Thursday, February 14, 2008

Squirm


--Reviewed by Lindy Loo


Plotline: When a "city-slicker" comes to town to visit his girl, he finds out he may have bitten off more than he can chew. He immediately makes enemies with the sheriff, only to find out that, even worse, all the worms in town have become electrified and are now killing people, and he and his girl have no one to turn to for help.

Scariness factor: Glorious glorious campy scariness.



Gross-Out Factor: Worms. Burrowing into flesh. That's about the extent of it.

Complaints: None.

High Points: This was the most glorious, campy horror-movie gem I've seen in quite sometime. The main characters are terrible actors. The characters themselves are ridiculously silly but awesome. Every tense worm-related attack-scene involves stock footage of close-ups of worms, accompanied by shrill screaming noises. The movie makes little to no sense (just like most gloriously wonderful campy films). The special fx are SO ridiculous. The scenes with mass-quantities of attacking worms will have you laughing out loud. And since worms are like the LEAST threatening thing that could possibly attack a person, you KNOW it's got to be a good film.



Overall: If you can find it, rent it with a group of friends, and laugh your asses off.

Grade: A (camp)

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3 Comments:

At 12:05 AM, Blogger Bijoux said...

I remember this movie. It was something I had watched several times back in the early 80s as a teenager with my kid brother and we found it hilarious. Especially the worms burrowing into flesh...so campy. The one scene you haven't mentioned is the scene where the guy is eating a plate of spaghetti in the restaurant and then the spaghetti turns into a plate of worms (briefly) before it quickly turns back into a plate of spaghetti - I remember this was a total gross out!

 
At 7:54 AM, Anonymous Lindy Loo said...

Ooh! I don't even remember that! But yeah: there were a lot of moments in it where we were all like "Oh don't eat that spaghetti, man, you know there's gonna be worms!" or "Oh don't open that door to see what that noise is, you know there's gonna be worms!" My favorite scene though was when she turns the shower on and worms start to slowly come out of the shower head, but no water comes out, so she turns it off, and all the worms go back into the shower head. Ha ha ha. We were all like, "Yeah, THAT'S how you need to kill them. Create a really large shower head and then TURN IT OFF!"

 
At 7:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I sat through the MSTK version, I laughed my ass off! My most favorite part was when that worm guy said 'Your gonna be the worm face!' He then threw a giant board at that geeky kid and he just fainted. Then Crow screamed 'DEATH BY PARTICULE BOARD!' ROFL I couldn't breathe after that! XD good stuff!

 

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