Slither Reviews

  • So sue me, sometimes after a day of enjoying Belgian film-festival prizewinners, I like to relax with copious servings of horror-flick slime and a good visual joke involving squids, girls in bathtubs, and overhead cameras.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • What makes Slither work is how nimbly it slaloms from yucks to yuks, slip-sliding from horror to comedy and back again on its gore-slicked foundation.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • The film brought me little pleasure, but it revived happy memories of a laidback caper movie also called Slither, starring Peter Boyle and James Caan, made in 1973.

    Philip French — Guardian [UK]

  • For those who enjoy entertaining gross-out horror flicks, Slither satisfies. The squeamish should probably keep their distance.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Slither isn't scary, it's just what one character says when she spots the slugs from outer space, Grooooosss. And we don't mean that in a good way.

    Teresa Wiltz — Washington Post

  • At last: the mutant alien redneck zombie movie the world has been waiting for.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • Gunn doesn't reinvent the wheel but he does tighten its spokes a bit with some terrifying sequences and a witty, deadpan screenplay.

    Matt Singer — Village Voice

  • In a year that is heavily front-loaded with horror movies, Slither is easily the best in the class.

    Jack Mathews — New York Daily News

  • Slither is seriocomic horror, alternating laughs with gooey, creepy scares.

    Louis B. Parks — Houston Chronicle

  • Slither tries (too hard) to cop the tongue-in-cheek silliness that marks some of the best examples of the genre and ultimately collapses atop itself. It's no Humanoids From the Deep.

    Matt Weitz — Dallas Morning News

  • There is some humor in the plot, effective action and scenes that entertain us because of how stupidly the characters behave.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • It's not Ernst Lubitsch, but the space-slug/mutant-zombie fiesta called Slither has an actual sense of humor to go with its voluminous alien ook.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Gross-out horror comedy is my least favorite genre, but this movie's so skillful I have to take my hat off to it.

    Jonathan Rosenbaum — Chicago Reader

  • Like Tremors, only ickier, Slither is a tongue-in-cheek horror flick that skewers the genre while delivering seat-squirming scares.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • There is a huge amount of bloodshed, but it's so comically tongue-in-cheek that it's hard to take offense -- it's more gross than gory.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • A great bloody joy of B-movie madness, Slither is a hilarious concoction of gore and wisecracks that offers plenty of nods to horror history while maintaining enough slimy integrity to stand, or rather, slither, on its own.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Slither is an enjoyable stab at spoofing the genre, but it won't send you away feeling completely slimed, which in this context is another word for satisfied.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • A gleefully nasty and ingeniously twisted horror-comedy.

    Joe Leydon — Variety

  • If the horror scenes are formulaic, the audience will eat up the many jokey interludes the way the zombies feast on possum.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • This writing-directing debut from the guy who concocted that rip-off known as Dawn of the Dead isn't that scary, and it isn't nearly as funny as he seems to think it is.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

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