Friday, December 6, 2013

Slugs (1988)

Yesterday, I was caught up finishing the group project for my Digital Literacy class. While it was complicated by so internet issues, it was definitely an enlightening project. Unfortunately, that meant that I had to delay my next review for a night. That flick that took the back seat was the 1988 creature feature Slugs.

Plot/ People are dying mysteriously and gruesomely, and nobody has a clue what the cause is. Only health worker Mike Brady has a possible solution, but his theory of killer slugs is laughed at by the authorities. Only when the body count begins to rise do they take him seriously. 

From Juan Piper Simon, the creator of the classic slasher Pieces, comes this over-the-top schlockfest Slugs. While this one will never be confused with a great movie, it is an entertaining romp through slime, gore, and pests. Sure, it is dated, the plot is cliché and predictable, the characters are lacking and the acting worse, none of which makes this memorable. What it does have is blood, guts and gore, with some special effects that actually hold up to time. In the end, there is nothing that truly makes this laughable creature feature watchable other than the blood and gore. Yes, it is bad, but it definitely falls into the, it is so horrible, it is fun to watch category. Be warned!

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