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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars gross near classic
This is one of the biggest surprises(or a SU-price as is said in the movie) I have seen all year. As the cover says its got lots of worms and if you've still got nightmares about the time your big brother made you eat worms this is NOT the movie for you. Imagine closeups of the worms screaming and you've got the picture. I fancy myself a man who can take the worst but...
Published on 15 Mar. 2004 by Bjorn Helge Nesheim

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3.0 out of 5 stars The worms have turned.......
A huge storm hits Fly Creek in Georgia and fells electricity lines which in turn supercharge bloodworms into carniverous killers! Visiting boy from the city, with the help of his local girlfriend, tries to convince small-town sheriff that there really is something rather strange going on. Will anyone listen?
This film makes good use of a unknown cast and atmospheric...
Published on 6 April 2011 by J. Fay


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The worms have turned......., 6 April 2011
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J. Fay "BritHorrorFan" (County Durham, England) - See all my reviews
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A huge storm hits Fly Creek in Georgia and fells electricity lines which in turn supercharge bloodworms into carniverous killers! Visiting boy from the city, with the help of his local girlfriend, tries to convince small-town sheriff that there really is something rather strange going on. Will anyone listen?
This film makes good use of a unknown cast and atmospheric swampland. For me it built the tension quite slowly but effectively, reaching a climax involving an awful lot of worms. The special make-up effects are excellent for the period.
Picture and sound quality are very good indeed for such a low-budget offering.
Dvd features include a director's commentary which also features writer Jeff Lieberman, original theatrical trailer and tv spots.
Thoroughly recommended to fans of 70's horror and nature gone mad films. Obviously if you are not to keen on worms give it a miss.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worm Face?..., 26 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Squirm [Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD] (Blu-ray)
At the beginning of the film, we learn from one of the characters that earthworms can be called to the surface with electricity, but somehow it turns them into vicious flesh-eaters.

Sure enough, a storm that night causes some power lines to break and touch the ground.

Millions of man-eating worms emerge out of the earth, and into town where they quickly start munching on the locals....

The one thing to note about this movie, is that it features the geekiest hero ever to appear in a movie, and for the first half of the film, he goes on about egg creams.

if you can get past this guy, the film isn't that bad, but it's cheaply made and looks decidedly dodgy in the final third.

But one thing it isn't is boring, and this is where the film stands above other monster/killer animal movies of the late seventies.

And some of the effects are quite good too. Obviously in some scenes you can tell it's just some stringy goo, but the character of Roger, who goes psycho for no reason, is really grotesque toward the end.

Performances are average to say the best, and the ending will make you laugh, as it's absurd beyond the point of explanation.

But if you are into these sort of films, you could do a lot worse.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars gross near classic, 15 Mar. 2004
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This is one of the biggest surprises(or a SU-price as is said in the movie) I have seen all year. As the cover says its got lots of worms and if you've still got nightmares about the time your big brother made you eat worms this is NOT the movie for you. Imagine closeups of the worms screaming and you've got the picture. I fancy myself a man who can take the worst but after seeing this I have not looked at pasta in the same way. Apart from the worms you get some early, good(albeit too little) fx from master Rick Baker. And if you're a little disapointed after watching it, you should see the audio commentary by the director. Apparently it could have been an epic with Kim Basinger, Martin Sheen and Sylvester Stallone!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arrow's excellent Blu-ray does not disappoint:, 23 Sept. 2013
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A. Moncrieff (up your a s s) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Squirm [Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD] (Blu-ray)
What you get, for those in a hurry:

- Standard blu-ray case (clear, not blue) with reversible sleeve - new artwork (which, while not exactly ugly, is weird) on one side, the classic US theatrical art on the other...that side also does not feature a BBFC certificate on the spine or the front, thankfully)
- Lavish 34 page booklet, featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin, author of the definitive "nature runs amok!" book, Massacred by Mother Nature: Exploring the Natural Horror Film, and a lengthy interview with director Jeff Lieberman conducted by Calum Waddell, interspersed with lots of pictures from the film (stills of these were leaked as screenshots of the disc, disappointingly!). Not as good of a booklet as the Deranged [Blu-ray] one, but very good.
- Blu-ray disc and Standard DVD, with complimentary artwork. I assume the following contents are on both, high definition not withstanding, but the DVD is worthless to me so I didn't check.
- High definition (1080p) presentation of SQUIRM, from the same uncut master as the MGM DVD released in the US in 2007 (a region 1 disc). Video is detailed and attractive hi-def, with strong vivid colours and the audio is two-channel mono, presented as a lossless PCM track (English subtitled included).
- Humourous and warm audio commentary by director Jeff Lieberman (this is the same one on the MGM DVD released in the US).
- Video Q and A with director Lieberman and star Don Scardino from New York's Anthology Film Archives, recorded in 2011 or 2012. Pretty funny and interesting.
- The Esoteric Auteur - Kim Newman on Jeff Lieberman and Squirm - interview with Newman praising the film and Lieberman.
- Trailer.

The film is one that is both spoof and serious, entertaining throughout it's length with down-home melodrama and apocalyptic, "natural terror", sci-fi. Characters are memorable and have relationships that actually go places and the film is attractive to look at and doesn't stop moving.

Will come back to say more soon!
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2.0 out of 5 stars A movie for everyone, 18 July 2004
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bernie "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
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Lightning releases killer worms on unsuspecting locals including scantly clad girls.

This film polarizes people's opinions. It is either so awful that you like it or so awful that you don't like it. I personal found it difficult to complete. You could easily mistake this for a Lucas film. It has family interaction, a down to earth challenge, and an electrifying effect on the landscape. There are several "stay in the car scenes" and plenty of opportunities to say, "don't do that".

So reiterating, for some people it will worm its way into their harts; for their people it is a gross opportunity.
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4.0 out of 5 stars THIS WILL MAKE YOU SQUIRM, 10 Mar. 2015
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This disc comes out from ARROW and it looks fantastic both on the picture and sound side.The story side i wont go into to much just to say a storm brings down a power line which shoots electric into the ground which bring flesh eating worms to the surface.On the extra side we get the trailer for the movie a doc and lots more on the disc plus a nice booklet.This is not a great movie but still worth a look if you have not seen it before as you wont see it better than this once again another winner from ARROW WELL DONE
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars NOT BAD, 16 July 2014
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BASICALLY KILLER WORMS ARE ON THE LOOSE FOLLOWING A STORM WHICH DOWNED A POWER LINE WHICH CAUSED
THW WORMS TO BECOME MEET EATERS
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars squirm is a forgotten classic, 3 Mar. 2008
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This is a low budget frightfest. I originally read the book of the novel first before i even knew there was a movie based on it. It was a while until it was finally aired on Bravo and i saw it for the first time. Not quite as chilling as the book but still very creepy and a little bit scary.I was surprised to know that Sylvester Stallone wanted the part as Roger. Can you imagine Sly doing this film? He must have really loved the book. Squirm is one of those platinum classics. Not brilliant but still eeriely watchable. The attack scenes were too few to set up the tension of the film which is a shame. If there had been more focus on the attacks and less on the characters then this might have actually creeped everybody out and become a reel for reel cult classic like Jaws. When one of the attacks does happen, it is done very well. i was shocked to see that a young Rick Baker (An American werewolf in London, Thriller, Nutty Professor) actually did the effects for that scene. A few of the characters were either too strange for the story or just seemed out of place and the accents were appalling. The saving grace of the movie are the worms. Most of them real and towards the end some rubber, but it doesn't kill the tension which is good. Squirm could have been so much better than it is, maybe if a remake is on the cards (which nowadays seems likely) then they will focus on the worms more than the people and deliver a film that will truely make you SQUIRM in your seat.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars When Worms Attack, 11 Mar. 2011
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The faults of Squirm are many - how couldn't they be? shooting a killer worm movie on a low budget would stretch Hitchcock himself. In fact this film does many things right : the cast are likeable, the hillbilly milieu is well sketched, there's a nice sense of knowing humour (cf. the scene in the Italian restaurant - hilarious!) and the early shock scenes are well done. The big problem is an obvious one - worms aren't scary, hence no suspense - the film meanders towards a climactic final 20 minutes where tons of spaghetti are thrown at the problem to no great effect. We never feel any sense of real danger and proceedings are best enjoyed as a B movie pastiche rather than a straight ahead horror/thriller. Still, this is preferable to the CGIfest that would result if a remake (unlikely) was attempted today. Picture quality is excellent and there is a director commentary which I've still to listen to. Got to be worth a couple of quid for undiscerning horror fans.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another lovely release from Arrow Video., 5 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Squirm [Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD] (Blu-ray)
Firstly is a review of the actual movie...

It's terrible!

Now the Blu-ray...

Once again a beautiful Arrow release. The transfer is wonderful, solid with plenty of depth and detail. Packed with the usual excellent special features!

I love the effort that Arrow put into there releases and the prices are always reasonable.

Nice job Arrow. Can't wait for more releases.
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