Stephen Traxler's awful/wonderful monster movie Slithisis one of those films that always fills me with nostalgia for my childhood. I haven't seen the thing since I was a kid, but I have very fond memories of it. I'm curious to see if it still holds up and I'll be able to say definitively this June--because that's when Code Red is bringing the film to DVD for the very first time.

Details are few and far between at the moment, but the Code Red site has added the title with a June 1st release date--which is more than enough to get me excited. Code Red is on a nice little roll, first announcing they were bringing us a new version of the long out of print Madman and now giving Slithis some love. Here's to hoping they score some cool extras for this release.

If you've never seen Slithis you've been missing out. One part homage to the classic monster flicks, one part social commentary on the dangers of nuclear waste, and a whole lot of cheese, the film tells the tale of a monster spawned from radioactive sludge who terrorizes Venice, California. Only a high school teacher can save the day, because the cops are always inept in these films.

They just don't make them like this anymore, so be sure to grab a copy of this forgotten classic when it hits DVD.
categories Dvds, Horror