Tuesday, November 28, 2006

DVD Review: Slither

Slither marks the directorial debut of James Gunn, the writer of the first Scooby Doo Movie as well as various Troma films and I must say, I really dug it! It's cleverly written, well acted and you just can't help but sit back and smile as the legion of slimy little creatures run amok, turning people into zombie-style abominations. This film is what every throwback to the old campy sci-fi films should be. The story starts with a meteorite landing in the woods outside a small town. A local guy happens to find the egg that was on board and he gets "infected". He, in turn, spreads the wealth while undergoing some physical changes. It's up to the newly elected police chief to stop the madness. The film stars Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Serenity) and he does a smack up job! The bonuses on the disc are great and numerous. If I could watch a film like Slither every Saturday night, boy wouldn't it be great! Thanks Mr. Gunn. ***** out of *****.