The Lair of the White Worm

The Lair of the White Worm ★★★★

When I was at sixth form college in 1992 a teacher told me that Ken Russell's films were to blame for the break down in society. Obviously, I then had to try and watch some of them and this was one of the first ones I saw. It may have been slightly wasted on my 16 year old self, other than Amanda Donohoe, off of LA Law, scantily clad for the most part. It's bonkers, but in a good way and it actually reminded me a lot of a Fulci flick. The dream sequences are excellent and it's packed with arresting imagery. It's only 90 minutes and you do actually get a giant white worm. I don't think Ken was to blame for a breakdown in society, but he did appear to have a penchant for stockings and suspenders!

I now need to watch 'The Devils', as I've never seen it a d it's supposed to be his most controversial!

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