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
On the region-1 DVD commentary of the film, Jeff Lieberman says that the old farmhouse used for Mr. Beardsley's home during the shoot is known as one of the most infamous haunted houses in Georgia. See more »
Near the end of the movie when Roger is attacking Mick, you can clearly see lights on in the house, even though all the power is supposed to be out. See more »
If you'd just come with us, I can show you where it happened.
Now, listen, fella, there's a lot of spaghetti here. It may take us 10, 15 minutes to finish it. That's a bigger head start than you deserve.
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This movie was initially rated R by the MPAA and released theatrically in that form in the US. Shortly after this initial theatrical release, the US distributor, American International Pictures, made some minor cuts to the picture and re-submitted it to the CARA. This new cut of the picture received a PG-rating and, subsequently, was also released theatrically by A.I.P. No additional edits were made specifically for the U.S. video release. The R-rated version has a slightly longer shot in the shower in the beginning of the film, and a slightly longer shot of the worms burying into Roger's face. See more »
Reading some of the negative reviews for Squirm, I can't help but wonder if some people tend to prejudge it just because its "one of those 70's bug flicks". I saw this movie at the theater when it was first released, and watching it now on video, it still holds up today as a very well made film.
The set locations were perfect for giving that "small town down south" feeling. And, though the acting by some of the locals left something to be desired, I thought the main characters did a very good job, especially considering the type of movie this was. The music score was terrific and gave the film some great moments. The photography was very good, and probably one of the best using low-light scenes with only candles. And the special effects hold up very well by today's standards.
O.K., I'll point out a few negatives. Some of the dialog is hilariously bad, and tends to stereotype "southerners". Of course, as with most of these types of films, the science doesn't hold up, but thats why its called "science FICTION".
In closing, I can highly recommend this movie to any fan of sci-fi-nature-strikes-back and horror movies. But please, watch it with an open mind- you'll enjoy it better.
Definitely not MST3K material.
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