I hate slugs. Especially slugs that want to crawl into your mouth and turn you into a mindless automaton. The parasite slugs crash land in a meteor ala The Blob. The slugs take over town members and/or eat them. They even keep one alive, Brenda, to produce thousands of slug offspring. When the survivors, Bill the Sherriff, Starla (Elizabeth Banks), Mayor Jack and Kylie find her, she is the size of the barn she is kept in. Boy, is she hungry! She explodes! Slugs everywhere! The band of survivors make their way to Grant’s house. Grant (Michael Rooker – Yes, Merle from The Walking Dead!) is the head slug, the mind behind the hive mentality of the slug nest. Starla seduces the bulging, blob-like, Grant- parasite in order for Bill to execute a plan to save the earth. Amusing black comedy and fun special-fx make this worth a watch.
Directed by James Gunn
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rooker
Good plot and good special-fx, but what makes this a cut above is a few good laughs!
I give this a 4.0 on the slimy-slug scale of creepy-crawly-comedy celluloid.