Lair of the White Worm Movie 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.


Comments

Lair of the White Worm Rating

" Grim "

Rating: R, 1988

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