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Film: Slither
Slither is a 2006 horror/comedy film written and directed by James Gunn. It is a Homage to gory B-Movie horror films. While not a massive commercial success, the film is something of a Cult Classic.

The plot is essentially, an Alien Invasion film mixed with a Zombie Apocalypse. An alien parasite lands in rural America, infecting and taking control of local man Grant Grant (Michael Rooker). The alien impregnates a local woman, who gives birth (by 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 through the mouth, killing them. The aliens then take control of the corpse. It's then up to the local police sheriff (played by Nathan Fillion, of 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.

Not to be confused with the original Canadian version of which this is a remake, David Cronenbourg's 1975 sci-fi horror thriller Shivers, or the 2008 film Splinter.


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