Nathan Fillion is one of my all-time favorite actors. He’s funny, talented, ruggedly handsome, and has excellent depth. So when I found out that he was in Slither, I jumped at the chance to see it. It was only later that I realized it was written by James Gunn (the mastermind behind PG Porn and Super), which made me appreciate it much more.
Slither is a cross between alien invasion and zombie movies. With a great deal of comedy thrown in for good measure. Perhaps the greatest moment in the entire movie is when Nathan Fillion’s character has to fight off the deer he watched get infected earlier in the movie. The look on his face as he recognizes the deer and the hilarious way the scene is shot as he fights it off are both fantastic. There are several good one-liners in the movie, as well. It doesn’t quite reach the level of Army of Darkness, but it’s still worth watching for the humor aspect.
Be warned, however, that if you don’t do well with gross movies, you will struggle with this one. There are some horribly graphic moments scattered throughout the movie. If you can sit through “gore porn” like Saw, however, you shouldn’t have any trouble with this. Just don’t eat right before you watch it, as Gunn seems intent on making food seem absolutely unappetizing for the rest of your life after seeing this movie.
Don’t forget, that if you’re wanting to follow along with Scary Movie Month, then be sure to check the calendar often as I update what I’m watching and when.