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The Worm Eaters (1977)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  27 July 1977 (USA)
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Herman Umgar, a German hermit, has an ability to communicate with worms. One day the mayor of the town runs him off his property, so in revenge he plants worms in everybody's food. However,... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Herb Robins ...
Herman Umgar
Lindsay Armstrong Black
Joseph Sacket
Robert Garrison
Muriel Cooper
Mike Garrison ...
Arnold Manhoef
Carla Ziegfeld
Barry Hostetler ...
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David McGrath
Claudette Wells
Cynthia Negri
Terry Smulen
Fred C. Dobbs
Shelley Golden
Emmett McGuire
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Herman Umgar, a German hermit, has an ability to communicate with worms. One day the mayor of the town runs him off his property, so in revenge he plants worms in everybody's food. However, these worms are a special breed of mutant worms from the Red Tide, and when the people eat them they are transformed into giant worms themselves. These worm-people also become Herman's slaves. What will the remaining do? Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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The 'Ma and Pa Rabinowitz Ranch Market' in the film is a reference to the parents of the director Herb Robins. His parents also make an appearance in the film sitting on chairs in front of the store. See more »

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Two old people and the chairs they're sitting on in one shot disappear in the next shot while the protesters are passing out pamphlets. See more »

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Herman Umgar: I'll rip your tongue off and slap ya silly with it!
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References All Through the Night (1941) See more »

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You'll End Up Eating Worms
Written by David Newman (as David L. Newman)
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Sick low grade would be comedy
29 March 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

1977 comedy (some facts list 1975) has Herb Robins assaulting the town using worms in a way that I really can't tell you for it would be giving away the surprise of the film. There is actual worm eating, and the ending is classic. Even got a chezzy title song. Played at the Seattle Film Festival in the mid-80's, this film got little attention and should be some sort of cult classic. Not recommended to people who don't want to see worm eating.


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