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Writer:
Jeff Lieberman (written by)
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Release Date:
30 July 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Great '70's creature feature! See more (99 total) »

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)

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:
Revealing mistakes: When Mick is investigating the truck after getting off the boat and using his lighter as a source of light, shadows make it obvious that beneath him there is an unseen light source.See more »
Quotes:
Sheriff:If your daddy was alive he'd tan your fanny!See more »
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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Great '70's creature feature!, 2 July 2006
Author: hammerfan1 from United States

"Squirm" is set in rural Fly Creek, Georgia in the aftermath of a violent storm. Power lines are knocked down by the storm and are feeding electricity into the wet ground. This drives the worms crazy, and for some reason, to crave flesh. The day after the storm, a young man from NYC, Mick, arrives by bus to visit his new girlfriend, Gerry, a resident of Fly Creek. As strange events begin to unfold, the young couple turn detective and try to solve the mystery. They find a corpse, lose a corpse, frustrate Gerry's jealous neighbor, and try the patience of the local sheriff more than once. Will they be able to crack the case in time to save the town?! Tune in to see.

Director Jeff Lieberman did not direct many films , but he does a great job with this one. The pacing is great, and the cinematography is some of the best work done on a horror film during the 1970's. He includes plenty of humor and suspense, the required ingredients in these films. The lead actors also do a great job. Don Scardino, as Mick, looks like a young Horatio Caine trying figure out what is going on in this small town. He comes off as likable and heroic in an amateurish fashion. Patricia Pearcy plays Gerry, the perfect young southern belle. She's well mannered, attractive and has a subtle sexuality that you don't usually see in horror films. Though not a great acting performance, she seems comfortable in the role. She and Scardino seem to have real chemistry, which is refreshing to see in a low budget creature feature. The rest of the cast is hit and miss. Gerry's family, her love lorn neighbor, and the local sheriff are perfect. The rest of the cast seems to have no acting experience whatsoever.

This is a fun movie to watch late at night. The low budget limits this film's potential, but the cast, as well as the excellent direction, make this a must see.

The song that plays over the opening and closing credits is perfect. It sets exactly the right tone for the film.

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