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Slugs (1988)

Slugs, muerte viscosa (original title)
R | | Horror | 5 February 1988 (USA)
Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community.

Director:

Juan Piquer Simón (as J.P. Simon)

Writers:

Ron Gantman (screenplay by), Shaun Hutson (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Garfield Michael Garfield ... Mike Brady
Kim Terry Kim Terry ... Kim Brady
Philip MacHale Philip MacHale ... Don Palmer
Alicia Moro Alicia Moro ... Maureen Watson
Santiago Álvarez Santiago Álvarez ... John Foley
Concha Cuetos ... Maria Palmer
John Battaglia John Battaglia ... Sheriff Reese
Emilio Linder Emilio Linder ... David Watson
Kris Mann Kris Mann ... Bobby Talbot
Kari Rose Kari Rose ... Donna Moss
Manuel de Blas ... Mayor Eaton
Andy Alsup Andy Alsup ... Officer Dobbs
Frank Braña ... Frank Phillips
Stan Schwartz Stan Schwartz ... Ron Bell
Juan Maján Juan Maján ... Harold Morris
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People are dying mysteriously and gruesomely, and nobody has a clue what the cause is. Only health worker Mike Brady has a possible solution, but his theory of killer slugs is laughed at by the authorities. Only when the body count begins to rise and a slug expert from England begins snooping around does it begin to look like Mike had the right idea after all. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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No-one is safe! See more »

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Trivia

The movie was chosen to be part of famous german Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten (2013) series. It was aired August 2018 on german TV station Tele5. "SchleFaZ" is a german abbreviation, means "the worst films ever". In that series 2 hosts present the whole film and make fun of it throughout the movie. See more »

Goofs

Normal slugs don't have teeth, but these are mutant slugs. See more »

Quotes

Mike Brady: Sheriff, you don't mind if I smoke do you?
Sheriff Reese: I sure as hell do, Brady. You can muck up your own lungs if you want but don't mess with mine, goddammit.
Sheriff Reese: [Brady throws his cigarettes out the window] Today's your lucky day, Brady.
Mike Brady: Oh really, why's that?
Sheriff Reese: Littering's a $500 fine in this state, don't let me catch you doing it again.
Mike Brady: Sheriff, you know what they found in those candies you're eating? Rat shit and maggot's eggs!
Sheriff Reese: [Sheriff spits the candy out the window] Pfffttt!
Mike Brady: Oh, now sheriff... littering! ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 42 secs by the BBFC to edit a bedroom scene of a naked girl being attacked by the slugs and shots of a man chopping his hand off with an axe. The cuts were fully waived for the 2009 Lions Gate DVD. See more »

Connections

Featured in Svengoolie: Slugs (1996) See more »

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Slugs, muerte viscosa: Grisly but entertaining
4 December 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

A movie about killer slugs? Yet still not even close to the weirdest film I've seen lately.

Slugs tells the story of a new breed of carnivorous slug that besieges a small town and the people stepping up to combat them.

As ridiculous as the concept sounds the execution makes it really quite convincing and the movie is not for the faint of heart.

With some very grisly effects, a lot of gore and that squirming under your skin vibe I was impressed how they made slugs a legitimate seeming threat.

Though the movie is entertaining it's sadly not without its flaws, the soundtrack is ridiculous and would be at home in a 70's sitcom but not a serious horror movie like this.

Credit where credit is due the folks behind Slugs did a great job considering the subject material, but make no mistake this is the very definition of B-movie.

The Good:

Effects are quite decent

Has aged remarkably well

The Bad:

Concept is still a stretch

Music doesn't fit the movie at all

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Slugs are just homeless snails, maybe that's why they were so mad


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Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Lyons, New York, USA See more »

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Dister Group See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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