Monday, April 03, 2006

Movie review: Slither

I have to admit that when I saw the previews for this movie, I was disappointed to see Nathan Fillon (Capt. Mal Reynolds from Firefly/Serenity) was in it, because it must mean that he is hard up for work.

After seeing a couple of positive reviews roll in, both of which compare Fillon to Harrison Ford, I decided to support a Firefly veteran and go see Slither.

Make no mistake, this is a B Horror movie. But it knows it and has no delusions otherwise. However, it's a damned witty B Horror movie. Fans of Fillon will not be disappointed (I wonder if the writer intentionally made Sheriff Pardy similar to Mal Reynolds).

This movie is not for the squeamish. There's a more than a fair amount of gore and the slithering slugs that like to go down people's throats to take them over. And bodies... lots of bodies. One thing I did notice though was that the director passed up on the hallmark of many bad horror movies. There's no nudity, gratuitous or otherwise, despite multiple opportunities. I find it a measure of intelligence on the director's part not throwing in some T&A... the movie doesn't need it and it would just lower it to the Friday the 13th level.

So go support a Firefly vet, see this movie. Just not right after lunch or dinner. Or right before.

Four out of five slimey outer space flying monkeys.


Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

Fillion is indeed bound for great things, this being a step on the path, sure it's gross and it's goofy, but it's also great .. good blog

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