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The Lair of the White Worm ()


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When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.

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Lady Sylvia Marsh
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Lord James D'Ampton
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Eve Trent
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Angus Flint
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Mary Trent
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Peters
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P.C. Erny
Imogen Claire ...
Dorothy Trent
Chris Pitt ...
Kevin
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Nurse Gladwell
Christopher Gable ...
Joe Trent
Lloyd Peters ...
Jesus Christ
Miranda Coe ...
Maid / Nun
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Maid / Nun
Caron Anne Kelly ...
Maid / Nun
Fiona O'Connor ...
Maid / Nun
Caroline Pope ...
Maid / Nun
Elisha Scott ...
Maid / Nun
Tina Shaw ...
Maid / Nun
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Soldier / Witchdoctor
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Soldier / Witchdoctor
David Kiernan ...
Soldier / Witchdoctor
Matthew King ...
Soldier / Witchdoctor
Ross Murray ...
Soldier / Witchdoctor
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Soldier / Witchdoctor
Bob Smith ...
Soldier / Witchdoctor
Jackie Russell ...
Snakewoman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emilio Perez Machado ...
Bluegrass Lead Singer (uncredited)
Louise Newman ...
Bluegrass Violinist (uncredited)
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Police Radio (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Ken Russell

Written by

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Ken Russell ... (screenplay by)
 
Bram Stoker ... (adapted from the novel by)

Produced by

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Dan Ireland ... executive producer
William J. Quigley ... executive producer
Ken Russell ... producer
Ronaldo Vasconcellos ... line producer

Music by

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Stanislas Syrewicz

Cinematography by

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Dick Bush ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Peter Davies

Editorial Department

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Peter Hunt ... color grader
Joe Illing ... first assistant editor
Adrian Martin ... editor: video
Wayne Smith ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Gail Stevens

Production Design by

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Anne Tilby

Art Direction by

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John Ralph

Costume Design by

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Michael Jeffery

Makeup Department

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Stuart Conran ... special makeup effects artist
Karen Edwards ... hairdresser
Alan Hedgcock ... special makeup effects technician
Paul Jones ... special makeup effects artist
Dave Keen ... special makeup effects technician
Alistair McPherson ... special makeup effects technician
Pam Meager ... chief make-up artist
Elizabeth Moss ... make-up artist (as Liz Moss)
Steven Painter ... special makeup effects technician (as Steve Painter)
William Petty ... special makeup effects technician
Geoffrey Portass ... special makeup effects designer (as Geoff Portass)
Roy Puddefoot ... special makeup effects technician
Mary Roberts ... special makeup effects technician
Gary Ryan ... special makeup effects technician
Warwick Sayce ... special makeup effects technician
Karen Winnery ... special makeup effects technician

Production Management

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Laura Julian ... production manager
Jack Lorenz ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Christopher Hall ... first assistant director (as Chris Hall)
Cordelia Hardy ... third assistant director
Nick Heckstall-Smith ... second assistant director
Rupert Ryle-Hodges ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Tom Bowyer ... carpenter
Dean Coldham ... plaster crew
Alastair Gow ... construction manager
Ken Hawkey ... stand-by painter
Ron Higgins ... stand-by props
James Hunt ... scenic
Katie Kilroy ... production buyer (as Kate Kilroy)
Susan McLenachan ... stagehand
Eddie McMahon ... stand-by props
Brian Mitchell ... stand-by stagehand
Con Murphy ... stand-by rigger
Rodney Pincott ... property master
Ben Pulsford ... stagehand
Steven Sallybanks ... scenic
Robin Thistlewaite ... carpenter
Anne Tilby ... set designer
Chris Townsend ... set dresser
Brian West ... storeman
Tommy Westbrook ... stand-by carpenter
Debra Wilson ... assistant art director trainee

Sound Department

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Ray Beckett ... sound mixer
Blake Bedford ... sound assistant trainee
John Chandler ... boom operator
Paul Conway ... assistant sound editor
Nigel Galt ... sound editor
Ray Merrin ... assistant dubbing mixer
Jim Roddan ... footsteps editor
Bill Rowe ... dubbing mixer
Richard Wells ... sound maintenance

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Graham Aikman ... special effects crew
Dave Eltham ... special effects technician
Simon Hewitt ... special effects technician
Kate Murray ... sculptor
Simon Sayce ... special effects makeup supervisor
Cliff Wallace ... special makeup effects technician
Alan Whibley ... special effects supervisor

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John Cormican ... modeler (as Little John)
Mark Coulier ... modeler
Neill Gorton ... modeler
Arlind Junkerman ... modeler
Tony Lawrence ... video editor
Cliff Wallace ... modeler

Stunts

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Abbi Collins ... stunt double: Eve Trent
Chrissy Monk ... stunt double: Lady Sylvia
Stuart St. Paul ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steve Blake ... gaffer
Richard Brierley ... focus puller
Robin Browne ... additional photographer
Clive Coote ... still photographer
Jim Coward ... generator operator
Ben Davis ... assistant camera
Mark Ellis ... camera grip
John Foster ... assistant camera
Mark Gay ... electrician
Tom Ingle ... assistant camera trainee
David B.A. Jones ... additional clapper loader
Ronnie McKay ... best boy
Graham Newton ... electrician
Tommy O'Sullivan ... electrician
Steve Parker ... focus puller

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jenny Hawkins ... wardrobe assistant
Dianne Murphy ... wardrobe assistant (as Diane Murphy)

Location Management

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Peter Elford ... location manager

Music Department

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Ian R. Fleming ... bagpipe music arranged and recorded by (as Ian Fleming)
Emilio Perez Machado ... additional music arranger
Harry Pitch ... harmonica music recorded by
Stephan Powys ... additional music arranger
Gilles Tinayre ... musician: synthesizer
Daniel Vallancien ... music scoring

Transportation Department

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Terry English ... driver
Ray Jones ... driver
Andrew Mitchell ... transportation captain
Ron Narduzzo ... driver

Other crew

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Peter Bath ... laboratory liaison
Jeremy Bolt ... assistant to line producer
Anthony Bryans ... runner
Imogen Claire ... choreographer
Lesley Cross ... script supervisor
Peter Ettedgui ... assistant to director
Sabina Fletcher ... production assistant
Robert Harman ... wire man (as Bob Harman)
Rosamunde Maxwell ... nurse
Sarah Nichols ... assistant accountant (as Sarah Lucraft)
Matthew Sharp ... production runner
Will Tyler ... production accountant
Winnie Wishart ... production coordinator
Sarah Nean Bruce ... production consultant: los angeles (uncredited)
Tina Simmons ... stand-in: Amanda Donohoe, Sammi Davis (uncredited)

Thanks

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Simon Broad ... thanks
Lynn Dillon ... thanks
John Hargreaves ... thanks
Stephen Monas ... thanks (as Steve Monas)
Nigel Palmer ... thanks
Ron Pearce ... thanks
Maria J. Peckos ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Scottish archaeologist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent that he is excavating. Shortly thereafter, Lady Sylvia Marsh returns to Temple House, a nearby mansion, far earlier than expected. At a party in the village, Angus meets Lord James D'Ampton, who has just inherited his family's land right next to Temple House. Angus learns of the D'Ampton Worm, a huge dragon-snake that an earlier D'Ampton killed by cutting it in half. (There's a pretty catchy rock-folk song that tells the D'Ampton Worm legend.) As people begin disappearing and acting strangely over the next few days, the skull is stolen from Angus's room, and the watch of a missing person is found in a cavern that was the legendary home of the D'Ampton worm. Angus and James discover that there was an ancient cult that worshiped the worm as a god, and they theorize that the creature somehow survived its destruction, but it was trapped inside the cavern. The remainder of the movie shows Angus, James, and Mary Trent attempting to stop Lady Marsh from freeing the creature.... Written by Alik Widge

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Also Known As
  • Le repaire du ver blanc (France)
  • La guarida del gusano blanco (Spain)
  • Der Biss der Schlangenfrau (West Germany)
  • Legenden om den vita ormen (Sweden)
  • A fehér féreg búvóhelye (Hungary)
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  • 93 min
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Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The mouth of the White Worm (Dionin) seen in the tunnel towards the end of the movie was actually a painted over Volkswagen Beetle hood that bears an uncanny resemblance to the mouth of a snake. See more »
Goofs Angus's fingers are not moving on the chanter of the bagpipes while he is luring P.C. Erny around the sundial. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Bride of Monster Mania (2000). See more »
Soundtracks The D'Ampton Worm See more »
Quotes Lady Sylvia Marsh: I change my cars as regularly as a snake sheds its skin.
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