Slither


1h 36m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Local businessman Grant Grant--successful, albeit oafish--is one of the few leaders of Wheelsy's pack. With beautiful young wife Starla, a large house and fat bank account, Grant truly relishes his "big fish-small pond" role in the town. Other than the fact that the passionate love he feels for his

Film Details

Also Known As
Horribilis
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Susan Wallis
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Local businessman Grant Grant--successful, albeit oafish--is one of the few leaders of Wheelsy's pack. With beautiful young wife Starla, a large house and fat bank account, Grant truly relishes his "big fish-small pond" role in the town. Other than the fact that the passionate love he feels for his woman goes completely unrequited, he's a man content. But things are about to change for Grant. On a humdrum evening, Grant hits the local honky-tonk for an all-night bender. There he encounters Brenda Gutierrez, the younger sister of an old girlfriend, who's more than willing to listen to Grant's woes. Abandoning their drinks for a moonlight stroll, the pair discovers something slimy in the woods behind the bar. Near the remains of what appears to be a meteor, they find a trail of glistening, noxious ooze and a pulsating, unidentifiable mass. Suddenly, the glob comes to life and overtakes Grant, penetrating his body with a pustule-covered tentacle. An alien parasite has found and infected its unlucky human host, an unwilling transporter who now must continue to infect others in order to survive. Signs of Grant's transformation are instantly apparent: most gruesomely, the denizens begin to suspect Grant's involvement in an unusual number of missing pets and farm animals around town. With each day that passes, Grant becomes less and less human, evolving into a bloodthirsty creature driven by a primal need to kill and destroy the uninfected. Unfortunately, Grant's not the only problem. He has begun spawning scores of giant slugs that are out to inoculate any redneck into whom they can get their siphons. Now joining Starla on her quest to stop Grant and the infected is her former high school beau, local Chief of Police Bill Pardy. A handsome everyman with a burning love for Starla, Pardy gets suspicious of his old rival and leads the charge to take him down. The pair gathers a makeshift crew of uninfected, including foul-mouthed Mayor Jack MacReady and smart-ass teen beauty Kylie Strutemyer to help stop the evil plague laying siege to Wheelsy. But when the ragtag team comes face-to-face with an ancient, vengeful entity beyond all human comprehension, fierce alliances will be forged, former friends will be destroyed and a hilariously gruesome showdown will take place--hillbilly style.

Crew

Mark Buck Aarons

Special Effects

Marc Abraham

Executive Producer

Robin Ackland

Medic

Robin Ackland

Craft Service

Michael Adkisson

Rotoscope Animator

Tony Alcantar

Dialect Coach

Michael Alderking

Production Assistant

David Alexander

3-D Animator

Gord Alyward

Transportation Co-Captain

Eric Ambel

Song

Ed Anders

Stunt Player

Bryan Anderson

On-Set Dresser

Ian Andrews

Generator Operator

Laura Arcangeli

Caterer

Brett Armstrong

Stunt Player

Kimberly Arnott

Accountant

Roberta Asman

Post-Production Accountant

Scott Ateah

Stunt Coordinator

Kenneth R Atherton

Driver

Tracey Averett

Assistant

John Axelrad

Editor

Benny Bach

Video Playback

Alan Bak

Production Supervisor

Tom Bak

Production Supervisor

Jeff Baker

Digital Effects Supervisor

Katie Baker

Accountant

Anke Bakker

Sound Supervisor

Aynsley Baldwin

Post-Production Assistant

Louise Barkholt

Visual Effects Producer

Tyler Bates

Original Score

Tyler Bates

Original Music

Hal Foxton Beckett

Music Editor

Adam Behr

Puppeteer

Karin Behrenz

Assistant Director

Eyde Belasco

Casting Director

Paul Benjamin

Special Effects

Ruaidri Bennett

Production Assistant

Barb Benoit

Digital Effects Artist

Amy Beresford

Visual Effects Producer

Justin Bergler

Camera Assistant

Melissa Best

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Birch

Grip

Stephen Blackehart

Researcher

Thomas Bliss

Executive Producer

Ann Marie Blommaert

Visual Effects

Michael Bogdanovic

Production Assistant

Carlos Bolbrugge

Graphic Designer

John Brake

Software Engineer

Justin Brekke

Visual Effects

Simon Bright

Production Assistant

Danny Brittain

Digital Effects Artist

Ian Britton

Digital Effects Artist

Trevor Broadbent

Generator Operator

Sandee Brockwell

Song

Trevor Brokop

Production Assistant

Paul Brooks

Producer

Aaron Brown

Digital Effects Artist

Aaron Brown

Rendering Artist

David Brown

Grip

Mark Brown

Dolly Grip

Tammy Brown

Hair Assistant

Eric Bruhwiler

Digital Effects Artist

Stefan Burianyk

Best Boy Grip

Tom Burney

Digital Effects Artist

Steward Burris

Animation Director

Ron Buyck

Transportation Captain

John Cabrera

Animator

Phil Calvert

Driver

D Walt Cameron

Rotoscope Animator

George Campbell

Camera Operator

Jon Campfens

Visual Effects Supervisor

Joey Carbone

Song

Joan Collins Carey

Visual Effects Producer

Robert Carranza

Music Scoring Mixer

Anne Carroll

Hair Stylist

Meagan Carsience

Music Editor

Kris Casavant

Assistant Sound Editor

Raimey Casiro

Production Assistant

Cameron Caskie

Caterer

Jose Castellon

Adr

Morris Chapdelaine

Puppeteer

Alexis Chapman

Generator Operator

Tracey Chapman

Rigging Gaffer

Bob Chase

Driver

Roger Chee

Song

Mike Church

On-Set Dresser

Neil Clarence

Accountant

Charmaine Clark

Hair

Eric Clement

Cg Supervisor

Colin Clucas

Assistant

Josh Cole

Digital Effects Artist

Joe Colwell

Prosthetics

Mike Connolly

Digital Effects Artist

Michael-ann Connor

Puppeteer

Drake Conrad

Colorist

Barbara Copp

Production Assistant

Michael Corrado

Construction

John Cox

Visual Effects

Jason Crosby

Cg Supervisor

Jason Cross

Special Effects

Robert Crowther

Visual Effects Producer

Morely Cruikshank

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ken Culver

Prosthetics

Derek Cummings

Animator

Graham Cunningham

Cg Supervisor

Megan Davies

Makeup Artist

Chris Davis

Special Effects Foreman

Phil Davis

Special Effects

Chris Del Conte

Visual Effects Producer

Aaron Dem

Visual Effects Producer

Ross Deroche

Music Arranger

Doris Deutschmann

Art Department Coordinator

Dave Dibdin

Grip

Pete Dionne

Animator

Dario Disanto

Foley Editor

Shane Dobie

Generator Operator

Kyle Doig

Animal Wrangler

Mike Dopud

Stunt Player

Emily Douglas

Visual Effects

David Dowling

Property Master

Annie Doyon

Accounting Assistant

Mark Dumas

Animal Wrangler

Rachel Dunn

Digital Effects Artist

Bernhard Eichholz

Prosthetics

Peter Elves

Driver

Stanislav Enilenis

Software Engineer

Stanislav Enilenis

Visual Effects

Ryan Ennis

Stunt Player

Michael Farrow

Music Scoring Mixer

Phil Fillairean

Production Assistant

James Forsyth

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Ellis Foster

Accountant

Rob Fournier

Props

Corbin H Fox

Stunts

Dan Fraser

Generator Operator

Kelly Frey

Sound Editor

Kelly Fry

Medic

Kelly Fry

Craft Service

Peter Fuchs

Music Engineer

Elaine Fung

Animator

Ian Fung

Driver

John Gajdecki

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kate Gajdosik

Accountant

David Bruce Gammie

Production Assistant

Francois Garcia

Visual Effects Producer

Mitch Gates

3-D Artist

Crystal Gayle

Song Performer

Janice Genn

Visual Effects

Jason Giberson

Digital Effects

Sean Gilhooly

Visual Effects

Wes Gilmore

Generator Operator

Steve Gilmour

Grip

Ben Girard

Visual Effects Supervisor

Maria Gleeson

Hair Assistant

Celine Godeau

Makeup Assistant

Tavis Gogal

Foreman

Camilla Good

Office Assistant

Megan Goudsward

Sound Editor

Matthew Granger

Visual Effects

Charlie Grant

Puppeteer

Jeff Grimshire

Grip

George Grove

Puppeteer

James Gunn

Screenplay

Robin Hackl

Animation Director

Robin Hackl

Digital Effects

Chris Hahn

Camera Focus Puller

Chris Hahn

Assistant Camera

Darrell Hall

Music Editor

Jared Hall

Visual Effects

James Halverson

3-D Artist

Wesley Hamby

Assistant Property Master

Ryan Hammerquist

Driver

Geoff Hancock

Digital Effects

Rick Hannigan

Production Supervisor

Greg Hansen

Animator

Matt Hansen

Modelmaker

Brian Harder

Modelmaker

John Hardwick

Digital Effects Artist

Patricia Hargreaves

Costume Designer

Shannon Harron

Accountant

James Harvey

Generator Operator

Brent Hatherill

Production Assistant

Selkirk Hay

Visual Effects

Felix Heeb

Digital Effects

David Heimbecker

Dga Trainee

Gudrun Heinze

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Helcermanas-benge

Photography

Allen Henderson

3-D Artist

David Henderson

Digital Effects Artist

Stewart Henshaw

Gaffer

Graham Hill

Caterer

Alexis Hinde

Assistant Director

Carol Hocking

Production Accountant

Caragh Hodge

Camera Assistant

Jennifer Hoffman

Assistant

Jessica Holding

Costumes

Suez Holland

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Holmes

Compositing Supervisor

Paul Hooson

Puppeteer

Graham Houston

Visual Effects

Film Details

Also Known As
Horribilis
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Susan Wallis
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 31, 2006

Released in United States on Video October 24, 2006

Released in United States March 2006

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival ('Round Midnight) March 10-18, 2006.

Feature directorial debut for James Gunn.

Released in United States Spring March 31, 2006

Released in United States on Video October 24, 2006

Released in United States March 2006 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival ('Round Midnight) March 10-18, 2006.)