|Cast: Michael Garfield,
Director(s): Juan Piquer Simon
After seeing 'Slither' we MUST rent this!
This pic says it all!
Here's the thing:
My mom is running in a marathon on May 14th and I want to go see it. Ws thinking of going alone, renting a small Yugo (Daewoo, Datsun, whatever) and hightailin' it to Toronto.
What about making it a B-Movie fest: Toronto edition?
Only problem, it's Mother's Day.......
Jeff? You keen? Who's drivin'?
Mother's day does pose a problem, but I am certainly not opposed to a Toronto manos fest in principle.
I'm keen too....but let's discuss this via e-mail and save this space for reviews, huh?
...and now, back to slugs!
It has been rented! Review pending....
(Still haven't found 'Leeches' though...)
Man o man. Where do I even start with this doozy? I'll let Mitch fill everyone in on the details as I'm strapped for time, but this is basically a lousy movie that was SO bad it was funny. We busted a gut laughing at several parts throughout. Again, Mitch can fill everyone in on the details.
"You don't have the authority to say happy birthday!"
Just god-awful. Atrocious acting, direction, editing (I don't think they had an experienced sound crew or sound editor here - I even noticed the boom mike pop into frame once, though that would be the director and continuity guy's mistake).....but this was good BAD PLONT along the lines of 'Manos' (though not quite THAT bad)whereas 'Slither' was good GOOD PLONT. This was enjoyable for all the wrong reasons and definitely had us rolling on the floor a few times. Lots of stock footage of slugs and explosions, yet it didn't anger me the way 'Raging Sharks' did. The FX were quite good actually, I guess the money for this film went to slugs (real ones at times), slime, lots of blood, a few real explosions, a few real boobies, and some earthworms covered in tomato sauce.
There was so much bad hilarious dialogue, but the line, "You don't have the authority to say Happy Birthday" took the cake. You had to be there.
The sheriff was a piece of work too - this guy could've been played by Jeff, as he used the term 'sons o' bitches' quite a bit, among other bitter terms, and was foul-mouthed and grumpy to everyone for no reason. (Sorry Jeff)
There's a lot of slug reaction shots, and just bad editing overall, as we see people discussing whatever, then cut to floor full of slugs that weren't there two seconds ago, cut to person envelopped by slugs, cut to old man chopping his own hand off to get rid of unseen slug in glove (talk about over-acting), cut to same man stumbling around in greenhouse a la O.J. Simpson in that first scene in 'Naked Gun' (stepping in bear trap, falling in wedding cake, backing into wet paint, etc...), cut to wife running in to help him, cut to broken ether bottle spontaneously combusting somehow, cut to exterior of greenhouse blowing up magnificently....craziness!
Other great exchanges:
"Where did those slugs come from?"
"Dave Watson's head!"
"If we drop the formula into the water supply, won't that destroy the city?"
"Maybe, but we've got to try!"
"What are those things?"
"I don't care what they are, get rid of them!"
"When I get back, let's get naked and crazy!"
...it goes on like this...
There's also some teen with the worst mullet this side of Jaromir Jagr, another looking like a Menudo reject, and a husky woman we thought was probably a man once...very dated 80's casting.
But what can I say? We enjoyed it for the crap that it was and luaghed our asses off.
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