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Saturday, April 08, 2006

I should never make promises I can't keep....

Lame, lame, lame. Yeah, I didn't update about what's been happening at the Hodge Lodge. Guess what? I'm still not. I'll try and be good and do that tomorrow. Today I'll talk about the movie Mike and I went to see with Mark and Matthew.

I like horror movies but I don't see many of them. Probably because most are really only worth a buck and then by the time they get to the cheap theater I never get around to seeing them. Rentals are tough too because those horror movies that aren't rated R Duncan wants to watch with us. Unfortunately Duncan often has nightmares after seeing a really good (or bad) scary movie.

Anyway...when we went to see Underworld: Evolution with Mark and Matthew we saw a preview for Slither. Not only did Nathan Fillion star in it, the movie looked damn fun--not like your typical doom and gloom, umpteen twenty-somethings get offed during the course of the movie horror flick.

We ended up at the 12:10 showing today because Duncan had a basketball game during our normal movie outing time slot (they lost btw...very badly). Duncan and Cal stayed with mom and Mike and I met Mark and Matthew for what turned out to be a very fun and very gross movie.

The plot revolves around a big slug making its way to earth via meteorite. The big slug infects an unsuspecting human, taking over said human and proceeding to populate the earth with many little slugs. That way it can have an army to control and get lots and lots of food. The lots and lots of food ends up being meat--eventually all the meat Earth has to offer. After depleting the planet's food source, the alien slug moves on to another planet (how was never said) and does the same thing all over again. Pretty nasty, huh?

As I mentioned earlier the movie is gross--but in a good way. The cgi baby slugs that hatch and infect the townsfolk are deceptively creepy. Imagine a really fast-moving slug about two fingers wide that enters the human host through the mouth. Plus it leaves a slime trail. Once infected the human host loses all personality, instead becoming just another part of the original alien host mind. Makes it so much easier for the heroes to be spotted by the bad guy when any infected human or animal sees them.

I don't want to give away the movie if you've a mind to see it. If you're like me and enjoy a horror flick that doesn't take itself too seriously and does a stellar job with the creepy creature effects, go see Slither.

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