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The Lair of the White Worm

Dirigida por Ken Russell
Reino Unido, Estados Unidos, 1988
Terror, Comedia, Culto
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Sinopsis

On a farm owned by Eve and her sister Mary, young archaeologist Angus discovers a large and inexplicable skull, which he soon deduces belonged to the D’Ampton Worm, a mythical beast supposedly slain generations ago by the ancestor of the ancestor of the current Lord D’Ampton.

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Iconoclast Ken Russell transfers Bram Stoker’s final work to modern Scotland and ups the delirium in this delightfully smutty adaptation. Hugh Grant stars as the vampire hunter tasked with the titular coven, offsetting hijinks of camp, sleaze, and an endless array of phallic symbols. Splendid.

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Russell sprinkles his film with irreverent sight gags, including a few parodic swipes at his titular beastie, in the shape of a lawn hose or vacuum cleaner that somehow manages to entangle the film’s characters. Moreover, the acerbically witty dialogue often playfully alludes to serpentine matters, as when Sir James D’Ampton (Hugh Grant) offers to give Angus Flint (Peter Capaldi) a lift with the line: "Slither in.
February 09, 2017
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Russell’s compositions are gorgeous to look at though it’s the deliciousness with which the story unravels that made Lair of the White WormRussell’s most enjoyable film since his masterpiece Crimes of Passion.
August 14, 2001
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