Jeff Lieberman, director of the notorious 80's Slasher JUST BEFORE DAWN, offers up a squeamish good time in the 1976 'Nature Runs Amok' film SQUIRM! Supposedly based on a true events, SQUIRM follows two teens as they discover the skeleton of one of their friends on a rural farm. As more bodies begin turning up, the locals realize that the recent storms have knocked down the power lines and super-charged all of the town's earthworms, effectively turning them into carnivorous killers! Although it is impossible to take the film seriously due to the comical overacting and ridiculous plot, SQUIRM is filled with plenty of gooey gags that will make your skin crawl. The most memorable scenes have worms dripping out of a shower head, more filling an entire bathtub, and a literal living room that wriggles and breathes with over three-feet of creepy crawlers. SQUIRM's inventive special effects and make-up designs were created by a young Rick Baker, who allows the worms to eat their way under their victims skin and devour a man's innards. While it's nothing more than silly B-movie fodder, SQUIRM still packs in enough laughs and chills to make it worth the watch.
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