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…
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!