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Slither Reviews

October 7, 2008
Gross-out horror comedy is my least favorite genre, but this movie's so skillful I have to take my hat off to it.
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June 24, 2006
A monstrously funny alien-invasion-zombie-horror-comedy.
April 3, 2006
I'm zombied out.
April 1, 2006
[A] delightfully disgusting comic horror film.
March 31, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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March 31, 2006
There's something winning about this grab bag of orally fixated invertebrates and mucus-covered Noids.
March 31, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2006
Slither is a labor of love made by a horror aficionado who knows just when to tweak the tropes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2006
Like Tremors, only ickier, Slither is a tongue-in-cheek horror flick that skewers the genre while delivering seat-squirming scares.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2006
This writing-directing debut from the guy who concocted that rip-off known as Dawn of the Dead isn't that scary, and it isn't nearly as funny as he seems to think it is.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 31, 2006
It's strictly a fun B-movie horror, on the order of Tremors, that somehow got released by a major studio.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2006
If the horror scenes are formulaic, the audience will eat up the many jokey interludes the way the zombies feast on possum.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 31, 2006
In a year that is heavily front-loaded with horror movies, Slither is easily the best in the class.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2006
Slither is seriocomic horror, alternating laughs with gooey, creepy scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2006
A great bloody joy of B-movie madness, Slither is a hilarious concoction of gore and wisecracks that offers plenty of nods to horror history while maintaining enough slimy integrity to stand, or rather, slither, on its own.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 31, 2006
I know it's supposed to be silly, but Slither feels more like a scattershot spoof than a fine-tuned piece of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 31, 2006
Director James Gunn has infused Slither with a wicked sense of parody while still crafting a clever, maniacally paced twist on B-movie slimefests.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2006
If you like slime, Slither will push you down the slippery slope to big-screen pleasure.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 31, 2006
Slither tries (too hard) to cop the tongue-in-cheek silliness that marks some of the best examples of the genre and ultimately collapses atop itself. It's no Humanoids From the Deep.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 31, 2006
At last: the mutant alien redneck zombie movie the world has been waiting for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2006
Because it's neither high-falutin' nor hateful, it's the most entertaining horror movie in years.
Read More | Original Score: B+
March 31, 2006
Just when it seemed like the zombie cannibal/parasite from outer space horror comedy had pretty much run its course, along comes Slither, a particularly lively addition to the remarkably durable undead genre.
March 30, 2006
For those who enjoy entertaining gross-out horror flicks, Slither satisfies. The squeamish should probably keep their distance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2006
Slither isn't scary, it's just what one character says when she spots the slugs from outer space, Grooooosss. And we don't mean that in a good way.
March 30, 2006
Slither is a gross, disgusting, but undeniably amusing treat laden with homages and in-jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 30, 2006
There is some humor in the plot, effective action and scenes that entertain us because of how stupidly the characters behave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 30, 2006
What makes Slither work is how nimbly it slaloms from yucks to yuks, slip-sliding from horror to comedy and back again on its gore-slicked foundation.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 30, 2006
Slither is an enjoyable stab at spoofing the genre, but it won't send you away feeling completely slimed, which in this context is another word for satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2006
Slither starts out slowly; the first half-hour drags. Things pick up, however, and once Slither slides in its groove, the movie crackles with campy energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2006
There is a huge amount of bloodshed, but it's so comically tongue-in-cheek that it's hard to take offense -- it's more gross than gory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2006
It's not Ernst Lubitsch, but the space-slug/mutant-zombie fiesta called Slither has an actual sense of humor to go with its voluminous alien ook.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2006
Gunn isn't out to send up zombie movies, just add some outrageous humor to enliven the genre of the walking dead. And in that way, at least, Slither slithers.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2006
The most sensationally scary-funny creep-out movie since Gremlins.
March 30, 2006
Slither cleverly exploits the nervous laughter that fills a theater whenever a horror movie gets too frightening to bear.
Read More | Original Score: B+
March 29, 2006
So sue me, sometimes after a day of enjoying Belgian film-festival prizewinners, I like to relax with copious servings of horror-flick slime and a good visual joke involving squids, girls in bathtubs, and overhead cameras.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 28, 2006
Gunn doesn't reinvent the wheel but he does tighten its spokes a bit with some terrifying sequences and a witty, deadpan screenplay.
March 20, 2006
A gleefully nasty and ingeniously twisted horror-comedy.