Slither

Final Girl Stacie Ponder is celebrating her beloved month of October by posting a film review every day. It’s like a daily film club. And so…

Slither (2006).

Nathan Fillion!

Really, what more do I need to say?

How about: outer space life form infects residents of backwoods town, one of whom explodes into hundreds of slugs that go out and infect other residents. Said infected residents later meet back up to form one fleshy conglomerate. It’s like Night of the Creeps meets Videodrome with a Tremors tone (did that rhyme?).

This movie is a lot of fun, if people inhaling slugs and mutating into sticky, undulating masses is on your list of things that are fun. This movie charmed me right away with the realness of the characters, especially all the extras. And the dialogue is often really witty and Nathan Fillion has a knack for delivering his lines with pitch perfect pacing (hey, alliteration!). Basically, I went into this film expecting nothing and  was really surprised. It took me on a wild ride that had me grinning and jaw dropping in equal measure. That is until the end when the characters stepped out onto the road and the town was littered with corpses. All of a sudden, the whole thing didn’t seem so funny anymore.

[dramatic pause to let somber tone sink in]

But Nathan Fillion was in it!

  2 comments for “Slither

  1. October 9, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Wow! Videodrome. I had totally forgotten about Videodrome. Instigated, I went to Youtube and watched the preview. In the side column I was offered the Holy Mountain by Jodorowsky. I can recommend the first 20 minutes or so: when he gets to the alchemist’s tower, feel free to stop. Have you read INCAL by Jodorowsky and Moebius? I haven’t. I’d love to hear your review if you have.

    • October 10, 2012 at 9:39 am

      Videodrome is on my short list of favorite movies. Long live the new flesh!

      I have the Jodorowsky movies on my Netflix cue, but I haven’t gotten around to watching them. The stills I’ve seen look incredible.

      I’ve only read one book of the Incal and it didn’t really grab me. Moebius’s art is great, of course, but the story just jumped from one plot point to the next. There just wasn’t enough characterization or mood to keep me interested.

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