Squirm (1976)

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Giant man-eating worms terrorize a Georgia town after a downed power cable electrifies the ground during a terrible lightning storm.
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R
Genre:
Horror
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Cast

R.A. Dow
as Roger
Peter MacLean
as Sheriff
William Newman
as Quigley
Barbara Quinn
as Sheriff's Girl
Carl Dagenhart
as Willie Grimes
Angel Sande
as Millie
Julia Klopp
as Mrs. Klopp
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Critic Reviews for Squirm

All Critics (14)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The Fibber-McGee's-worst-nightmare scene in which a closet door is opened to reveal a floor-to-ceiling block of worms that cascades over the unlucky door-opener deserves a place of honor in any gross-out montage.

Full Review… | November 13, 2014
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Squirm trumps those films that feature a cast of thousands, since its cast of real worms numbers in the hundreds of thousands.

Full Review… | November 9, 2014
Creative Loafing

Cheesy as can be.

Full Review… | October 27, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Squirm

½

This has an interestingly enough story to stay tuned at first, but I wouldn't call it a "horror flick". It's more about a city boy who's unaccepted in a hick town where nobody but a country girl believes him. Things don't pick up until 13 minutes are left.

Darrin Craig
Darrin Craig

Slow at spots and overall dull, the action takes longer to come than one would have expected and the characters are way too forced. Many sequences with the worms are pretty campy. The film ends pretty flatly as well.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

Squirm is Jeff Lieberman's cheesy tongue in cheek horror flick that displays a terrific twist on the nature gone wild genre of horror. Lieberman is a great director and he's able to deliver a fun and entertaining film that will surely please fans of the genre. Although cheesy, the film delivers good tension and is pretty creative in showcasing some terrific special effects. For its low-budget and the time period, Squirm is a stunning if imperfect film that still manages to be great fun despite the flaws. I thoroughly enjoyed Lieberman's third feature, the obscured Slasher Just Before Dawn, and he truly perfected his craft in the horror genre with that film. However Squirm is a fine debut and showcases the director's talent perfectly. This is the type of film that definitely should not be seen as serious. The film does have a special place in the sub genre of nature gone wild films, and is very entertaining from start to finish. If you love creature films, then this film is for you, and it is a must see for genre fans that like low budget tongue in cheek terror. This one film that is a terrific addition to the genre, and it most certainly is a good, underrated film that has enough entertainment value to keep you involved from the first frame onwards. Jeff Lieberman is a terrific director who has made some good little chillers and Squirm has that aspect which make his pictures a must see for horror fans everywhere. Sure Squirm is silly, but in the end that is what makes this flick so entertaining in the first place.

Alex roy
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