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Squirm (1976)

R | | Horror | 30 July 1976 (USA)
A storm 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.

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Peter MacLean ...
Sheriff Jim Reston (as Peter Mac Lean)
Fran Higgins ...
William Newman ...
Quigley
Barbara Quinn ...
Sheriff's Girl
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Willie Grimes
Angel Sande ...
Millie
Carol Jean Owens ...
Lizzie
Kim Iocouvozzi ...
Hank
Walter Dimmick ...
Danny
Leslie Thorsen ...
Bonnie
Julia Klopp ...
Mrs. Klopp
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In Fly Creek, a storm knocks down the power lines, transforming worms in mutant creatures. Mick travels from New York to meet his girlfriend Geri Sanders and stays at her home with her mother Naomi Sanders and her sister Alma Sanders. On the arrival, Mick has a friction with Sheriff Jim Reston and with Geri's neighbor Roger Grimes that woos her. Soon they find that Fly Creek is infested of carnivorous worms that are devouring the inhabitants, but Sheriff Reston believes it is a prank of Mick. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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30 July 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Noite do Terror Rastejante  »

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$470,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

R.A. Dow, who played Roger, was a Method actor and lived in Port Wentworth, Georgia, for a few weeks before the shoot began so he could develop a feel for the local character. See more »

Goofs

The first in the kitchen Mama declared, "...the fridge is out. All the food will spoil!" There is nothing in the fridge, not even shelving or stains on the walls. I guess 1976 didn't think there would be "pause" buttons :-) See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: [making love to his girl in an empty jail cell] How do you like the accomodations?
The Sheriff's Girl: Just fine, honey!
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Featured in Digging In: The Making of Squirm (2014) See more »

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A Million Ways to Love You
(uncredited)
Music by Robert Prince
Lyrics by Hal Hackady
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Lame, but Cult for Many
13 February 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Fly Creek, a storm knocks down the power lines, transforming worms in mutant creatures. Mick (Don Scardino) travels from New York to meet his girlfriend Geri Sanders (Patricia Pearcy) and stays at her home with her mother Naomi Sanders (Jean Sullivan) and her sister Alma Sanders (Fran Higgins). On the arrival, Mick has a friction with Sheriff Jim Reston (Peter MacLean) and with Geri's neighbor Roger Grimes (R.A. Dow) that woos her. Soon they find that Fly Creek is infested of carnivorous worms that are devouring the inhabitants, but Sheriff Reston believes it is a prank of Mick.

"Squirm" is a lame and laughable trash movie about carnivorous worms. The silly story associated to the poor performances and annoying accent makes this film terrible to see and hear; however it is cult for many viewers. But the gorgeous Patricia Pearcy makes it worthwhile watching. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "A Noite do Terror Rastejante" ("The Night of the Terror Crawly")


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