Saturday, July 08, 2006
AKA Slugs, muerte viscosa
Directed by Juan Piquer Simón
Writing credits José Antonio Escrivá Ron Gantman
Michael Garfield.... Mike Brady
Kim Terry.... Kim Brady
Philip MacHale.... Don Palmer
You're probably wondering how they could make a giant slug movie scary. Well, rest assured, they didn't. You see, slugs are slugs. There is nothing scary about a squishy, slow moving, five inch slug. So to make up for the lack of fear caused by a slug, the filmmakers went for gore and sleaze. Works for me! I never imagined that slugs could be so destructive. How shortsighted I was. "Slugs" surprised me with its bloodshed level. It was high. "Slugs" is not a scary movie but they did the best they could with what they had. What they had were slugs. I enjoyed it. My favorite scene was...
*EXPLOITATION SCENE SPOILER*
…the sex scene. As the young couple was grinding away, the slug army massed on the bedroom floor. The naked girl falls onto the floor, rolling and screaming in pain amongst the slugs. See a bloody naked woman roll around with carnivorous slugs! Scream in ecstasy! Another triumph for B-movies!
SCORE: 2.5 out of 4 sleazy slugs