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The Lair of the White Worm Reviews

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January 19, 2014
Really silly but a lot of fun, and a good chance to see Peter Capaldi in an SF role. He does a great job as the skeptical scientist foil to Hugh Grant's latter-day dragon-slaying knight. And his bagpipe-playing snake/man charmer scene is priceless.
½ December 8, 2013
Not a very good movie, although it has some surreal and campy flourishes.
½ December 7, 2013
There's a lot of wasted potential here. Really, if they'd used their whole bum, they could have had a really creepy horror movie with some cheesy bits for garnish. Instead it was kind of a weird gorey soft core porno without any sex in places. The saving grace of this movie was the fact the actors were all good actors that would go on to make better movies.
December 6, 2013
Fun weird movie featuring Peter Capaldi.
December 5, 2013
This movie is amazing for anyone that enjoys old horror flicks that are so bad they are good.
October 17, 2013
Director Ken Russell Uses Bram Stoker's Final Novel As A Basis For His Wonderfully Weird Lair Of The White Worm.Despite The Cheesy Script And Effects The Cast And Plot Keeps This A Strong Flick.
October 14, 2013
love it because Amanda is so damn sexy in this movie!
July 14, 2013
theres horror, theres terrifying, and then theres this... a must. and dont even get me started if you have some weed
June 19, 2013
Absolute madness. If Beetlejuice had been a British film it might look something like this. Though the acting and the abrasive editing nearly derail at times, the frenetic pace of the film keeps us swept up in the insanity. Unbelievably entertaining, the hallucinatory montages in particular.
June 10, 2013
A bit goofy, but I think it was supposed to be. Hhmmm, I really don't know how to rate this because I'm not sure I actually "get it" for once. Give it a shot.
April 21, 2013
Forgot what a hoot this was, with a boy-like Hugh Grant.
½ April 19, 2013
This is one of the most criminally underrated vampire movies ever as far as I'm concerned,mostly because its not a typical by the numbers vampire flick...those happen to be my favorite types of vampire films. Amanda Donohoe was beautifully evil in this late 80s English classic as the worm worshiping,snakes and ladders playing,boy scout seducing vampire queen. This also happens to be my favorite Hugh Grant performance as the well to do hero of the film. I saw this creepy dark sexual horror movie at the tender age of six and a half and it scared the living crap out of me! Watching it years later in my early 20's I was almost shocked when I discovered the film still holds up 22 or 23 years later after it was made. All in all one of my favorite vampire movies and horror movies for that matter. Just the creepy English country side atmosphere has almost an American Werewolf in London feel to it, I find English horror films especially creepy because of how dark and gloomy the settings usually are. If British horror is your thing and you haven't yet seen this masterpiece I suggest you do yourself a favor and track this one down. Probably not the best movie to watch with someone on a first or second date but its a great watch during a weekend when you want something just down right creepy you haven't seen before.
April 12, 2013
Amanda Donohoe is a revelation in this classically bad sploitation film from the eighties!! Sexy as hell and the best actor in it! She puts everyone else to shame! Hugh Grant was soooo hot when he was young & some of the montage and phallic penetration symbology is genius! So bad it's good entertainment!
March 13, 2013
Iba bien hasta que pusieron esos flashbacks con efectos horribles, es una pelicula muy LOLWUT
½ March 10, 2013
Could have been good. Is embarassing, instead. maybe just didnt age well? or maybe the fundamental of it, bram stoker or not, is just cheesy? i dont know. I really want to love it, but i can barely like it.
December 7, 2012
Looks interesting will try to find and watch!
½ October 25, 2012
If you're not a fan of watching trashy movies, you definitely won't enjoy this one bit. If you're like me, and watch bad movies for whatever reason, this is actually a funny, horror comedy, full of sacrilegious scenes, naked women and other types of trash. Best if watched with some friends and J.
October 22, 2012
The Weird and Wild World of Ken Russell--Worthy of Cult Status!!
September 6, 2012
At the end of the 1980's, Ken Russell found himself with a deal with small American distributor Vestron Pictures, who released Gothic (1986), but offered to release Ken's next 3 films, Salome's Last Dance (1988), The Rainbow (1989) and this, based upon Bram Stoker's 1911 novel. It's a very lurid and insane film, which was Ken's last stab at lunacy before he shied away from cinema after Whore (1991). It has Scottish archaeology student Angus Flint (Peter Capaldi) doing an archaeological dig in the gardens of a bed and breakfast belonging to sisters Mary (Sammi Davis) and Eve (Catherine Oxenberg). Angus finds a large skull thought to be that of a snake, but he finds it ties in to a local legend of the d'Ampton worm, who was slain many years ago. Angus meets James d'Ampton (Hugh Grant) and gets him to go on an expedition to Stonerich Cavern, where the worm was allegedly slain. They stay at the nearby house belonging to Lady Sylvia Marsh (Amanda Donohoe), who isn't what she seems, and the plot thickens when Angus and the sisters discover a network of tunnels leading to underneath Stonerich Cavern. It's absolutely insane, with a rock-folk jamboree at a civilised ball, a vampirish creature who seems to go for the groin and a climax from a Universal horror. But, you have to love Ken for going for this, it's what you'd expect from him. It's got a good cast, and requisite sex and nudity, what Ken is best at, it's his last hurrah before he went to make films in his garage.
June 18, 2012
Dear god! I can't believe I enjoyed a film starring Hugh Grant, but how can you go wrong with vampire-snake people?
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