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The Worm Eaters (1977)

Herman Umgar, a German hermit, has an ability to communicate with worms. One day the mayor of the town runs him off his property, so in revenge he plants worms in everybody's food. However,... See full summary »

Director:

Herb Robins

Writers:

Herb Robins, Nancy Kapner (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Herb Robins ... Herman Umgar
Lindsay Armstrong Black Lindsay Armstrong Black
Joseph Sacket Joseph Sacket
Robert Garrison Robert Garrison
Muriel Cooper Muriel Cooper
Mike Garrison Mike Garrison ... Arnold Manhoef
Carla Ziegfeld Carla Ziegfeld
Barry Hostetler Barry Hostetler ... Max
David McGrath David McGrath
Claudette Wells
Cynthia Negri Cynthia Negri
Terry Smulen Terry Smulen
Fred C. Dobbs Fred C. Dobbs
Shelley Golden Shelley Golden
Emmett McGuire Emmett McGuire
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Herman Umgar, a German hermit, has an ability to communicate with worms. One day the mayor of the town runs him off his property, so in revenge he plants worms in everybody's food. However, these worms are a special breed of mutant worms from the Red Tide, and when the people eat them they are transformed into giant worms themselves. These worm-people also become Herman's slaves. What will the remaining do? Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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An inmortal film of our time...

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Wurmfresser See more »

Filming Locations:

Sierra Madre, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinema Features See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The white foamy substance used in the worm transformation scenes, and toward the end where Herman Umgar himself becomes a worm, is standard Barbasol® brand shaving cream. See more »

Goofs

When Arnold runs behind some bushes and the toilet explodes, crew members can be seen throwing rolls of toilet paper in the air. See more »

Quotes

Herman Umgar: I'll rip your tongue off and slap ya silly with it!
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Connections

Featured in Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Performed by the cast
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To each his own and to me, Worm Eaters.
24 April 2007 | by NightOfTheLivingDonSee all my reviews

I think that it's a shame that collectors of movies such as this are steering good folk like you away from "The Worm Eaters." As far as I can tell this is a love it or hate it kind of movie, as is the case with any movie of its ilk. I think that it lacks respect to tell people not to bother with this film. Look, if you are into movies like "Big Meat Eater" or "Cannibal Campout" do yourself a favor and get your hands on "The Worm Eaters." You may not like it, but it may end up becoming one of your favorite movies! You know the deal with films like these. Jeez, "Flesh Eating Mothers" was awful, but I would never tell anyone to avoid it! I think this movie is downright hilarious, and the overacting (which I'm sure is not too unintentional) just makes the camp/slash/fun level sky-rocket.

And to all of those people who thought this comment wasn't useful (though I know you will probably never read this): You can sit and spin!


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