Rent Slither (2006)

3.0 of 5 from 173 ratings
1h 32min
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One humdrum evening, Grant (Michael Rooker) hits the local bar where he bumps into an old friend, Brenda (Brenda James). 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.
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Paul Brooks, Eric Newman
Voiced By:
Rob Zombie
James Gunn
Entertainment In Video
Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Run Time:
92 minutes
English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
  • Directors Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Writer and Director James Gunn
  • Extended Scenes with Optional Commentary by Writer and Director James Gunn
  • Gag Reel
  • Who Is Bill Pardy?
  • Fillion Set Tour
  • Recipe for Blood
  • Visual Effects Progressions
  • Visual Effects Featurette
  • Making Of Featurette
  • Lloyd Kaufman's Video Diary
Release Date:
Run Time:
95 minutes

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Reviews (5) of Slither

Hmmm Dull - Slither review by CP Customer

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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.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Spoilers follow ... - Slither review by NP

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This is a whole heap of grotesque fun, if you are in the mood for it. Comedy is virtually impossible to get right for everyone. And yet this fusion of body horror and overplayed humour is very enjoyable. I say ‘overplayed’ – that is not strictly accurate. Only the monstrous are encouraged to ‘heighten’ their performances – the townsfolk are allowed to play things fairly straight.

A small town is transformed into a zombie’s paradise by an unspecified meteor landing. First to be affected is Grant (Michael Rooker), brutish husband of heroine Starla (Elizabeth Banks), who undergoes a gradual, hideous but deliberately ridiculous transformation into the hive-mind, whereby all future infected people share his mindset. Conveniently, this means that when (what has become of) Grant is destroyed, all the others are too. But there is a whole horror-show to get through before that even becomes a possibility.

The numerous visual effects and their designers do an incredible job creating a convincing society descent into bloody chaos. Director and Writer James Gunn indulges his story with a growing sense of perversity – with truly appalling tragic moments accompanied by cheesy love songs which ensure we are never invited to take things seriously.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Highly Entertaining Comedy Horror with Great pre-CGI SFX + some Laugh-out-loud one liners - Slither review by PV

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This is a perfect Friday night film - a movie to see in a noisy crowed cinema. It's hilarious in parts, with some great hammy acting and some lines which made me laugh out loud.

I dislike overused CGI special effects - some movies now resemble computer games because of them. Here they use traditional pre-CGI special effects which works wonderfully.

The plot parodies many a science fiction or horror movie - and the deadpan policeman's lines are pure comedy, and great fun.

Enjoy the ride and don;t be too serious, and you'll enjoy it, 4 stars.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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