The Lair of the White Worm

The Lair of the White Worm ★★★★

Ken Russell in the mid/late-80's is a fascinating thing. Nowhere near as tight as his 70's work, but pure campy fun nonetheless. Great cast here, and some of the gags are laugh-out-loud funny. Lair of the White Worm may not be perfectly paced, but it's a b-movie horror delight that finally plugs Russell's love of the liminal zone where eroticism and spirituality intersect into a genre premise that can support his obsessions with ease. Russell's quickly becoming a favorite director.

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