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A mysterious meteor infected with a deadly alien plague brings chaos to a small hunting town in the feature-length directorial debut of screenwriter James Gunn (Scooby-Doo, Dawn of the Dead). Booted out of bed by his young, trophy-wife Starla (Elizabeth Banks), and in desperate need of some female companionship, wealthy Grant Grant (Michael Rooker) picks up bar local floozy Brenda (Brenda James) and heads into the woods for a hedonistic night of extramarital excitement. When a flaming meteor lights up the sky before crashing to the ground nearby, Grant's curiosity gets the best of him and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Gross-out horror comedy is my least favorite genre, but this movie's so skillful I have to take my hat off to it."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"[A] delightfully disgusting comic horror film."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"Amiably retro in its icky shock value, this love story with an alien twist is often so funny it's scary."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"An underappreciated gem that horror fans would appreciate."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"If there were still drive-in cinemas around, "Slither" would be a perfect B horror movie to sit in your car and watch to the sound of shrieks and one-liner jokes blasting around a hilly parking lot from so many tiny speakers."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"A monstrously funny alien-invasion-zombie-horror-comedy."
‑ , Time Out
"The problem with making a smart horror parody -- and James Gunn's Slither is a smart horror parody -- is that it's kind of like doing a virtuoso performance of 'My Way.' The skill of execution tends to be eclipsed by the tedium of the material."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Derivative, glib, throwaway, and thoroughly entertaining. A knowing genre movie aimed at fans of Tremors or Lake Placid."
‑ , Total Film
"Zombies, aliens, comedy, gore, what more can you ask for?"
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It wows us with the expertise way Gunn has in how he handles the creepy hokum and keeps a good balance between the chills and the laughs."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"I'm zombied out."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Slither is a movie only true horror buffs can love. Its greatest strength is that it never aspires to be anything more than it is: 96 minutes of good laughs and retro-splatter."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Done with a knowing wink and a nod, Slither doesn't offer much in the way of scares, but makes up for it in laughs and decent banter and a number of well executed gross out moments."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"[A] pleasing B-level gore fest."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"Gunn makes this horror-com his own."
‑ Brian Marder,
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