James Gunn is mostly known nowadays for his work with Marvel Studios for the Guardians of the Galaxy duology (and his famous firing and re-hiring from said company), and his most recent DC release The Suicide Squad which he made during his Marvel hiatus (similarities between this movie and the character of Starro not withstanding!)Before Marvel took a chance on him, he was a reasonably well known writer, having worked on the two Scooby-Doo live action movies, as well as writing Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead remake. After his work on Dawn of the Dead he started writing Slither, a tribute and homage to the horror B-movies he loved.With obvious homages to Shivers, The Blob, The Thing and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (but not Night of the Creeps, despite popular opinion that it is!), Slither is a gruesome, grotesque, imaginative take on an alien creature's plans to dominate the Earth, featuring excellent practical creature effects and imagery that you won't forget for a long time.And what does the sex toy industry have to do with the production of Slither? Find out in this episode!I would love to hear your thoughts on Slither! GET IN TOUCH.... Twitter @verbaldiorama Instagram @verbaldiorama Facebook @verbaldiorama Letterboxd @verbaldiorama Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com Website verbaldiorama.comSUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA.... Leave a 5-star rating/review: Apple Podcasts or Podchaser Join the Patreon: https://verbaldiorama.com/patreonThank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Scott, Mark, Brendan, Ian, Lisa, Dan, Sam and brand-new patrons Will and Jack!Buy Merch! https://verbaldiorama.com/merch Tees, mugs, hoodies and totes are available!EPISODE THANKS TO....Most excellent patrons:Sam from Movie Reviews in 20 Q's for his Patron thoughts. You can find him @MovieReviewsIn on TwitterSubscribe, follow and listen to Movie Reviews in 20 Q's in your podcast app of choice!And also to Patron Dan for his thoughts!Twitter peeps@WeWatchedAThingInstagram folk@thecinemaguys@stuntgoatanimationFacebook chumsNone this timeTheme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme SongMusic by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios.