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A mysterious meteor infected with a deadly alien plague brings chaos to a small hunting town in the feature-length directorial debut of screenwriter James Gunn (James Gunn, James Gunn). Booted out of bed by his young, trophy-wife Starla (Elizabeth Banks), and in desperate need of some female companionship, wealthy Grant Grant (Michael Rooker) picks up bar local floozy Brenda (Brenda James) and heads into the woods for a hedonistic night of extramarital excitement. When a flaming meteor lights up the sky before crashing to the ground nearby, Grant's curiosity gets the best of him and he sets out to find the space rock. Subsequently infected with a rampaging space virus, which he passes along to Brenda, Grant transforms into a horrific, cow-munching monster and begins terrorizing the town. As thousands of squirmy space slugs burrow into the brains of the unsuspecting Wheelsy denizens creating an ever-amassing horde of mindless space zombies, panic grips the small town and it's up to Starla, Sheriff Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion), and gung-ho mayor Jack MacReady (Gregg Henry) to put an end to the infection and save the planet. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 31, 2006


Nathan Fillion
as Sheriff Bill Pardy
Elizabeth Banks
as Starla Grant
Gregg Henry
as Jack MacReady
Michael Rooker
as Grant Grant
Tania Saulnier
as Kylie Strutemyer
Don Thompson
as Wally


James Gunn
Paul Brooks
Eric Newman
James Gunn
Gregory Middleton
Tyler Bates
Composer (Music Score)
John Axelrad
Andrew Neskoromny
Production Designer
Michael Norman Wong
Art Director
Jeff Levine
Jonathan Shore
Associate Producer
Thomas A. Bliss
Executive Producer
Scott Niemeyer
Executive Producer
Marc Abraham
Executive Producer
Norm Waitt
Executive Producer
Patricia Hargreaves
Costume Designer
Bryan C. Knight
First Assistant Director
Eyde Belasco
John Gajdecki
Visual Effects Supervisor
Dan Rebert
Creature Effects
Dan Rebert
Todd Masters
Creature Effects
Todd Masters
Shawn Williamson
Line Producer