Joining the list of horror movies that are a whole lotta fun is James Gunn’s Slither, which combines laughs with over-the-top special F/X that rival even Cronenberg’s grossest creations.
Michael Rooker stars as Grant Grant (ha!), the wealthiest man in small town whose hot wife, Starla, is the envy of everyone else, in particular police chief Bill Pardy — played by my favorite guy ever in the history of ever, Nathan Fillion.
Unfortunately, Grant stumbles upon a sticky alien thing which promptly infects him, and then sets out trying to turn the rest of the town into zombies, which eventually adhere themselves to Grant Grant in a big, seething mass. Leading the viewers to say, along with Bill, “Well now, that is some fucked up shit.”
And it is. It really, really is. But even though there’s enough saliva, goop, entrails, teeth, bone, blobular body parts, guts, and disgusting pulsing worm creatures to cover 20 horror films, you’re still going to laugh your way through this one because it’s so. damn. funny.
Every line of dialog is clever. Everyone in the cast is perfect. And they don’t skimp on the buckets of blood and gore. Slither is absolutely one of my favorite hilarious horror movies ever, right up there with Evil Dead 2.
Highly recommended for horror fans and comedy fans alike – and if you haven’t seen Super (also directed by Gunn), you should check that out too.