One humdrum evening, Grant hits the local bar where he bumps into an old friend, Brenda. Abandoning their drinks for a moonlight stroll, the pair discovers the remains of what appears to be a meteor and a trail of glistening, noxious ooze leading to 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.
I love horror films and comedy films and often when the two are mixed it makes for great viewing, i.e the "Scream" trilogy,"Boy Eats Girl". However something went very wrong when they made this film! Its not horror at all, ok maybe it is but very very mild and I didnt laugh or even smile once. And in places this film is darn right stupid, with trashy effects. My advice would be don't bother.
Avoid this film like a plague of alien slug beasts
- Slither review by RP
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I like B-movie sci-fi 'creature features'. I like so-called 'comedy horror' films. I enjoy parody. I like films that pay homage to great movies of the past. Perhaps this film tries too hard - or maybe it's just pure rubbish, because I disliked it intensely.
The plot is (of course) somewhat familiar - meteorite falls on smalltown USA bringing alien life-form, which promptly infects local inhabitants who either (1) mutate into squid-like thing, or (2) eat meat and explode, releasing zillions of nasty slug-like creatures, or (3) are chased by said slug-like creatures who enter via the mouth and take over the brain, turning them into zombies. Err, that's it.
The acting and story are deliberately (I think?) cheesy, the attempts at humour are unfunny and seem to consist entirely of inappropriate f-ing and blinding.
There is no humour, there is no horror, there is no comparison to other modern rather good 'creature features' such as 'Tremors' - this is unspeakable rubbish.
1/5 stars - avoid this film like a plague of alien slug beasts.