TROUBLE CITY

...A Killer What? - Day 31

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Slugs (1988)

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A Killer What?

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Killer slugs, mutated by toxic waste and with a teeth like a goddamn jaguar and acidic slime, invade a town. They’re huge and black and can strip a human down to a gooey skeleton in a few minutes. They swarm like a black, slimy carpet.

Is It Any Good?

It’s great, a good old fashioned Eco-horror movie with a strong body horror element. Slugs may be harmless but they’re disgusting and turning them into a real menace may seem silly but it works very well in this case.

It’s a pretty stock plot: irresponsible practices have lead to a swarm of killer something. If you’ve seen The Nest, Deadly Eyes, Bats, Squirm, Piranha, whatever. Slugs’ primary strength is in the inventiveness and nastiness of its gore effects. Just about any way that carnivorous slugs could kill a person is featured here.

The acting is perfectly acceptable, the plot is fairly standard but as a mostly forgotten Spanish-made picture form the late ‘80s it deserves the cult following it has attained and more. If you enjoy weird, gory, ‘80s movies then you’re doing yourself a disservice by not giving this a watch.

Watch, Toss, or Buy?

Buy, definitely buy.