The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
Genre: Horror | Comedy | Thriller
Country: UK | Director: Ken Russell
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in mkv file)
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 93mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976 – 2.05gb
Audio 2: Commentary with Director Ken Russell
Audio 3: Commentary with Lisi Russell,
in conversation with Film Historian Matthew Melia
On a farm owned by Eve Trent (Catherine Oxenberg) and her sister Mary (Sammi Davis), young archaeologist Angus Flint (Peter Capaldi) discovers a large and inexplicable skull, which he soon deduces belonged to the D’Ampton Worm, a mythical beast supposedly slain generations ago by the ancestor of the current Lord D’Ampton (Hugh Grant). The predatory Lady Sylvia Marsh (Amanda Donohoe) soon takes an interest in both Flint and the virginal Eve, hinting that the vicious D’Ampton Worm may still live.
This is an excellent film that puts the fun back into Horror Films. Ken Russel uses only the title and basic plot outline of Bram Stoker’s underrated novel and goes over the top with everything. The result is the most outrageous, outlandish, funny and just damm wierd horror film in years. Sure it’s not in the slightest bit scary, but how can you argue with Hugh Grant hopping round the set like a hyperactive bunny, Amanda Donohoe biting a boy scout where it hurts the most and maidens being sacrificed to a giant worm? Fast paced lunacy and mayhem is the name of the game here in a film that should please everyone able to suspend their logic for 90 minutes.