First Look: SLITHER
Release Date: March 31, 2006
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: James Gunn
Screenwriter: James Gunn
Cast: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Rheagan
Wallace, Tania Saulnier
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R (for strong horror violence and gore, and language)
Synopsis: "Slither" is an edgy blend of heart-stopping terror,
wry humor and surprising humanity from genre-bending screenwriter James
Gunn, whose "Dawn of the Dead" became one of 2004's most surprising
The sleepy town of Wheelsy could be any small town in America-somewhat
quaint and gentle, peopled with friendly folks who mind their own business.
But just beneath the surface charm, something unnamed and evil has arrived…and
is growing. No one seems to notice as telephone poles become clogged with
missing pet flyers, or when one of the town's richest citizens, Grant
Grant (Michael Rooker), begins to act strangely. But when farmers' livestock
turn up horribly mutilated and a young woman goes missing, Sheriff Bill
Pardy (Nathan Fillion) and his team, aided by Grant's wife Starla (Elizabeth
Banks), uncover the dark force laying siege to their town…and come
face-to-face with an older-than-time organism intent on absorbing and
devouring all life on Earth.
"Slither" is the feature film directing debut of screenwriter
James Gunn (the recent hit re-envisioning of "Dawn of the Dead")
and stars Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry and Michael Rooker.
It is also written by Gunn. "Slither"-a Universal Pictures and
Gold Circle Films presentation of a Strike Entertainment Production-is
produced by Paul Brooks and Eric Newman.
Red Band Trailer: http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2687934