Do you hate Sunday? Do you think Sunday is like that bride in GHOST STORY and when you try to kiss it, it lifts its veil to reveal the hideous face of Monday? Then you need cheering up and lucky for you SLUGS: THE MOVIE is currently on Netflix Streaming. Think you’re not scared of slugs because they are so slow and small and you can just stomp all over them in two seconds and pour salt down their throats and laugh when they explode? Obviously you have never met a mutated slug that has been chomping on toxic waste before! These slugs eat meat and their slime trails paralyze! Plus they travel in millions! You are going to be so surprised when you see all the damage they can do! SLUGS: THE MOVIE is a great seventies-type “Nature Hates You” flick all dressed up in eighties gooey-gore excess! I don’t even know why I’m trying to explain any of this when all I really have to tell you is that it was directed by JUAN PIQUER SIMON the same blessed being who delighted the universe with PIECES (1982) and POD PEOPLE (1983)! I’m not saying SLUGS is as fun and crazy as those two slices of brilliance but wait a minute, yes I am! It’s even enhanced by my two favorite things in the world, awkward dubbing and an inappropriate score! Please watch it and promise you’ll think of me when you hear the line “You don’t have the authority to declare Happy Birthdayâ€¦not in this town!” Happy trails!
I forgot to mention that SLUGS takes place in the fall and there is even a Halloween party!
If anybody doesn’t have Netflix Streaming they can also watch it below…
Let me also add that I had a JP SIMON double feature last night by watching SUPERSONIC MANâ€¦
Sadly it’s only in Spanish on Youtube but I remembered I had it on VHS not even knowing that he directed it.
But it turns out the English version does not have the excellent disco theme song!!!
(The song starts at 1:55)â€¦.
Also notice that the spaceship has two Cylon Raider wings from BSG glued to its sides..
Thank you for the awesome heads up. I’ve been wanting to re-watch Slugs again for awhile now. I have it on vhs, but where I have it on vhs is another question. 🙂
The restaurant scene in Slugs with the exploding head is some classic body-horror stuff…Nevermind how ridiculous it is that one second the guy’s feeling kinda under the weather, and the next second he starts screaming and 40 slugs pop out of his brain. I get really squeamish when the audience knows that something’s really wrong with a character but they’re walking around all normal saying things like “Oh, it’s just a cold/something I ate/etc.” See also Patrick Dempsey in Outbreak, the guy in the movie theater in Outbreak, the guy in the pet store in Outbreak.
Yeah that scene is effective! And thanks for bringing up Outbreak! Two other unlikely movies for body horror that I thought of…TICKS and LEVIATHAN. I don’t know why but both of those made me queazy in that same way.
Oh God, Leviathan was major for this particular brand of squeamishness…Especially the early stuff with Daniel Stern and Lisa Eilbacher before they know what’s going on.
I was sitting here trying to think of another example when I had Outbreak stuck in my tired brain…Leviathan is exactly it!
I haven’t seen Ticks, but for some reason now I want to see it even though I’ve clearly established that this stuff makes my stomach drop with dread.
Or maybe it’s something else making my stomach feel weird.
No, it’s okay, I’m probably just coming down with something…coughcough
We are on the same page with this one! When Stern & Eilbacher get sick- that’s just what I’m talking about!
TICKS is for the most part dopey but it had that same effect on me for some reason. It’s been years but I believe after you are bitten your face puffs up and drippy. Plus the ticks themselves are just nauseating.
This might be a good subject for a list! I might have to add Slumber Party Massacre 2 for the giant zitâ€¦
Oh wow- i found the extended version of Supersonic man theme song…