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Squirm (1976)




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Giant man-eating worms terrorize a Georgia town after a downed power cable electrifies the ground during a terrible lightning storm.

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R.A. Dow
as Roger
Barbara Quinn
as Sheriff's Girl
Carl Dagenhart
as Willie Grimes
Julia Klopp
as Mrs. Klopp
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Critic Reviews for Squirm

All Critics (14)

Squirm bests those films that feature a cast of thousands, since its cast of real worms numbers in the hundreds of thousands.

October 26, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Anticipation builds steadily because the Georgia drawl is so incredibly slow (just like the wrigglers themselves).

August 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

The Fibber-McGee's-worst-nightmare scene in which a closet door is opened to reveal a floor-to-ceiling block of worms that cascades over the unlucky door-opener deserves a place of honor in any gross-out montage.

November 13, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Cheesy as can be.

October 28, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Squirm is nothing but a failed attempt at making an amusing creature feature, one that suffers from terrible pacing and just about every other issue a low-budget horror film could possibly have hindering it.

October 27, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Jeff Lieberman's debut feature is a sly tongue-in-cheek horror shocker that has its squirmy moments in the mud.

July 28, 2005 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Squirm


It was entertaining enough to be watchable, the acting was OK, the premise wasn't too ridiculous and the special effects were thoughtful. This campy classic actually would be quite good on a Sunday afternoon

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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Squirm is Jeff Lieberman's cheesy tongue in cheek horror flick that displays a terrific twist on the nature gone wild genre of horror. Lieberman is a great director and he's able to deliver a fun and entertaining film that will surely please fans of the genre. Although cheesy, the film delivers good tension and is pretty creative in showcasing some terrific special effects. For its low-budget and the time period, Squirm is a stunning if imperfect film that still manages to be great fun despite the flaws. I thoroughly enjoyed Lieberman's third feature, the obscured Slasher Just Before Dawn, and he truly perfected his craft in the horror genre with that film. However Squirm is a fine debut and showcases the director's talent perfectly. This is the type of film that definitely should not be seen as serious. The film does have a special place in the sub genre of nature gone wild films, and is very entertaining from start to finish. If you love creature films, then this film is for you, and it is a must see for genre fans that like low budget tongue in cheek terror. This one film that is a terrific addition to the genre, and it most certainly is a good, underrated film that has enough entertainment value to keep you involved from the first frame onwards. Jeff Lieberman is a terrific director who has made some good little chillers and Squirm has that aspect which make his pictures a must see for horror fans everywhere. Sure Squirm is silly, but in the end that is what makes this flick so entertaining in the first place.

Alex roy
Alex roy

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OMG What an absolute classic.....you will bever look at worms the same way again......the boat scene is nasty.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

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