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At Theaters: 3/31/2006 On Video: 10/24/2006
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 36 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 469915
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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A couple discovers what appears to be a meteor and a trail of glistening ooze coming from an unidentifiable mass. The glob overtakes the man, penetrating his body with a tentacle. An alien parasite has found an unlucky host, an unwilling transporter who now must continue to infect others in order to survive.
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Horror Comedy - This is not a straight horror film but a campy, lighthearted spoof. That said, the weird sense of humor is not for everyone, and there's still a fair amount of violence and creepiness to put off more sensitive viewers.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Nathan Fillion SERENITY
Elizabeth Banks SEABISCUIT
Gregg Henry BALLISTIC: ECKS VS. SEVER, PAYBACK
Michael Rooker UNDISPUTED
Wri/Dir: James Gunn TV's - GILMORE GIRLS
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Introduction
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 25 F-words, 10 S-words, 8 GD's, many others.
SEX/NUDITY: A couple of sexual situations and sex-humor.
VIOLENCE: Bloody, slimy shootings, killings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: Some minor chases, shootings, fights.
COMEDY: A dozen or so smiles and a few nice chuckles.
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Above Average

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average Slither isn't great art, but that doesn't mean it isn't good entertainment...Those in search of scares might do better to look elsewhere. Slither is too cheesy to be frightening. But the movie offers plenty of laughs,...

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average 'Slither' has a competence to it, an ability to manipulate obligatory horror scenes in a way that works.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 50 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
11
High
73%
13-19Teens (F)
5
Very Low
40%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
12
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
6
Fairly Low
50%
30+Adults (M)
9
About 50/50
78%
30+Adults (F)
7
Low
43%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 50 moviegoers:Very mixed opinions, to say the least. It appears you will either love "Slither" or hate it. Teen and twentysomething males enjoyed it the most, but quite a few of them didn't care for it. About half of the adult males truly enjoyed it (you can count me in that group). Unfortunately, most of the remaining half rated it pretty low.

As for the ladies, not very many of them truly enjoyed it. Most rated it low to very low. I would only recommend it to hard core fans of this type of movie.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
As Slither begins, we are introduced to one of the few leaders of Wheelsy's pack—successful, albeit oafish, local businessman Grant Grant (MICHAEL ROOKER). With beautiful young wife Starla (ELIZABETH BANKS), a large house and fat bank account, Grant truly relishes his "big fish-small pond” role in the town. Other than the fact that the passionate love he feels for his woman goes completely unrequited, he's a man content. But things are about to change for Grant in ways no one could have ever imagined.

On a humdrum evening, Grant hits the local honky-tonk for an all-night bender.

There he encounters Brenda Gutierrez (BRENDA JAMES), the younger sister of an old girlfriend, who's more than willing to listen to Grant's woes. Abandoning their drinks for a moonlight stroll, the pair discovers something slimy in the woods behind the bar. Near the remains of what appears to be a meteor, Grant and Brenda find a trail of glistening, noxious ooze and a pulsating, unidentifiable mass. Suddenly, the glob comes to life and overtakes Grant, penetrating his body with a pustule-covered tentacle. An alien parasite has found and infected its unlucky human host, an unwilling transporter who now must continue to infect others in order to survive.

Signs of Grant's transformation are instantly apparent: the extended periods of time he spends in his basement amassing meat products; the strange sounds and odors Starla notices emanating from the bowels of their home; his erratic behavior towards his wife—sometimes loving and tender, then suddenly ferocious and aggressive. And most gruesomely, the denizens begin to suspect Grant's involvement in an unusual number of missing pets and farm animals around town.

With each day that passes, Grant becomes less and less human, evolving into a bloodthirsty creature driven by a primal need to kill and destroy the uninfected. Unfortunately, Grant's not the only problem. He has begun spawning scores of giant slugs that are out to inoculate any redneck into whom they can get their siphons.

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