The Lair of the White Worm
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

Based on Bram Stoker's final novel, this Ken Russell farce details the bizarre mishaps that ensue after an archaeologist discovers a huge skull that leads him to a huge worm and the religion which worships the creature.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 19, 1999
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

A totally strange, gore-drenched horror/comedy about ancient pagan rituals that leaves you with only one certain thought in your head: that Ken Russell is one very bent fellow.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Equal parts awful and hypnotic

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

An almost perfect savvy blend of horror and comedy that both honors the horror genre while standing it on its head.

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Andreas Samuelson

Fun-filled, oddball British vampire flick

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Gerry Shamray
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Effective, unique horror movie.

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

One of the worst films I've ever seen.

Cole Smithey

Gleefully over the top - Ken Russell's last good movie.

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Christianity and paganism clash in Ken Russell's campy The Lair of the White Worm.

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Ed Gonzalez
Apollo Guide

Cheap effects and gratuitous displays of nudity only heighten the film's delirious demeanor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Dean !
A very good, odd British horror comedy!
Greg S
A phantasmagorical and deliberately overblown tale of pagan snake worshippers in modern Britain. Ken Russel's least self-important film, and also his most… More
Emily Armstrong
Dood. Ohmygod, do you guys ever watch American Dad? I know exactly how Roger feels about Chockodiles. This is the best movie since sliced bread. Words cannot… More
Stella Dallas
i'm not even sure how to rate this. it's hilariously bad. i don't know if it was meant to be a comedy but it is entertaining on that level,… More
Wahida K
I liked the Idea with Pagan Snake, its like Medusa. more later
El Hombre Invisible
Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, this is part vampire story, part mystery, and part tongue-in-cheek sex caper. Drive-in style special effects, insane… More