"Gunn lovingly hacks up the whole horror-comedy genre with the giddily disgusting tale..." -- Grade: B+
"[W]hat makes it work is how nimbly it slaloms from yucks to yuks, slip-sliding from horror to comedy and back again on its gore-slicked foundation."
New York Times
"SLITHER is a throwback to the playful, squishy, slightly queasy-making horror films of the 1980s..."Los Angeles Times
"For those who enjoy entertaining gross-out horror flicks, SLITHER satisfies. The squeamish should probably keep their distance."USA Today
"[Gunn has] raised his game with his debut as a director of features....The horror and gross-out punch lines are leavened by a dry humour."
Sight and Sound
3 stars out of 5 -- "[Gunn is] clearly having a riot, slathering SLITHER's monsters with 300 gallons of methylcellulose slime....Great fun..."
3 stars out of 5 -- "[Gunn] happily packs this horror parody with a virtual jukebox of familiar movie references."
"Gunn takes a plot...and has his wicked, gory way with it. You'll love getting slimed."Rolling Stone