Lair of the White Worm is a strange ass film. It’s a vampire film... but not a vampire film. There are no vampires in it, just snake watchers. There’s an equally bizarre sexual twist in the movies as well as a strong religious undertone.
The film follows archaeology student Angus Flint and unearths what appears to be a giant snake skull. It’s believed to be the head of the mythical snake slain in the near by cavern. The skull is stolen by Lady Sylvia March who is an immortal priestess to the snake god. This Skull will allow her to bring the snake back.
Hugh Grant appears in an early role as the rich Lord James D’Ampton. With a fun blend of gore and comedy Ken Russell’s adaption of Bram Stoker’s novel feels like early Peter Jackson at times. The film had average reviews but currently holds up as a fun but strange little horror film.