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Squirm (1976)

PG | | 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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Jeff Lieberman

Writer:

Jeff Lieberman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Scardino ... Mick
Patricia Pearcy ... Geri Sanders
R.A. Dow ... Roger Grimes
Jean Sullivan ... Naomi Sanders
Peter MacLean Peter MacLean ... Sheriff Jim Reston (as Peter Mac Lean)
Fran Higgins ... Alma Sanders
William Newman ... Quigley
Barbara Quinn Barbara Quinn ... Sheriff's Girl
Carl Dagenhart ... Willie Grimes
Angel Sande Angel Sande ... Millie
Carol Jean Owens Carol Jean Owens ... Lizzie
Kim Iocouvozzi Kim Iocouvozzi ... Hank
Walter Dimmick Walter Dimmick ... Danny
Leslie Thorsen Leslie Thorsen ... Bonnie
Julia Klopp Julia Klopp ... Mrs. Klopp
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An avalanche of killer worms...writhing across the land in a tidal wave of terror! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite do Terror Rastejante See more »

Filming Locations:

Port Wentworth, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$470,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Squirm Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The unearthly screeching sounds used for the worms are actually the electronically processed sounds of screaming pigs in slaughterhouses. See more »

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When Roger is attacking Mick the last time (biting his thigh) and Mick begins hitting him with a flashlight, he is obviously hitting his own hand rather than Roger's head. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: If your daddy was alive he'd tan your fanny!
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The current MGM re-release VHS is rated PG and the DVD is rated R. The R-rated version is one minute longer than the PG-rated version. See more »

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Soundtracks

A Million Ways to Love You
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Music by Robert Prince
Lyrics by Hal Hackady
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"Come on, no one's that southern!"
30 November 2003 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Squirm is a film that I first saw on Mystery Science Theater 3000 and I absolutely love that episode. It was just a terrific and hilarious one that will always give me a good laugh. Now believe it or not, I later found this film in the 5 dollar bin at Wal Mart and figured, why not? This movie was just so laughable, why not watch it and make up my own sarcasm. Well, when I watched the uncut version, actually I have to in some ways admit that this wasn't the worst film ever made, worthy of MST3K sarcasm, but I would say that the problems are minor and the film just needs a band-aid, lol. The music and southern accents are just a bit much.

Mick is coming to Fly Creek for a good country vacation and meeting an old friend, Geri. There was a nasty storm the night before and electricity hit the ground hard causing the worms to turn into killers. Mick and Geri, along with her creepy neighbor who is a mixture of Steve Young and Alvin the Chipmunk have to learn how to deal with it. But the worms are going to destroy the town and hopefully tone down the southern accents.

Squirm isn't necessarily a bad movie, well, I think it's one of those movies that it's so bad that it's actually good. Just the way the actors present a lot of the lines are a little distracting and get a good unintentional laugh like "Yer gonna be da worm face!" was said a little oddly. This is a great Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode I would recommend, but as a film, it's worth a look if you're into a cheesy drive in flick type of movie, otherwise, don't expect too much.

3/10


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