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Night of the Living Dead
Last House on the Left
The Exorcist
Rosemary's Baby
Jaws
Alien
Friday the Thirteenth
Nightmare on Elm Street
The Fly

All these movies have one thing in common........ They were all for pussies.

Or so says the preview for the movie Slither, which opens this weekend in theaters everywhere. While I don't know just what movies were listed, I'm just guessing, I just thought I'd let you know that Slither is just what it I thought it would be: A worthy spoof.

You know, I really don't like spoofs. Why? Because, well, most of what we get are films like "Scary Movie" and "Date Movie" which are nothing more then outrageous comedies that joke about everything BUT the subject matter.

Slither, however, takes the horror element seriously while providing good, well earned laughs. It's one of the few movies I've seen that will have you on the edge of your seat one moment, heart pounding as if it wanted to escape your chest, and then have you laughing like a drunken Hyena.

The movie was the directorial debut of underrated Screenwriter James Gunn, who wrote the Two Scooby Doo live action movies, and the Dawn of the Dead remake. Any problems you have with either movie is not his fault. Scooby Doo was written to entertain both the small kids and the stoners who were there to see their heros. Dawn of the Dead, well, okay, it wasn't the greatest. But I didn't think it sucked.

Gunn's crowning achievement was in the Erotic Gorey Comedy "Tromeo and Juliet" which was Directed by Lloyd Kaufman. My favorite film of his.

And now, he makes this tribute to the lighter side of horror films. A movie that easily earned it's three stars.
 

Sephy

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I'll have to check it out. I guess it's like Shaun Of The Dead. Some intense parts but very funny.
 
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doingbrutalthings

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I might see this movie. I hate movies like this, but I guess if I have some extra time ill go watch it. It looks a little funny and it has some gory parts.
 
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Anonym0uz Bitch

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Shaun of the Dead, or is it Shawn? Was hilarious, this movie looks decent though.
 

Sephy

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It's Shaun. There's like 359375320 ways to spell it lol. My name is Sean. Irish :)
 
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~DizzyElf~

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Slither doesn't look to good, when I saw the preview i started laughing...which isn't suppose to happen, I don't plan on seeing it
 

Sephy

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~DizzyElf~ said:
Slither doesn't look to good, when I saw the preview i started laughing...which isn't suppose to happen, I don't plan on seeing it
If you read the first post then you would know it's also part comedy.
 
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Anonym0uz Bitch

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Yeah, it does seem to be more of a spoof/horror movie then anything else.
 

Vegito728

Registered Member
I will not see the movie it's a waste of money I rather go see V for Vendetta again. I doubt I will even rent it, it looks so bad.
 
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For those who say it looks stupid:

Well, the target audience of the previews, unfortunately, is not the average movie goer, but people who are going to see the movie regardless. I shamelessly plug movies that I like from Filmmakers I like. James Gunn is a great filmmaker, and a good damn human being. Unfortunately, whoever is in charge of marketing is not quite advertising it right.

For examply, in just about every preview, we see this girl in a barn, in bad prosthetics, swelled out beyond normal, ready to burst. I would have never shown that scene. It looks like garbage and is really only funny in the context of the film. Because, frankly, your supposed to be totally unaware of her fate to that point. The scene is short, because the effect is so bad. But it's in every single preview. I'm lucky to have seen it before televised previews ruined that scene.

The previews make it look like a big budget Troma film. Troma films are films made by Troma studios, which specialized in splatter/schlock that has more humorous value then anything. As I mentioned, James Gunn got his start writing Tromeo and Juliet, one of my favorite movies. It's a modern day version of Romeo and Juliet, except Romeo's name is Tromeo Que. His father? Monty Que. Their family still has the rivalry with the Capulets. Except only the rivalry comes from Capulet's buying out Monty Que's high class porn company. Capulet ends up making simply smut. Juliet is a strict vegetarian, who is arranged to be married to a meat packer. A very unsanitary one of that. As the tagline says "Body Piercing. Kinky Sex. All the things that Made Shakespear great." Despite it's grotesqueness, it's a sweet hearted romance.

Sorry for the tangent, but I just wanted to explain Troma. Or you could look up "The Toxic Avenger." I'm sure some of you know Troma films. Anyway, Slither is being advertised as a "Big Budget Troma type film." While it can be argued, it has a much bigger appeal then just that.

Sorry, I do have to gush orgasmically about movies and filmmakers I support. But only when I support the movie and the filmmaker. Very seldom do I like both.
 
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