Today’s Throwback Thursday Horror Movie Review is brought to you by The Lair of the White Worm (1988). This movie gives me the heebeegeebees to this today. It begins strangely enough with an archaeologist digging up someone’s yard; I’m sure that happened a lot in the Europe in the 80s. Knock on the door. “Hey, I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind if I dug up your yard. I’m training to be an archaeologist and need the field work.”
D’Ampton White Worm song is a hoot. I’ve include the video of it at the end of this post for your amusement. That isn’t the only camp in this movie, just the special effects alone are enough to make you wanna crap yourself either from fright or hysterical laughter. I really love the visions the Eve Trent gets any time she touches the venom. They are like dropping acid with a bad group of friends and your trip turns into shit.
The costuming and make-up is wonderful. I mean, seriously the phallus is hypnotic and frightening, and I can’t help yelling at the screen to Eve, “Open up, girl!” Throughout the movie it is interlaced with comedy, dark comedy at that. Controlling the “infected” with bagpipes is a great idea. I’ve never read the book, but I wonder if that was in it or if it was artistic license that brought it into life.
I give this beautiful piece of film making 3.5 out of 5 Stars, even though it engrosses me completely, I can’t give it more. Please enjoy the video of D’Ampton White Worm.