The Lair of the White Worm

Directed by Ken Russell

In a remote corner of England’s Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshipping – very erotically – her pagan god “The White Worm”, who hungers for the taste of virginal flesh.

Maverick filmmaker Ken Russell playfully revels in the debauchery of this story from Dracula author Bram Stoker, while Amanda Donohoe makes a memorable monster and Hugh Grant reveals his foppish persona to the world in one of his earliest screen leads.

Selected by HOME Young Film Programmers.
This screening will be preceded by a guest introduction.

Languages:
English

Duration:
93 minutes

Country of origin:
Great Britain

Year of production:
1988

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time