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.