Growth is a monster flick so I automatically have an interest even if it had turned out completely Palin. It has some instant negatives in obvious low budget, middling computer effects, and it is about wiggling worm things which are far from personable. However, upon watching it did turn out to be better than, my admittedly low, expectations.
The story is basically this: On an island a bunch of science idiots once tried to make people faster, stronger, and whatever. Instead of bionics these subgeniuses decided that parasitic worms would be a good idea. Wrong. Wrong. Oh so wrong. Things got out of hand and nearly everyone died. But they won.
Or did they?
Now years later a woman returns to the island cause it seems she inherieted some property (though if I inherited property on killer worm island I MIGHT let it pass) It turns out of course the worms aren't gone and soon things pretty much go up hell in a handbasket style with a side order of wormy fu.
Now why did I like it? Well first, it was fast pace. Those worms were pretty much out at the gate and the film never looked back.. .well it did there were a lot of flashbacks but you understand. Secondly, there was a sense of story and past here. It wasn't just idiots wander into a group of killer worms. I almost wish there was a presequel to this film. It could be very early croenberg. Finally, I like that if you got wormed you also got for a short time super powers before they eat your brain. There's a scene where a worm bait guy gets hit with a rock outside a bar. He doesn't even flinch just turns around stomps the black top which cracks like a mirror and picks up a big hunk. His date stops him, but you know if he had tossed that stone it was going to go THROUGH someone.
Now THAT'S entertainment. Can't give it four stars, total thumbs up or anything like that, but for a worm film it was pretty ok. Not Slither great but not leeches bad.