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Squirm (1976)

 -  Horror  -  30 July 1976 (USA)
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At the beginning of the film, we learn from one of the characters that earthworms can be called to the surface with electricity, but somehow it turns them into vicious flesh-eaters. Sure ... See full summary »

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Patricia Pearcy ...
R.A. Dow ...
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Peter MacLean ...
Sheriff Jim Reston (as Peter Mac Lean)
Fran Higgins ...
William Newman ...
Quigley
Barbara Quinn ...
Sheriff's Girl
Carl Dagenhart ...
Willie Grimes
Angel Sande ...
Millie
Carol Jean Owens ...
Lizzie
Kim Iocouvozzi ...
Hank
Walter Dimmick ...
Danny
Leslie Thorsen ...
Bonnie
Julia Klopp ...
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At the beginning of the film, we learn from one of the characters that earthworms can be called to the surface with electricity, but somehow it turns them into vicious flesh-eaters. Sure enough, a storm that night causes some power lines to break and touch the ground, drawing millions of man-eating worms out of the earth, and into town where they quickly start munching on the locals. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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worm | georgia | storm | fishing | diner | See more »

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An avalanche of killer worms...writhing across the land in a tidal wave of terror! See more »

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30 July 1976 (USA)  »

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$470,000 (estimated)
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Director Jeff Lieberman cited Hitchcock's The Birds (1963) as the film's biggest influence. See more »

Goofs

When Mick, Geri and Roger are out in the boat, Roger shows the two of them his bitten-off thumb. In the next scene, when Roger grabs onto the dock, both of his thumbs are visible. See more »

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Roger Grimes: You gonna be da' worm face!
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Absolute Best of the 70's "Insect" movies.
13 May 2003 | by (Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

Reading some of the negative reviews for Squirm, I can't help but wonder if some people tend to prejudge it just because its "one of those 70's bug flicks". I saw this movie at the theater when it was first released, and watching it now on video, it still holds up today as a very well made film.

The set locations were perfect for giving that "small town down south" feeling. And, though the acting by some of the locals left something to be desired, I thought the main characters did a very good job, especially considering the type of movie this was. The music score was terrific and gave the film some great moments. The photography was very good, and probably one of the best using low-light scenes with only candles. And the special effects hold up very well by today's standards.

O.K., I'll point out a few negatives. Some of the dialog is hilariously bad, and tends to stereotype "southerners". Of course, as with most of these types of films, the science doesn't hold up, but thats why its called "science FICTION".

In closing, I can highly recommend this movie to any fan of sci-fi-nature-strikes-back and horror movies. But please, watch it with an open mind- you'll enjoy it better.

Definitely not MST3K material.


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