Saturday, July 08, 2006

"Slugs" review

Slugs (1988)
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...


…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


Anonymous said...

juan piquer simon's entertaining adaption of the ecological horror novel by shaun hutson is among my many favorites,the grusesome carnage done by the mutant mollusk is fantastic! my favorite scene as you mentioned is the notorious bedroom attack on the butt-naked hot chick!

Anonymous said...

speaking of the naked scene,does the chick who gets attacked naked have anything nice one her,lol