The Lair of the White Worm

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

Scottish archaeologist uncovers a strange skull, and then a bizarre religion to go with it, and then a very big worm. An unusual look at the effects of Christianity and paganism on each other, colored with sexual innuendo and, of course, giant worms. A cross between a morality play and a horror film. Adapted from Bram Stoker's last writings, done while he was going mad from Bright's disease. Everything you'd expect from Russell. 93m/C VHS, DVD . GB Amanda Donohoe, Sammi Davis, Catherine Oxenberg, Hugh Grant, Peter Capaldi, Stratford Johns, Paul Brooke, Christopher Gable; D: Ken Russell; W: Ken Russell; C: Dick Bush; M: Stanislas Syrewicz

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