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Slugs(1988)(Review)[Weirdo Wednesday]

Director J.P. Simon has a reputation for his distinctive, disgusting taste. A majority of his directing canon proves to often be an exercise in visceral gore, female nudity, dark humor, and absolutely absurd visual elements. In 1988, he took a more subtle approach to the animal attack genre with “Slugs”.

When a bunch of murderous slugs go on a rampage, county Health Inspector Mike Brady tries to stop them from destroying the entire city. It’s a silly, simple concept put on display in such a rich, fulfilling way. There are scenes of excessively hilarious violence, crazy characters, and all the traditional JP Simon tropes except through a more calming, almost mainstream approach. We get exploding heads, people eaten alive, and even a ‘Final Destination’ style home explosion.

While it has no interest in reinventing the wheel, it certainly has enough flavor and personality to justify checking it out. Its gross and slimy, it’s violent and funny, it’s just an overall fun time.

“Slugs” is currently available to stream on Tubi, Amazon Prime, and Vudu.

‘Til Next Time,
Mike Cleopatra

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