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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.

Director:

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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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 film claims to be based on an actual incident that took place in Fly Creek, Georgia. In fact, the film is entirely fictional. There is no such place as"Fly Creek." See more »

Goofs

When Mick, Jerry and Roger goes fishing, they leave a dingy at the dock that is not there when Mick is dropped off. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: If your daddy was alive he'd tan your fanny!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Featured in Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues from Hell (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

A Million Ways to Love You
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Music by Robert Prince
Lyrics by Hal Hackady
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An Excellent Late-Night Movie!
3 July 2003 | by SamuelOBrownSee all my reviews

Oh,come on,people! What's everybody moaning about? This is an excellent late-night movie! I first saw this when I was thirteen-years-old and I loved it! All the elements were just right. Did anyone mention that Don Scardino was in another cult favorite called "He Knows You're Alone"? Or that Rick Baker's name is in the end credits under "Make-Up"? Both guys had to start somewhere. Yes,I did see this on MST3K and it was hilarious! Sadly,we never got a "Squirm 2",either. Sure the movie is about worms,but what did you expect from the title? This is the kind of cult film that I'm sure Joe Bob Briggs would appreciate!


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