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A scene will, if it's necessary, show you a bit of director Jeff Lieberman's know-how. Near the beginning of the movie, the main character being quietly speaking to his girl-friend, a terribly long worm (yeech !) quickly crawls down the wall behind him. Without his noticing. You spend the rest of the scene wondering whether the worm will attack the hero. Stressing.
The copy presented in this MGM DVD is perfect and deserves to stay in your library if you're interested in cult movies.
What a hoot to work on the film. All of the "authentic" southern actors were actually from Brooklyn (except the sheriff, who was the real sheriff of the town the movie was shot in). Notable actors were the guy who did the Hebrew National commercial (We answer to a higher authority) and Don Scardino who survived this blot on his career to become a well known Broadway actor and producer. The writer was a jewish kid from the Bronx, (went on to do the film "Orange Sunshine" about Yuppies who ate bad acid (and years later ate their kids and family members!)so so much for that "authentic" southern dialouge.
Best story: I lived in the house used in the production. It was way out in the georgia woods and one day two locals came by to see what was going on. Dressed in their best overalls and spitting tobacco, they had a whisky still a few hundred yards away and were concerned about all the people in the neighborhood giving away their location.
set in rural GEORGIA state about an electrical storm that happens to Electricute all
Worms from underneath the Ground, making the worms mutate into Blood thirsty eating worms
and that is the plot basically
very very ridiculous silly plot
i remember first renting this film on VHS back in the 90's, just to watch for curiosity reasons
i found the film quite boring, the story line was very slow
and some Low budget Horror films are slow with the story line
but this film was the slowest in terms of plot/storyline (Jeff Lieberman mentions this in his interview on the extras)
i had to fast forward some of the scenes just to get to the kill scenes
the electrical storm scene didn't happen until maybe 30mins into the film
the kill scenes from the worms didn't start till about the 50min mark and the film only goes for 90mins if that
the Kill scenes by the massive blood eating worms are pretty Damn Good scenes
the Kill scenes are the Highlight of the film for very slow storyline
the special effects make-up looks really Good & can you believe it the make-up effects were done by none other than
the scene where the man in the boat get's eaten alive by the worms you see his face get eaten by the worms
very Graphic make-up to by Rick baker
SQUIRM must've been one of Rick baker's earliest films or maybe his first special makeup effects film.Read more ›
Just when you thought the "Nature Strikes Back" well had run dry, now we got ravenous worms on the loose. The worms go about attacking the townspeople while Mick and his girl, Geri, put the clues together. Mick also tries to score brownie points with Geri's family, though he doesn't do so good with the sheriff, who thinks he's a big city weasel. Being a PG film, there's little bloodletting to speak of(though an early scene has a dead man with his chest cavity overflowing with worms), so the "squirm" factor comes from many icky shots of globs of worms oozing through windows, grates, faucets, etc. The scenes where the worms fill entire rooms look a little like spaghetti or lo mein.
So, is Squirm fun? You bet it is. It does takes a while for the action to get going, but other than that, it's quirky and cornball enough to keep a smile on your face. One thing I liked about this was the leading couple. I'm so used to movies having picture perfect, hot, attractive leading actors. This is different. Geri is a pale, skinny, waif-like kind of girl. Not terrible attractive. Mick is also a skinny, redhaired, dorky Woody Allen type.Read more ›
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I will not say how old I am but I saw this when I was little and to have a movie I loved as a child blew me away long story short I love the movie but I am not happy with what I... Read morePublished 6 days ago by knightsurfer
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