“Slither” Might Well Be Worth Seeing

…if just for this reason alone.

…The first-time director, who wrote the screenplay for the 2004 remake “Dawn of the Dead,” also has assembled a far finer cast than the genre typically presents, led by Nathan Fillion of the cult TV series “Firefly” and its big-screen spinoff “Serenity.”
As Bill Pardy, the police chief in a hillbilly town overrun by killer slugs and flesh-munching zombies, Fillion expands on the droll flair he mastered as skipper of the rickety spaceship Serenity.
“Slither” also lets Fillion cut loose and get really goofy, all the while maintaining his boyish rogue’s charm. This guy deserves to be a major star.

Agree whole heartedly. The movie review’s pretty darn good, too. I don’t know that I could get over my inherent squeamishness about such things to watch it though, droll or not.
By the by, Major Dad and I just finished watching the “Firefly” boxed set ~ Ebola had a charitable moment and lent it to us ~ and we are completely hooked. It was dynamite viewing. We’re also pissed that it was so poorly marketed when it was on. Who had any idea a) what it was about and b) what a treasure it was ?

6 Responses to ““Slither” Might Well Be Worth Seeing”

  1. Mike Rentner says:

    Actually, they pushed it pretty hard when they first aired the series. Lots and lots of commercials and write ups. It just didn’t sell. That’s all there is to it. It’s a shame, because it was awesome.
    I think it’s almost in the same league as the original Star Trek series. Brilliance just isn’t always recognized right away.

  2. There were lots of commercials ~ and we saw them ~, but they didn’t capture the essence of the thing. We were all like “what IS that?” but not compelled to watch and see. The marketing concepts were poor (not the marketing effort), very much like they were for the movie. If it hadn’t been for the blogosphere, we wouldn’t have gone to see it either. I think they were disserved by whoever handled the publicity side of both series and film.

  3. Mike Rentner says:

    I wonder how they could have done it differently.
    I don’t know how well the movie was marketed because I was overseas. I was drooling over the talk about it on the internet though.
    When the series came out I remember the ads as describing it in glowing terms, with good quotes from reviewers.
    I think the real problem is that the show’s strength is its cerebral qualities. Most people appreciate that when they see it, but are turned off if they’re told that the show is intelligent. People don’t like to trust what is called intelligent anymore because that usually means it’s sissified.
    How would you describe the show in order to get a lot of viewers?

  4. Cullen says:

    On Slither — I was hooked the first ad I saw. This is my genre. And every review I read only whets my appetite more. I can’t wait.

  5. Keith Demko says:

    Saw this and can confirm that, in my opinion at least, it was gross, goofy and great

  6. A warm Swill Welcome, Keith! And thank you for a first person report. We’ll probably have to go then…sigh.

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