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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 white foamy substance used in the worm transformation scenes and towards the end where Herman Umgar himself becomes a worm is standard Barbasol® brand shaving cream. 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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Happy Birthday
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Eating worms is sexy.
10 August 2012 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

The mayor and town council in California want to steal dirty hermit Umgar's land.They want to build condos for yuppie tourists.Unfortunately for them Umgar discovers that when a human eats one of his worms they become a giant worm themselves.It's time for worm eating."The Worm Eaters" by Herb Robins is totally bad taste horror comedy in the vein of John Waters works.Ted V.Mikels produced and distributed this piece of utter schlock.The characters are absurd and annoying,the humor is goofy and there are some mildly disgusting close-ups of worm eating.The film is obviously not as extreme as "Cannibal Holocaust" or similar exploitation classics.If you like amateurish Z-grade cinema check this worm out.5 worms out of 10.


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