, The (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.

Don Thompson - Wally
Nathan Fillion - Bill Pardy
Gregg Henry - Jack MacReady
Xantha Radley - Uptight Mom
Elizabeth Banks - Starla Grant
Tania Saulnier - Kylie Strutemyer
Dustin Milligan - Drawing Boy
Michael Rooker - Grant Grant
Haig Sutherland - Trevor
Jennifer Copping - Margaret
Zak Ludwig - Gina Kid
Kathryn Kirkpatrick - Karaoke Woman
Brenda James - Brenda Gutierrez
Lorena Gale - Janene
Bart Anderson - Butcher

Taglines: Horror Has a New Face


Official Website: Official site | UIP [France] |

Release Date: 31 March 2006

Filming Locations: Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $3,880,270 (USA) (2 April 2006)

Gross: $7,774,730 (USA) (23 April 2006)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Cameo: [Rob Zombie] voice of Dr. Karl, talking to Starla on the phone

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the zombies grab Starla from Bill's wrecked car, Bill calls "Carla, Carla!", instead of Starla.

Jack MacReady: [panicked] We need to find this Grant, and I mean yesterday. Town council's lit a Roman Candle, stuck it up my ass.
Bill Pardy: Jack, your leisure activities ain't my business.

User Review

An homage to everything

Rating: 7/10

James Gunn wrote Slither as an homage to the horror movies he loved. Every single one of them. From the Deadly Swarm, to The Fly, to the Toxic Avenger, to Basket Case, to some films most people wouldn't know much about.

The film is about a loving husband (though noticeably not the best. His love for his wife is one of his better sides) who is stung by an alien insect. He starts mutating into a squid beast while slug like monsters Terrorize a small town where cell phones don't exist.

It's obvious from the previews that this is a bit of a comedy. You'll be surprised at just how suspenseful it really is. The horror ranges from cheap pop-outs, hilarious gore, and heart pounding action in a genre bending film that is like Tremors for adults.

The movie is well acted, and all the actors have such great chemistry together. While the movie isn't an excellent film, those looking for a good time have nothing to complain about. It keeps the audiences entertained like few other movies can.


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