Nathan Fillion. Comedy/Sci-fi/Horror.
small town is engulfed with slug-like aliens that take over people’s
minds and bodies in search of more and more meat to consume.
Just really offensive if you don’t like this type of fare
- 50s sci-fi camp mixed with modern-day special effects and a generous
supply of blood and alien deformity.
It’s a complete
retread, conjuring up ideas and images from dozens of other films,
but it works. It’s funny, and the actors never take themselves
A meteor crashes to Earth
(imagine that) and an alien life force begins slithering away from
it. That life force happens upon Grant (Michael Rooker) and embeds
a parasite inside Grant’s chest, which quickly makes its way
to Grant’s brain and takes over his body and mind.
Grant is now a slightly
more attentive husband to his wife Starla (Banks, most recognized
from last year’s The 40-year Old Virgin). But he’s also
on a quest for meat, and 8, 10, or 14 rib eyes aren’t going
to meet his demands.
The town’s Sheriff,
Bill Pardy (Fillion) still holds a torch for Starla. Once a local
woman goes missing and Grant was the last person seen with her,
the hunt is on.
Starla, Sheriff Bill
and a team of deputies and concerned citizens track Grant (now comically
referred to as a ‘squid-thing’ because he is starting
to develop additional tentacle-like appendages) to the forest just
outside town, where a number of pets and livestock have been slaughtered
recently. The local Piggly Wiggly or Albertson’s can no longer
supply Grant’s need for meat.
The posse finds the missing
woman just in time to witness an army of slug-like creatures being
dispatched to ‘zombify’ a significant portion of the
town’s population and consume the remainder. This alien life
force is really a collective of all of the zombified humans, being
directed by what was, at one time, Starla’s husband, Grant.
If you can accept the
foulness and the alien deformity, the movie is actually pretty funny.
It definitely warrants the R rating, and the expletives are plentiful.