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Review: Slugs (Arrow Video)

3.5 stars
Starring: Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, Phillip MacHale, Alicia Morrow, Santiago Alvarez

Directed: Juan Piquer Simon

Release Date: October 4, 2016

Run Time: 89 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Audio: English Subtitles:

Distributor: Arrow Video



From celebrated Spanish director Juan Piquer Simón, the man behind the truly demented slasher flick Pieces (1982), comes a terrifying tale of mutant slugs on the rampage in small-town America.

The townsfolk of a rural community are dying in strange and gruesome circumstances. Following the trail of horrifically mutilated cadavers, resident health inspector Mike Brady is on the case to piece together the mystery. He soon comes to a terrifying conclusion giant slugs are breeding in the sewers beneath the town, and they re making a meal of the locals!

Based on the novel by acclaimed British horror author Shaun Hutson, Slugs outdoes its creature feature peers by adding an extra dose of gross-out gore into the equation, culminating in one of the most squirm-inducing animal attack movies ever to slither its way across screens.




Audio Language: English

The Sound Quality is pretty good with clear dialog and bassy tones when they hit.

Rating: 4.5 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality looks top-notch here with popping colors and sharp details While at the same time still holding that 80’s look.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: February 5, 1988 (USA)
Disc release Date: October 4, 2016 (USA)
  • Brand new restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed PCM Stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by writer and filmmaker Chris Alexander
  • Here s Slugs In Your Eye an interview with actor Emilio Linder
  • They Slime, They Ooze, They Kill: The Effects of Slugs an interview with special effects artist Carlo De Marchis
  • Invasion USA an interview with art director Gonzalo Gonzalo
  • The Lyons Den an interview and locations tour with production manager Larry Ann Evans
  • 1988 Goya Awards promo reel
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter
  • Fully-illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by writer Michael Gingold
My Thoughts

Slugs is a Horror Film dealing with Mutated Slugs that have a Bite and travel in packs to hunt down its prey. Slimy Creators lurking in gardens and sewers are creating a havoc in a small town taking out animals and people in their way. Don’t worry are health inspector is on the case.

The Story is not as cheesy as i thought but it’s still has it. The Slugs at some points are creepy and interesting to look at but also at time funny to think that slugs have the power to pull down humans to eat them. The story is OK no Character building and acting can be up and down but not bad. We have some Nudity and good gore with slugs eating eyes squirming of people.

Overall the film was a fun viewing. It’s not a great film but it’s still entertaining and worth the check. An OK Story with a crazy plot for Horror, Gore, a little cheese factor, and OK acting make the film makes the film hold its own with other 80’s horror.

With that said I Give Slugs a 3.5 out of 5. Thinks to its weird Plot of Slugs taking over and making the story still work and stay creepy but at the same time still feeling a little cheesy makes this film worthy of sitting on your shelf. Check it out.



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Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

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Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.


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