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Jeff Lieberman (written by)
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Release Date:
30 July 1976 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
An avalanche of killer worms...writhing across the land in a tidal wave of terror! See more »
Plot:
At the beginning of the film, we learn from one of the characters that earthworms can be called to the surface with electricity... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Don Scardino ... Mick
Patricia Pearcy ... Geri Sanders
R.A. Dow ... Roger Grimes

Jean Sullivan ... Naomi Sanders
Peter MacLean ... Sheriff Jim Reston (as Peter Mac Lean)
Fran Higgins ... Alma Sanders
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 ... Mrs. Klopp
Ralph Flanders ... 1st Man at Lunch Counter
Albert Smith ... 2nd Man at Lunch Counter
Jim Shirah ... 3rd Man at Lunch Counter
Harold Mumm ... Bus Driver
W.A. Lindblad ... Power Line Repairman (as W.A. Lindblatt)
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Directed by
Jeff Lieberman 
 
Writing credits
Jeff Lieberman (written by)

Produced by
Joseph Beruh .... executive producer
Edgar Lansbury .... executive producer
George Manasse .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Prince 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Mangine (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Brian Smedley-Aston 
 
Casting by
Geri Windsor 
 
Art Direction by
Henry Shrady 
 
Costume Design by
Dianne Finn-Chapman  (as Dianne Finn Chapman)
 
Makeup Department
Rick Baker .... makeup designer
Norman Page .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Don Blackburn .... unit manager
Peter Kean .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Hindenburg .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Neal DeLuca .... assistant art director (as Neal De Luca)
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... prop master (as Bruce Steinheimer)
 
Sound Department
Harriet Fidlow .... sound editor (as Harriet Glickstein)
George Burton Goen II .... location sound (as George Goen)
Al Gramaglia .... recording mixer: Magno Sound
Dan Sable .... sound editor: Magnofex
Bernard Stevens .... assistant sound editor
Luis Vidal .... boom man
 
Special Effects by
Don Farnsworth .... special effects
Lee Howard .... special effects
Bill Milling .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Balton .... assistant camera
Mik Cribben .... stillman
Robert Ippolito .... key grip (as Bob Ippolito)
Kevin Janicelli .... best boy
William W. Lister .... gaffer (as Bill Lister)
Jon Neuburger .... second assistant camera (as John Neuberger)
Jerry Whittington .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
David Fatt .... assistant editor
Lois Freeman .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Hal Hackady .... lyricist
 
Other crew
Bill Chant .... location coordinator
Ed Geil .... assistant to production manager
Rick Hutto .... production assistant
Darrell Jonas .... production coordinator
Deborah Kiser .... production assistant (as Debbie Kiser)
Lee Minter .... production assistant
Nan Pearlman .... production associate
Connie Poindexter .... production assistant
Judy Rosenthal .... script supervisor
David Sheldon .... production executive (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
92 min | USA:93 min (uncut version)
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Certification:
Australia:M | France:-16 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Norway:16 | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (uncut DVD version) (2013) | USA:PG | USA:R (original rating) | West Germany:18 (cut)

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Trivia:
Jeff Lieberman chose Brian Smedley-Aston to edit the film because Smedley-Aston was the editor on Performance (1970), one of Lieberman's favorite films.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)See more »

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10 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Icky, 16 January 2005
Author: Gafke from United States

On a dark and stormy night in Yeehaw Georgia, a powerful electrical storm downs the power lines, and the electricity floods the muddy ground, awakening the vast population of worms! Unfortunately, the electricity doesn't turn the worms into Giant Worms, or mutant worms, it just makes them kind of cranky.

Enter Mick, a wimpy antique enthusiast who has come to Georgia on vacation to visit his Southern Belle girlfriend Jerri, a scrawny redhead with an outrageous Scarlet O'Hara accent. Jerri lives with her whacked out mother and her odd looking sister, and is stalked by the local worm salesman's son Roger, a big dumb guy with an IQ of a cucumber. Mick's vacation turns out to be anything but restful, as he encounters a worm in a chocolate soda, a skeleton on the ground and a creepy sheriff with frightening teeth and gravity defying hair. By the time he and Jerri realize what is happening in the small town of Fly Creek, it is too late. The worms flood the streets and houses like an angry swarm of spaghetti, consuming any and all who stand in their way. Will anyone survive the night?

I've never been able to figure out if this was supposed to be a black comedy or if we're supposed to take the worm threat seriously. Either way, the only thing this film did for me was to make me feel incredibly filthy. Filmed on location in Georgia, this film was also too convincing in it's portrayal of the rural south: I kept waiting for the banjo music to start up, kept waiting for Roger or the sheriff to ask Mick to "squeal like a pig." I couldn't feel sorry for the people who ended up as worm food because they were all so icky. I didn't care if young lovers Mick and Jerri lived to see another day - they're both so wimpy and whiny you won't care much either. The only character I actually enjoyed was Alma, Jerri's kid Amazon sister with her smart ass attitude and weird clothes. Other than that, I spent the majority of the film cheering on the worms.

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