The Lair of the White Worm

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  • Horror films
This Russell rigmarole, nominally based on the Bram Stoker novel, seems to have been made up as it went along, possibly inspired by props left over from his last. The function of much of the writing (Russell again) is to throw rickety pontoon bridges between the yawning set pieces, and you can hear it ticking. Everywhere lies the evidence of carelessness. Davis and Capaldi cower in terror, babbling about a car without its headlights on. The standard crucified Christ and raping Romans round out a nightmare. High Priestess Lady Sylvia Marsh (Donohue) paralyses a boy scout with a bite to the willy, after leading him on in leather stockings and suspenders over snakes-and-ladders, then fits a giant dildo for an assault upon the virgin Eve (Oxenberg). Archaeologist Angus Flint (Capaldi) produces a mongoose from his sporran, and later a grenade, to combat the ancient evil of the white worm. Tiresome.

Release details

Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ken Russell
Screenwriter: Ken Russell
Cast: Amanda Donohoe
Hugh Grant
Catherine Oxenberg
Peter Capaldi
Sammi Davis
Stratford Johns
Christopher Gable

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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frankie smales

hypnotised amanda donohoe slithering in sexy black leather i think that the lair of the white worm by far the sexiest horror movie i have ever whitnessed especialy amanda donohoe in an sexy black leather outfit and hypnotised for her provocative scenes where she get hypnotised by hugh grants awful snake music enought to hypnotise anyone but the bad thing was the both actresses catherine oxenberg and sammie davis's bad english accents in the whole it was excellent including the amanda donohoe's black leather hypnotise scenes but it is an shame you only can get the dvd in the us and japan b however it is one of my fave movie of alltime an hypnoticaly 20/10 from.frankie smales (south leeds free press uk)

frankie smales

hypnotised amanda donohoe slithering in sexy black leather i think that the lair of the white worm by far the sexiest horror movie i have ever whitnessed especialy amanda donohoe in an sexy black leather outfit and hypnotised for her provocative scenes where she get hypnotised by hugh grants awful snake music enought to hypnotise anyone but the bad thing was the both actresses catherine oxenberg and sammie davis's bad english accents in the whole it was excellent including the amanda donohoe's black leather hypnotise scenes but it is an shame you only can get the dvd in the us and japan b however it is one of my fave movie of alltime an hypnoticaly 20/10 from.frankie smales (south leeds free press uk)