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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 ... 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

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This was the night of the CRAWLING 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:

Squirm 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

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 »

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

Roger Grimes: You gonna be da' worm face!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

A Million Ways to Love You
(uncredited)
Music by Robert Prince
Lyrics by Hal Hackady
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Lame, but Cult for Many
13 February 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Fly Creek, a storm knocks down the power lines, transforming worms in mutant creatures. Mick (Don Scardino) travels from New York to meet his girlfriend Geri Sanders (Patricia Pearcy) and stays at her home with her mother Naomi Sanders (Jean Sullivan) and her sister Alma Sanders (Fran Higgins). On the arrival, Mick has a friction with Sheriff Jim Reston (Peter MacLean) and with Geri's neighbor Roger Grimes (R.A. Dow) 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.

"Squirm" is a lame and laughable trash movie about carnivorous worms. The silly story associated to the poor performances and annoying accent makes this film terrible to see and hear; however it is cult for many viewers. But the gorgeous Patricia Pearcy makes it worthwhile watching. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "A Noite do Terror Rastejante" ("The Night of the Terror Crawly")


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