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Monday, October 13, 2014

Slugs (1987) - Juan Piquer Simón


Skeez and sleaze. These Roger Corman influenced pieces are a dime a dozen in the eighties. I love it. These VHS specials have a storytelling would be right at home during a fifties drive-in. However, they get the perk of being made in the eighties. That means more gore and explicit activity. Quite handy to have around for a quick horror movie-fest or random pizza date night flick. It's gonna be fun.

Slugs is the unbelievable tale of Mike Brady, the worst government employee of all time versus a slew of man eating, brain burrowing slugs with teeth! These slugs attack en masse and literally swarm over their victims tearing them to shreds. Mike Brady utilizes the full extent of his position as Health Inspector and has made it his personal task to eradicate these creatures. Hilarity ensues.

Horrible acting, writing, and effects plague the film from the beginning. However, it's all part of the charm. When it's taken ironically it goes down so well. Actors stumble over lines and barely make it believable. The gore and sleaze make for some really quality cheap exploitation. It has buckets of blood for those of you that love that kind of thing.

A movie of this caliber gets my highest recommendation. It's not an amazing picture but it's fun. If you find a copy at your local Goodwill then please pick it up. It's not going to disappoint.


It was banned in the Australian state of Queensland until the early-'90s when the Queensland Censorship Board was disbanded.
Several scenes supposedly occurring in the same location were obviously shot on different sets. This is because the shots involving American actors were shot in the USA, whereas the shots involving Spanish actors were shot in Spain.


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