As much as we are looking forward to upcoming movies this year, the kids at SKC are known for nostalgia more than anything so let’s talk about a horror film from back in 2006, Slither. This film was directed by James Gunn, who wrote the script for 2004’s Dawn of the Dead remake in addition to directing the comically absurd short Humanzee, Super, and Tromeo and Juliet.
His first feature film outside of Troma, Slither starred big names such as Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle), Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock, Hunger Games), Jenna Fischer (The Office – U.S. version), and Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) and is Gunn’s tribute to horror/sci-fi B-movies and wondrously pulls off romantic, gory comedy with a dash of misunderstood monster bitter sweetness.
The plot of Slither revolves around an alien invasion that mutates a small town’s denizens into flesh hungry zombies… alien mutant zombies, one of my favorite types of zombies! Just like in The Faculty (or Animorphs); humans’ brains are invaded by mind-controlling alien slugs from a hive planet that wishes to use up Earth’s resources until there is nothing left. It’s a disgustingly good time with omni-tentacle pokes, open wounds that seep with slimy goodness, “star-crossed” love, togetherness, and MEAT.