Written by: solstic
At first when i saw the previews for this movie I was not to excited to see it at all. In fact I was pretty sure I would catch it on DVD. But as the time grew closer and closer I kept seeing things here and there about this movie and my interests finally got peaked. So against my original better judgment I decided I had to see it. Plus with the girlfriend drooling over seeing it I would have no choice anyway.
So here is a little background on the flick for those of you with out a TV but with an internet connection... a nice way of explaining you live under a rock. The story takes place in a sleepy little town and like all little towns everyone seems to know everyone. Some might even say the town is as close to something special as it gets in the eyes of a dreamer. But when an alien life form decides this is going to be his new domination, all hell breaks loose.
Without giving away too much of the story or the fun I will say this about the movie, this is one of the few movies in recent years that did not show all the good parts in the trailer. There is plenty of great stuff packed into this movie just waiting to be uncovered.
The acting was fantastic, I got the feeling that the whole crew worked really well together and had a blast making this movie. Chemistry like that is rare to find in a lot of movies, but when you see it you know it.
The director took his vision and must have shared it with the cast, because they seem to look natural enjoying every gory, gooey, tongue in cheek moment.
The CGI special effects were not too over done, this seems to be a hard thing to do in most films today, but Slither seemed to use just the right amount to get its point across. Which once again proves what I have been telling everyone I know for a long time, the movies that are so over the top with the graphics can be enjoyed just as easily with the TV on mute, I for one would like to see less effects and more focus on the story at hand and Slither delivers that.
As for the sound and music, they are both on par, with every squish and all the right foul backwoods songs or suburbanite song you could want out of a cheesy horror flick.
Overall I can't imagine how anyone would not enjoy this film if they have been complaining about no originality in Hollywood or if you love sluggish movies like Night of the Creeps. Also a big two thumbs up to the lead actor Nathan Fillion, a lot of you will recognize him from Buffy or Serenity/ Firefly. No matter where you know him from he is fantastic in this movie. So drop off the kids and indulge yourself in this dark comedy horror flick this weekend, I would even say (and I know this sounds nuts) feel free to pay full price for the ticket, it is totally worth every penny. I look forward to adding this movie to my collection as soon as it hits the shelves on DVD.