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Slither (2006) - James Gunn

Slither is a horror/dark comedy from the mind of James Gunn. The very same James Gunn that brought us Tromeo and Juliette, Super, and soon Guardians of the Galaxy. He has created this black comedy niche, that he really directs very well. This movie is no exception.
The acting really helps drive along the story here. Nathan Fillion, Elizibeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Gregg Henry, Jenna Fisher, and even Rob Zombie. They do a great job of keeping the banter very comedic, while the visuals are enough to make Hannibal Lecter dry heave. Well, not that crazy, but they are pretty nuts.
This horror movie actually pulls a bit from the sci-fi realm. The plot revolves around a small town that has to deal with their new parasitic visitor from outer space. This visitor releases these strange maggot like creatures that enter through your mouth and control you from the inside. The main bad guy, Grant Grant (yeah two names), gets it the worst. He is our patient zero. He begins eating hordes of meat and …