Sunday Streaming:: Slugs: The Movie (1988)

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 Birthday…not in this town!” Happy trails!

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Amanda By Night
9 years ago

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. 🙂

9 years ago

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.

9 years ago

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