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SLUGS - 2 Slimes
Rated R
Copyright 1987 Dister Productions
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Mike Brady - Our hero, the health department worker...
  • Kim Brady - Had to go and marry a health department worker didn't you?
  • Don Palmer - Sewer worker who tends to wander around wearing a #42 jersey.
  • Sheriff Reese - Your standard law enforcement, people are being eaten by killer slugs but he doesn't believe anyone...
  • Dave & Maureen Watson - Just this guy who eats a slug by accident then explodes and his alcoholic wife.
  • John Foley - The English-accent school biologist who happens to be an expert on slugs.
  • Slugs - Random mutation of common garden slugs which are now carnivorous, poisonous, and infected with deadly parasites.

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The Plot: 

After seeing this film I'm sure there's very little to surprise me, come on killer slugs? Despite being slow and easily squashed these wee beasties munch their way through numerous bad actors during the film. The cool thing here is Dave Watson's death scene, no matter how ridiculous the premise, when slug parasites eat his head. We even have a generic scientist replete with terrible English accent. These slugs have been mutated by toxic waste you see, and they're eating people at a frightful rate! "Slugs" is pretty hard to swallow folks but makes for some fun dissection.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • There are drunk blondes I find unattractive.
  • Police run their lights when responding to an eviction notice.
  • Slugs are stronger than your average sewer worker.
  • A single gallon of gasoline can destroy a house. (See the pic below.)
  • About one pair of panties from porking a redhead, young males will always notice the JD.
  • There's a major artery in the human foot.
  • Slugs love to munch hamsters.
  • Killer slugs can navigate through closed facets.
  • Killer slugs are better for male impotence than Viagra, hiss when attacking, hide their victims, and swim quite well.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 10 mins - This bedroom looks suspiciously like a motel room.
  • 19 mins - Once deep in the sewer he removes the mask?
  • 26 mins - Okay, so he didn't notice the slug in the glove upon putting it on? Beating his hand against the floor did not kill superslug? Finally, why can he not take the glove off?
  • 34 mins - Dave did not notice he ate a chopped up slug in the salad?
  • 53 mins - A dead human with no heartbeat just starts fountaining blood.
  • 56 mins - It is Leslie Neilson! Well, it sure looked like him.
  • 80 mins - Those walkie talkies work good, despite the solid sewer walls.

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note slugs1.wav Misc Woman: "Whatever got him ate his eyes right out of his head, or what used to be his head."
Green Music Note slugs2.wav Sheriff Reese: "Don't sure Sheriff me unless you know you're sure."
Dobbs: "I'm sure that I'm sure Sheriff."
Sheriff Reese: "You'd better be Dobbs or I'll shove my boot so far up your butt you'll need a tow truck to get it out."
Green Music Note slugs3.wav Mayor: "You ain't got the authority to declare happy birthday!"
Green Music Note slugs4.wav Some Girl: "Well of course I like you, but liking you and letting you get into my panties is a different kinda thing."

 Click for a larger imageIMAGESScenes from the movie 



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Video Clipslugs1.mpg - 2.0m
"Slug bit me."

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Reply #9. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by David
in the "somthing's eating this guy" mpeg...the scene just before the guys head explodes...the girl screaming...she looks like she's trying not to laugh =)
Reply #10. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Scruffs
Man, been a long time since I saw this.. I remember one scene where theyr'e in the mayor's batheroom or something, and he sits down on a toilet, and gets EATEN.. this is the mayor..

And of course it starts with some guy who doesn't have trash cans so he jsut throws all his trash into his basement. Taht's composting right there. Too bad the only thing left of him when they found him was his skull and his toupee. (Yup, hair was *untouched*)

Reply #11. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Chadzilla
I have an intense (and I do mean INTENSE) phobia of snails and slugs and this sorry ass monster movie did even cause me to shiver.  Worth a laugh but that's about it.  Shaun Hutson's novel is marginally better.  A sequel is threatened.
Reply #12. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Boz824
Has anybody in this town ever heard of a thing called "salt?"
Reply #13. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by
Juan Piquer Simon easily completes my latter-day 'Trinity of Awful Directors' (the other two proud members are Bruno Mattei and Tobe Hooper), and that's quite an achievement.  I've only seen two of his films, but in both "Pod People" and "Slugs" you get the impression that this is a man who believes 100% in what he's filming, and in the most serious possible way (much in the way Ed Wood supposedly did).  It makes me wonder if 'ol Juan puts one of his masterpieces in his DVD player and is riveted by the dramatic intensity and straight-faced brilliance of his movies while someone else, at the same moment in some faraway land (i.e.--The United States) is either chucking said DVD into the trash or laughing hysterically with a buch of drugged-up friends.

"Slugs", pretty surprisingly, isn't as atrocious as "Pod People," mainly because it doesn't take itself quite as seriously (or perhaps it's the flawed script or snooze-worthy 'acting' that makes it so).  The movie is one big creature feature, a low-budget throwback to the insect-themed horrors of yesteryear, and the plot is simple: town built on toxic waste dump (much like Piquer Simon's career) falls victim to nasty carnivorous slugs, and only the dazed & confused health inspector can stop them!  Wouldn't it make more sense if the slugs were really just LEECHES that learned to live on land?  Ah, well.

Two refugees from Piquer Simon's "Pod People" show up for seconds: the buddy of the "It stinks!" guy (only older-looking) pulling at his hair to convey the fact that his head is about to explode in a rain of maggots/slugs (which is a pretty cool effect, actually).  The other is the white-haired poacher, who here is given only a minute of screen time, but delivers a line that will forever live in B-movie infamy.

See "Slugs" only to give it your own personalized MST3K treatment.  And remember: "YOU DON'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DECLARE HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"

Thank you.
Reply #14. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by jdog
What a good movie! Very funny. I like it when the people talk and their lips don't move, it cracks me up. If you liked this one you have to see Skateboard kid it is a classic. Good times.
Reply #15. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Damien
I really like the book, it's alot better than this piece of s**t. Even the author realises it's s**tness and is embarrased by ever selling the rights to it. The plot was changed a little and if the people in the town had heard of salt...well, I don't think the movie would be quite as good. The main character runs into a salt factory - slugs die!!  It wouldn't make much of a difference mind, it would be just as exciting.
Reply #16. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Scott
I rented htis movie along with another one called Rats, Night of Terror (definately check this one out. It's got my friend's all-time favorite quote from a movie "Stupid machine needs a kick in the balls) at my local Blockbuster. I believe my mom pointed the Slugs one out to me, and I gotta hand it to her. She picked out a doosy. Also, during the sex scene, after they notice the slugs on the floor, and she's already dead, why did the guy try to go for the window across from the bed? There was a window DIRECTLY OVER THE BED!!! Oh well, I guess that's what you'd expect. Oh, and why did they dub the voices? Did some of the characters speak such bad english that they HAD to dub them? The mayor and the scientist guy were both dubbed.
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