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  1. Log Lady's rating of the film The Lair of the White Worm

    3.5 stars. Pretty half-assed for a Ken Russell film (he made this so that he could get financing for another film), and it's painfully obvious there was potential for an even wilder adaptation, but nevertheless very fun, silly (with even sillier special effects), and bizarre. Grant and Capaldi are hilarious!

  2. Z's rating of the film The Lair of the White Worm

    Ken Russell is a cheeky, devilish, naughty bugger to be sure. Counts as one of his more restrained cinematic outings in which he reigns in his usual explosions of decadent, psychedelic imagery to one or two sequences. Amanda Donohoe is amazing as an evil, lascivious, snake queen as she slithers about causing mischief and mayhem. It was probably great fun to make and it is definitely great fun to watch repeatedly.

  3. Polyglot's rating of the film The Lair of the White Worm

  4. Nick Schwab's rating of the film The Lair of the White Worm

    The first act setup lacks energy and interest, and the film's final scene/twist is typical 'gotcha' cliffhanging mumbo jumbo. However, the rest of the film is a quite clever and fun midnight film. Donohoe makes for an interesting villain, and the comedic gags surrounding her as the snake goddess and snake-charming element are often funny. Dig the psychedelic trip-outs too; an often trademark of the director.

  5. Andrew Miller's rating of the film The Lair of the White Worm

    Deliciously camp tone throughout-- I watched it with friends who weren't on Russell's wavelength. The tension built in the room...

  6. Robsaranga's rating of the film The Lair of the White Worm

    SarĂ , ma a me... me pare 'na strunzata!

  7. Sam Gunnell's rating of the film The Lair of the White Worm

  8. Sean's rating of the film The Lair of the White Worm

    Fun and silly, story sucked, but I did love the dark humour. Amanda Donahoe was great to watch too.

  9. film_lies101's rating of the film The Lair of the White Worm

    Malcom Tucker when he was just a wee bairn, aaaaaaaah

  10. CAMERACCIO's rating of the film The Lair of the White Worm

  11. doombandit's rating of the film The Lair of the White Worm

    What a fantastically brilliant film. Utterly crackers.

  12. Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Lair of the White Worm

    Beguiling, but daft, this has the makings of a decent English horror combining a sense of sexual menace and the unease that the English countryside can conjure. Unfortunately, either through budgetary constraints or directorial caprice, the film veers off into a half-assed spoof with some risible moments - the dream on the plane - which have a certain charm, but not worthy of a major filmic talent playing around.