sorry for the mistakes
Nature rebels, we know, and here it does so in a decidedly absurd
manner: a high-voltage pylon breaks due to a storm, the cables touch
the ground and unleash the violence of worms. Yes, of worms.
Based on a 'similar' experience by Jeff Lieberman, who directed as well
as wrote the screenplay, 'Squirm', a 1976 film, generated mixed
For my part, I think it is the dullest horror film I have ever seen,
bordering on drowsy, and the splatter scenes, not many actually,
however well done with Rick Baker's (seven Oscars won for best make-up)
make-up, did not rouse me from my torpor.
The whole cavalcade of horror characters meet, evidently, in Fly Creek,
a sleepy, plot-like, rural Georgia town. The beautiful protagonist, her
boyfriend, the antagonist, her sister, her mother, the stupid policeman
who doesn't realise the situation. There you are. The worms are waiting
They wait for you and do the usual things that 'monsters' do. But let's start at the beginning.
Mick (Don Scardino, later an acclaimed director of TV series and soap
operas) arrives in Fly Creek by bus to visit his beautiful girlfriend
Geri (Patricia Pearcy). First he stops at a bar for a drink, but is
disgusted to find a worm in his glass. Sheriff Jim Reston (Peter
MacLean) accuses him of putting it there himself, demonstrating his
hatred of 'foreigners' and considerable stupidity.
This is only the beginning, as Mick and Geri slowly discover that the
worms are violent and, in the film's best scene, eat the face of a
certain Roger, the film's antagonist.
They then seek the help of the Sheriff, who, as mentioned, does not
believe them. And the two of them have to fight hard against these
The only spark of liveliness comes from the fact that Kim Basinger and
Martin Sheen were supposed to be part of the cast. The fisrt one was
rejected, much to Lieberman's regret, and the latter dropped out.