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20th Mar '17 10:40:37 AM harveytwh
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* AnyoneCanDie: And [[spoiler: everyone in the whole town but Kylie, Bill, and Starla]] do.

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* AnyoneCanDie: And [[spoiler: everyone in the whole town but Kylie, Bill, and Starla]] do.does.
18th Mar '17 12:12:59 PM nombretomado
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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 (Creator/ElizabethBanks), 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, Creator/NathanFillion, of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' fame), Grant's wife (Creator/ElizabethBanks), the foul-mouthed Mayor, and a local teen to stop the alien before it can infect every living thing on the planet.
18th Mar '17 12:12:10 PM nombretomado
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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.
** NathanFillion certainly [[WordOfGod confirmed]] that one of the things he really enjoyed about playing Bill was his bewildered and terrified "what the ''fuck'' is going on?!" reaction to almost everything that happened, rather than reacting like a standard ActionHero would.

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* DecoyProtagonist: DecoyProtagonist:
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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.
** NathanFillion Creator/NathanFillion certainly [[WordOfGod confirmed]] that one of the things he really enjoyed about playing Bill was his bewildered and terrified "what the ''fuck'' is going on?!" reaction to almost everything that happened, rather than reacting like a standard ActionHero would.
8th Jan '17 6:46:46 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MayorPain: Averted. [[JerkAss Macready is loud, profane, and abrasive]], but he harasses Pardy to ''solve'' the Grant case, not cover it up. And when Pardy raises a posse to lay an ambush for Grant, Macready takes up a rifle and volunteers.

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* MayorPain: Averted. [[JerkAss Macready [[{{Jerkass}} MacReady is loud, profane, and abrasive]], but he harasses Pardy to ''solve'' the Grant case, not cover it up. And when Pardy raises a posse to lay an ambush for Grant, Macready takes up a rifle and volunteers.
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.
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