Film, Comedy

Time Out says

It’s slime time. From the scatter-shot mind of James Gunn, writer of the ‘Dawn of the Dead’ remake, comes a monstrously funny alien-invasion-zombie-horror-comedy. Tongue firmly in cheek, Gunn affectionately harks back to ’50s sci-fi, ’80s schlock horror and the corporeal disgust of Cronenberg’s ‘Shivers’ as a South Carolina hick town descends into anarchy when an alien creature’s flesh-burrowing spike transforms  businessman Michael Rooker into a slimy, tentacular squid-beast with a craving for raw meat. Then pink phallic slugs explode from the distended stomach of another victim and wriggle into people’s mouths, turning them into flesh-craving zombies. Rooker’s trophy wife, laconic cop Nathan Fillion, the town’s foul-mouthed mayor and sparky teenager Tania Saulner fight a spirited rearguard action. You may be tempted to read the victims’ insatiable hunger as a comment on America’s epidemic obesity; or you may be too busy laughing or vomiting to bother with such thematic niceties.



Release details

Release date:
Friday April 28 2006
95 mins

Cast and crew

James Gunn
James Gunn
Brenda James
Tania Saulnier
Nathan Fillion
Gregg Henry
Don Thompson
Michael Rooker
Elizabeth Banks
Haig Sutherland
Jennifer Copping
Jenna Fischer
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