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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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Naomi Sanders
Peter MacLean ...
Sheriff Jim Reston (as Peter Mac Lean)
Fran Higgins ...
Alma Sanders
William Newman ...
Quigley
Barbara Quinn ...
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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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An avalanche of killer worms...writhing across the land in a tidal wave of terror! See more »

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A Noite do Terror Rastejante  »

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$470,000 (estimated)
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Sylvester Stallone eagerly pursued the casting agents for the part of Roger, and Martin Sheen was briefly attached to the project to play Mick. See more »

Goofs

When a worm slides down the wall behind Mick, it leaves a trail of slime that disappears in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Roger Grimes: You gonna be da' worm face!
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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A Million Ways to Love You
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Music by Robert Prince
Lyrics by Hal Hackady
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Fairly good if absurd horror movie of the 1970's.
22 November 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In the small town of Georgia, there was a violent storm in the night and when the power lines falls in the ground. There's millions of earth worms are coming out of the ground. In the next day, Mick (Don Scardino) is a young man from New York City. Who's meeting his lovely girlfriend Geri (Patricia Pearcy), her mother (The late Jean Sullivan) and her sister (Fran Higgins). Which Mick is staying for a couple of days, but when he goes sight-seeing with his girlfriend. They found skeleton and when they told their story to the local sheriff (Peter MacLean). Who's doesn't believe a word of their story. When Mick gets bitten from a worm, he believes that it might has something to do the skeleton they found. But once it's turns night, there's millions of earth worms are coming out of the night and attack the civilians of this small town. Which now Mick and his girlfriend's family are trying to stay alive until the next morning comes.

Written and Directed by Jeff Lieberman (Blue Sunshine, Just Before Dawn, Remote Control) made an decent entertainment horror movie that is intentionally silly at times but it also has some good shock sequences. Lieberman actually takes his time to get the know the characters well enough before they killed or actually by these disgusting worms in the movie. Sure, there's problems in his script. But the cast is good (especially Scardino) and it has good gross make-up effects by Six Time Oscar-Winner:Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Hellboy, Planet of the Apes "2001"). Some people find this movie so awful that is was actually shown in "Mystery Science Theater 3000". Sure, the movie is actually much more sillier today but i think it's genuinely well made for its time and seeing the character of Roger (D.A. Grimes), who was attacked by worms twice is a bit too much. But it does some good shock values and i did have the occasional jump scare in my chair. Horror fans will enjoy more than the others. It's worth a look. (*** ½/*****).


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