HALLOWEEN HORROR #1
Slithis is one of the films that makes me think of the kids book Paulie Pastrami. Young Paulie achieves "world peace" by giving cupcakes out to everyone he meets. I think I'd do this with monster movies-and Slithis, while not a particularly stunning achievement, it is a perfect bit of man in a suit going GWARRRRRRRGH and terrorizing a small community that just might heal any emotional wounds you may have.
Just say it...SPAWN OF THE SLITHIS. Feels good. Do it for 50 minutes and then send me 90 bucks.
How many movies feature slow motion fat kid playing frisbee to a six million dollar man style sound? ONE.
People are attacked by an AWESOME rubber monster!! Some detective work ensues.
I just like typing Slithis. Sorry.
I'm going to add it to my dictionary so that spellcheck realizes the might of SLITHIS!
Anyway, there is an awesome subplot about the homeless population (of about 4) in this little town. Not only do they have a social system that must be investigated and information comes in the currency of 5 dollar wine, but they provide fodder for...you know who.
The filmmakers nailed "gnarly homeless platoon" in true Street Trash manner by the way.
There is a big conclusion that has the mega monster getting messed with anchors and belly showing man flying kung fu (sorta). It is awesome fun...I can't really be critical of camera angles or anything like that. You could show SLITHIS eating cereal and farting while watching cartoons and it would still be great. See?
Slithis is a straight up monster flick from the 70s that will either bore or delight the viewer, depending on their outlook, sense of nostalgia or love of rubbery man beasts. I love all this and had actually never seen the film before this viewing. I enjoyed it a lot more than the MegaBeast monsters of recent memory, because the kids look like pictures from my youth and the whole thing has a vibe that doesn't just evoke Creature Double Feature monster movies, but also the time when I watched them. Stripey shirts, big collars and I think my childhood may have been in that frisbee slow motion at times.
If you love minor monster movies, you really should try SLITHIS!