History Film / Slither

8th Nov '16 5:15:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* DecoyProtagonist: Bill's something like this; the audience is set up to expect him to become the ass-kicking ActionHero when the moment calls, but when the action really kicks off while he's not that incompetent and certainly isn't cowardly, it is pretty clear that he's completely out of his depth, and pretty much every moment that's set up to make him look like a {{Badass}} ends with him either running away or getting his ass kicked. He also needs to be rescued more than once by Starla and Kylie.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Bill's something like this; the audience is set up to expect him to become the ass-kicking ActionHero when the moment calls, but when the action really kicks off while he's not that incompetent and certainly isn't cowardly, it is pretty clear that he's completely out of his depth, and pretty much every moment that's set up to make him look like a {{Badass}} badass ends with him either running away or getting his ass kicked. He also needs to be rescued more than once by Starla and Kylie.
20th Oct '16 9:43:42 PM dsneybuf
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The plot is essentially, an AlienInvasion film mixed with a {{Zombie Apocalypse}}. An alien parasite lands in rural America, [[PuppeteerParasite infecting and taking control]] of local man [[RepetitiveName Grant Grant]] (Creator/MichaelRooker). The alien impregnates a local woman, who gives birth (by [[BodyHorror having them eat her from the inside out]]) to thousands of "slugs", that share the original alien's mind. The slugs then enter a person's body [[OrificeInvasion through the mouth]], killing them. The aliens then [[OurZombiesAreDifferent take control of the corpse]]. It's then up to the local police sheriff (played by NathanFillion, of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' fame), Grant's wife (Elizabeth Banks), the foul-mouthed Mayor, and a local teen to stop the alien before it can infect every living thing on the planet.

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The plot is essentially, an AlienInvasion film mixed with a {{Zombie Apocalypse}}. An alien parasite lands in rural America, [[PuppeteerParasite infecting and taking control]] of local man [[RepetitiveName Grant Grant]] (Creator/MichaelRooker). The alien impregnates a local woman, who gives birth (by [[BodyHorror having them eat her from the inside out]]) to thousands of "slugs", that share the original alien's mind. The slugs then enter a person's body [[OrificeInvasion through the mouth]], killing them. The aliens then [[OurZombiesAreDifferent take control of the corpse]]. It's then up to the local police sheriff (played by NathanFillion, of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' fame), Grant's wife (Elizabeth Banks), (Creator/ElizabethBanks), the foul-mouthed Mayor, and a local teen to stop the alien before it can infect every living thing on the planet.
20th Oct '16 8:43:52 PM dsneybuf
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Slither is a 2006 horror/comedy film written and directed by James Gunn. It is a {{Homage}} to gory BMovie horror films. While not a massive commercial success, the film is something of a CultClassic.

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Slither ''Slither'' is a 2006 horror/comedy film written and directed by James Gunn.Creator/JamesGunn. It is a {{Homage}} to gory BMovie horror films. While not a massive commercial success, the film is something of a CultClassic.
17th Mar '16 1:31:46 PM erforce
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** The scene of Kylie getting attacked by a slug in the bathtub is a deliberate callback to a key scene in Creator/DavidCronenberg's 1976 horror ''Shivers'', a film about humans being taken over by parasite alien worms. Director John Gunn is on record as saying ''Shivers'' was a major influence on his movie. It's also extremely similar to an iconic scene in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet''.

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** The scene of Kylie getting attacked by a slug in the bathtub is a deliberate callback to a key scene in Creator/DavidCronenberg's 1976 horror ''Shivers'', a film about humans being taken over by parasite alien worms. Director John Gunn is on record as saying ''Shivers'' was a major influence on his movie. It's also extremely similar to an iconic scene in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet''.''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984''.
25th Feb '16 6:09:37 PM Soldancer
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** According to an interview, ''Slither'' was inspired by ''Anime/Uzumaki''.

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** According to an interview, ''Slither'' was inspired by ''Anime/Uzumaki''.''{{Manga/Uzumaki}}''.



* TheVirus

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* TheVirusTheVirus: Not exactly a virus, per se, as it's spread by a alien slugs, but it works pretty much the same way.
25th Feb '16 6:04:53 PM Soldancer
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Not having packed Mr. Pibb is the straw that breaks the camel's back for the mayor. He lists off all the crazy things that have been happening and caps it off with screaming about being out of the drink.



* BadassTeacher: Starla. "Bitch is hardcore!"

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* BadassTeacher: Starla. "Bitch
--> Macready: Bitch
is hardcore!"hardcore!



** The scene of Kylie getting attacked by a slug in the bathtub is a deliberate callback to a key scene in Creator/DavidCronenberg's 1976 horror ''Shivers'', a film about humans being taken over by parasite alien worms. Director John Gunn is on record as saying ''Shivers'' was a major influence on his movie.
* HorrorHunger

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** The scene of Kylie getting attacked by a slug in the bathtub is a deliberate callback to a key scene in Creator/DavidCronenberg's 1976 horror ''Shivers'', a film about humans being taken over by parasite alien worms. Director John Gunn is on record as saying ''Shivers'' was a major influence on his movie. \n It's also extremely similar to an iconic scene in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet''.
* HorrorHungerHorrorHunger: Brenda really, ''really'' wants some meat.
9th Dec '15 10:24:13 PM DeepRecon
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* AntiVillain: Grant. He's immediately established as wealthy and actively worried about other men showing active interest in his beautiful wife, but when given the chance to sleep with her sister, he refuses her advances. WordOfGod is that he [[spoiler:died as soon as he was infected, but the resulting entity retained much of his personality]], including his genuine love for Starla.

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* AntiVillain: Grant. He's immediately established as wealthy and actively worried about other men showing active interest in his beautiful wife, but when given the chance to sleep with her sister, Brenda, he refuses her advances. WordOfGod is that he [[spoiler:died as soon as he was infected, but the resulting entity retained much of his personality]], including his genuine love for Starla.
9th Dec '15 10:03:14 PM DeepRecon
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* AntiVillain: Grant. He's immediately established as wealthy and actively worried about other men showing active interest in his beautiful wife, but when given the chance to sleep with her sister, he refuses her advances. WordOfGod is that he [[spoiler:died as soon as he was infected, but the resulting entity retained much of his personality]], including his genuine love for Starla.
15th Nov '15 6:45:07 AM Reynardo
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* SeductionProofMarriage: Grant is tempted by Brenda (an ex-girlfriend) in the woods, but consciously chooses to remain faithful to Starla, his wife.
13th Oct '15 10:36:17 AM AgProv
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** The scene of Kylie getting attacked by a slug in the bathtub is a deliberate callback to a key scene in David Cronenbourg's 1976 horror ''Shivers'', a film about humans being taken over by parasite alien worms. Director John Gunn is on record as saying ''Shivers'' was a major influence on his movie.

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** The scene of Kylie getting attacked by a slug in the bathtub is a deliberate callback to a key scene in David Cronenbourg's Creator/DavidCronenberg's 1976 horror ''Shivers'', a film about humans being taken over by parasite alien worms. Director John Gunn is on record as saying ''Shivers'' was a major influence on his movie.
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