Lair of the White Worm

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Lair of the White Worm Review


Ultra-cheesy low-budget horror flick give us Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, and, well, a really big worm. Donohoe vamps it up as the last acolyte of an ancient pagan snake-god religion in this ridiculous excuse for a movie, notable mainly for Grant's appearance as a researcher of sorts who gets caught up in the goings-on when a giant snake skull is dug up.

It's silly -- in fact, it's unbelievably silly -- to the point where some of the film's more absurd one-liners might make you giggle. Sure there are points where it gets awful: the hoedown where a hillbilly band sings a song about the legendary worm that once terrorized the area (complete with people in a snake costume which Grant slices in half) is a lowlight. The "special effects" -- which use cardboard overlays under which actual action takes place -- are worthy of the 1950s.

It goes without saying that you should watch for Donohoe, who turns into a blue snake-woman at the end and spends most of the front half of the movie in her underwear, seducing local townsfolk.

Believe it or not, it's actually based on a Bram Stoker novel.



Lair of the White Worm

Facts and Figures

Run time: 93 mins

In Theaters: Friday 21st October 1988

Budget: $2.5M

Distributed by: Vestron Video

Production compaines: White Lair

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Fresh: 13 Rotten: 9

IMDB: 5.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

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Starring: as Lady Sylvia Marsh, as Lord James D'Ampton, as Eve Trent, as Angus Flint, as Mary Trent, as Erny, Chris Pitt as Kevin, as Peters, Imogen Claire as Dorothy Trent, Christopher Gable as Joe Trent

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