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3.1
351 Ratings

The Lair of the White Worm

Directed by Ken Russell
United Kingdom, United States, 1988
Horror, Comedy, Cult

Synopsis

Scottish archaelogist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent which he is excavating. Angus learns of the D’Ampton Worm, a huge dragon/snake which an earlier D’Ampton killed by cutting it in half.

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The Lair of the White Worm Directed by Ken Russell

Critics reviews

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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