Slugs (1988) - Horror

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Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community.

IMDB: 5.1
Director: Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Michael Garfield, Kim Terry
Length: 89 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 11 out of 75 found boring (14.66%)

One-line Reviews (58)

Slugs (1988) had the potential to be great fun as a b-movie horror but it fell way below expectations and soon become pretty boring!!!

SLUGS comes from director Juan Piquer Simon who is best remembered for his cult favorite PIECES but this here is every bit as entertaining so we can really give him credit for two of the most fun bad movies of the decade.

There're gruesome killings , rip-roaring action , thrills , chills and results to be briefly entertaining .

" Entertaining so-bad-it's-good horror.

Right from the beginning as the mystery thickens there is no slowness in the build-up of the tale as with similar monster flicks, it's entertaining and watchable right from the start.

The film manages to stay entertaining throughout mostly because of the fact that every ridiculous and illogical sequence is topped by an even more illogical and ridiculous one.

But, it's so painfully on target for this type of film, it's thoroughly enjoyable.

The plot's every bit as trite and predictable as the above synopsis suggests.

Still, this was a really entertaining film.

It would take a cinematic auteur of godlike genius to make an effectively scary film out of Sean Hutson's trashy horror novel Slugs; Juan Piquer Simon, the man responsible for the amazingly bad but hugely enjoyable slasher Pieces, is not that genius.

There is nothing scary about a squishy, slow moving, five inch slug.

On the whole this is a suspenseful and tense thriller especially at the amazing ending tableau when Michael Garfield and his helper have to tackle the massive slugs at the lair in the final .

The film, like any Ed Wood or Rene Cardona film, is entertaining.

It's 90 minutes worth of engaging nonsense.

As bad and silly as this movie gets at times, it remains a perfectly fun and entertaining watch.

In several different, contrived ways.

The characters are developed before being messily dispatched and despite lots of trite dialogue, you end up caring for the people involved.

The Gore Keeps the Film Entertaining .

Is the film a fun filled romp that is absurd, gore filled, cheezy and enjoyable if you let it be so?

Slugs is very entertaining and you won't get bored whilst watching.

I enjoyed it.

it is actually pretty damn entertaining and good!

Sure it was still goofy, but in a very enjoyable way.

Gory and entertaining horror flick about murderous slugs.

While admittedly light on plot or compelling characters, the main stars of the flick remain the ugly black slugs who leave a trail of carnage in their wake.

Both the script and direction are very plodding and inept.

Humans are portrayed as greedy, stupid, racist, alcoholic, and, in one pointless scene, as would-be rapists.

Here's an example of that rarity, an enjoyable late '80s horror film.

"Slugs: The Movie" is a gory, extremely entertaining B-movie.

Harold puts his glove back on (just the thought of this in reality really grosses me out) & feels intense pain which makes him thrash about & cause an accident that blows his greenhouse up.

Unsurprisingly, the film's plot is utter cods-wallop—predictable creature-feature nonsense about a toxic spill that mutates usually harmless gastropods, turning them into carnivorous killers—and the lousy cast do little to help matters delivering performances that range from mediocre to downright awful.

This was one of the worst movies I have ever seen!

However, the profoundly uncomfortable sense of unceasing, stomach-knotting vileness which permeates every last fetid frame of this gross, grimy, hideously ghastly fright flick makes it perversely enjoyable just the same.

Slugs, muerte viscosa: Grisly but entertaining .

Piquer Simon is one of those directors whose films end up entertaining for all the wrong reasons.

It turned out to be a quite surprising and entertaining creature feature.

The Final Verdict: One of the most entertaining films ever, this one delivers the gory goods and always packs something in that will entertain.

I found all the characters very boring and awfully poor actors even for a b-movie and i was routing for the slugs from the start!

" Slugs, as a species, are known for being slow and easily killed with salt.

Otherwise why would he pick one of the slowest most passive creatures to do a horror movie about?

I'm not even gonna waste time on this one; it's not funny, not scary, practically unwatchable and only occassionaly gory(the FX suck though(no pun intended)).

I wasn't expecting much of this film, but it turned out to be a really enjoyable horror romp from beginning to end.

They continue to allow the creatures to come up on them, and it becomes a little repetitive to keep on using that same style sequence over and over again.

The script gleefully indulges in cliché.

maybe 6 and a half or even seven, For it's kind of film I can say it is above average for sure and some of the scenes are plain disturbing to me and not in a so bad it's good way all the time either, For one it breaks the cliché of someone who does something as terrible as attempt to rape a young classmate of theirs being doomed to die, Now at the very same time the young woman who is attacked ends up being the one to meet a horrible fate at the hands of the slimy title creatures.

The mysterious deaths continue at an alarming rate, after examining the evidence Mike suspects that killer Slugs mutated by toxic waste may be responsible but has a hard time convincing anyone.

People get dragged away, while others get pulled down; are the slugs really that strong?

Perfectly enjoyable...

A Spanish film made in the USA with third or fourth rate actors giving a kind of "Falcon Crest" dimension to the whole affair is a wonderful way to waste your time, as well as wasting the money of those who backed the project financially.

I mean, it is one of the slowest creatures in the world after all!.

I mean they have to be one of the slowest creatures on the planet.

A cool monster movie worth watching over and over again, 9 STARS.

The cardboard cut-out characters are dull and nondescript.

There's enough bad acting, silly dialog, illogical plot twists, lame special effects, pointless scenes, and poor dubbing to hold your attention.

The acting in the movie was knock down, drag out, steal your wallet, punch your girlfriend, kill your dog, BAD.

Or is the town doomed to be destroyed by slimy, slow gastropods?

While there are probably too many scenes involving people walking into offices and receiving phone messages (if ever there was a movie to be fundamentally altered by cell phones, it's this), the narrative structure is solid, and decent production values allow for a surprisingly exciting and large scale ending – even if Brady's final plan is preposterously reckless.

A mutant strain of your average inveterate garden pests develop an insatiable craving for human flesh and subsequently start snacking on the deserving dipstick denizens of a heretofore dreary and uneventful snobby upstate New York suburb.