Movie Review: SLITHER
Slither, which opened in theaters this weekend, may end up being my guiltiest movie pleasure of the year. I grinned all the way through it. Imagine taking the Tremors movies and amping ’em waaaaay up both in sci-fi monster grossness and hilarity. That’s Slither. Everybody in the cast is fabulous. Nathan Fillion (Firefly’s Mal Reynolds) and Elizabeth Banks (Betty Brant from the Spider-Man movies) are terrific leads, but Gregg Henry (best remembered as the baddest bad guy from Payback) is over-the-top wonderful as the mayor of Wheelsy, the small town infected by the gooey alien plague. And who’da thunk James Gunn, screenwriter of the two Scooby-Doo movies, would be responsible for both the writing and directing of this crazy little destined-to-be- a-cult-favorite gem? See Slither, if you’ve got the stomach for it. This sucker’s already on my DVD “to buy” list.