A Spanish-USA co-production with exteriors shot in the small town of
Lyons, Wayne County in the up-state of NY, and with the interior
scenes shot in Spain. It's a catastrophe horror with slugs going mutant
after pollution. Hey, in the 1970's and 80's they made catastrophe
films about a whole bunch of animals and insects attacking people, so
why not Slugs also ?
Films about Killer - Bugs, - Bees, - Spiders, - Ants, - Worms, - Parasytes,
- Rats, - Bears, - Crocodiles, - Sharks, - Whales, - Birds, - Snakes,
- Dogs, - Cats (surely?) ... OK, i can't think about more deadly critters
This GREAT trashy B-movie of a film has an almost Zero
budget which can be seen in the atrocious acting, but the gore and special
are fine and innovatively done even though made on the cheap (great
interviews with the special effects guys, Carlo De Marchis and Gonzalo
Gonzalo about how they made them). Meet The Mutant Man-Eating
Slugs - the slugs were delightfully nasty.
Mike Brady (Michael Garfield) is the Wayne County Health
Inspector (and not then of the 1970's punkrock singer with his group
Chairs, but of the town in New York state) and he desperately tries
to warn an assortment of officials as the police and the Mayor etc.
town actually are under attack by Killer slugs, but to no avail, and
soon the creatures attack from the sewers, from the water taps and from
The Salad scene made me nauseous and poor Dave (Emilio Linder). Fine
miniatures and explosions.
This UK Arrow Films Blu-ray edition is presented in
widescreen 1.85:1 and with an english mono with english subtitles
Extras: 2 separate audio commentaries - one with the author of the novel,
Shaun Hutson, and one with Chris Alexander, Here's Slugs in your Eye:
interview with actor Emilio Linder (7 minutes in spanish with subs,
2016), They Slime, They Ooze, They Kill: interview with special effects
Carlo De Marchis (10 minutes in italian with subs, 2016), Invasion USA:
interview with art director Gonzalo Gonzalo (11 minutes in spanish with
subs, 2016), The Lyons Den: interview with production manager Larry
Ann Evans (Lyons, Wayne County, 20 minutes in english, 2016 - a very
likeable woman), trailer, a Booklet
She remembers something funny, as when she told Juan
Piquer Simón about how bad the acting was in some scene: JPS
"Esta bien, esta bien"