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La tana del serpente bianco

The Lair of the White Worm

Diretto da Ken Russell
Regno Unito, Stati Uniti, 1988
Horror, Commedia, Culto


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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La tana del serpente bianco Diretto da Ken Russell


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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