GeekVault Reviews: Slugs

GeekVault Reviews: Slugs


Actual Movie:

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 


Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Directed By: Juan Piquer Simón

Starring: Michael Garfield

Plot Synopsis:

A rural town becomes prey to a strain of Black Slugs spawned from toxic waste dumping and it’s up to the local health inspector to stop them.


I really don’t know where to start with my review of Slugs.  OK.  It’s a bad movie.  A horrible movie.  A “shit-tastic” movie.  The acting is horrible and the plot is ridiculous (they’re SLUGS! Mutant Slugs, but still they’re slow and they can be squished).  However, the precedings are so laughable and ridiculous, and the acting so bad, it’s endearing.  All this is highlighted by some of the grossest, sickest, nonsensical gore you’ll ever see in a movie.

Slugs was directed by Spanish director Juan Piquer Simón (credited as J. P. Simon on the DVD box) and I believe this is his only English film.  His direction is what you’d expect for a C-grade take on 50′s “Mutant Creature” flicks.  But, what I do want to praise him for is the crazy gore and some pretty awesome explosions.

Some of my favorite moments are as follows:

  • These slugs enjoy eating people’s faces off.
  • These slugs can drag away a human body.
  • Never have sex in a room full of slugs.  It ends very badly.
  • These slugs have TEETH!
  • Quotes like : “How about when I get back, we get naked and crazy?” and “You ain’t got the authority to declare Happy Birthday! Not in this town!” never get old.
  • When you eat a piece of a Mutant Slug, worms explode out of your face. Makes sense to me.
  • Fertilizer and 1 can of gasoline will decimate a house and make Michael Bay jealous.

There’s not much more I can say about this flick.  Grab some friends and some booze and have a good time with Slugs.  If you’re in the right mood, and have like-minded friends, this will be a great time.

Slugs is some of the most enjoyable piles of crap I’ve ever had the pleasure of viewing.  For a “live tweet” of my viewing of Slugs, head over to Twitter (#slugs).