In celebration of Guardians of the Galaxy coming out, I thought it'd be great to revisit this odd gem. I saw Slither in theaters back in 2006 and it's stuck with me in the years since. While I'm familiar with the Troma films, I only really knew of The Toxic Avenger. Still, I have an unabashed love for all things horror. To add to its charm, it also stars Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth Banks, before their careers had really exploded.
On James Gunn's website, he has come up with 50 (!) things that you probably didn't know about that movie. While it is gross-out body type horror, it is still a lot of fun and absurd in all sorts of ways.
He also has another movie, Super, which is just as crazy. He also wrote the Dawn of the Dead remake, with definite spots of dark humor. In other words, I adore James Gunn's work and can't wait to see what he does with bigger and bigger budgets.
Unfortunately, with the new baby arriving, we haven't got to see Guardians, but I hope we'll be able to slink away in the next couple weeks. But, from everything I've heard, he does a great job blending multiple disparate elements, as well as including the same type of grotesque humor that he's known for.