History Film / Squirm

13th Jul '16 9:37:09 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ModernMinstrelsy: Compare the Sheriff's noticeable but subdued accent to how most other "Southern" characters have an exaggeratedly twangy drawl that sounds like a banjo learned to speak English. The Sheriff's actor is actually from Georgia (the movie's setting), while the bulk of the cast are native New Yorkers.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not clear if Naomi is alive at the end of the movie.
** The un-MST'd version shows that she was killed, they show a human shaped figure in her chair covered in worms.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not clear if Naomi is alive at the end of the movie.
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movie in the [=MST3K=] cut. The un-MST'd version shows that she was killed, they show when Mick finds a human shaped figure in her chair covered in worms.
11th Apr '16 10:57:09 PM Mdumas43073
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* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Roger was pretty unhinged before, but being infested with bitey worms that crawl under his skin seems to have driven him completely off his nut.

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* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Roger was pretty unhinged before, but being [[BodyHorror infested with bitey worms that crawl under his skin skin]] seems to have driven him completely off his nut.
11th Apr '16 10:56:18 PM Mdumas43073
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Filmed in 1976, ''Squirm'' is the tale of a LoveTriangle between: Geri, a country girl, Mick, the city boy who wants to "examine her antiques," and Roger the local boy who's dissatisfied with his lot in life. More importantly, it's about the gigantic swarm of [[LightningCanDoAnything electricity-maddened]] earthworms that seek to tear them apart...literally.

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Filmed in 1976, ''Squirm'' is the tale of a LoveTriangle between: Geri, a country girl, small-town Georgia girl; Mick, the city boy who wants to "examine her antiques," antiques"; and Roger Roger, the local boy who's dissatisfied with his lot in life. More importantly, it's about the gigantic swarm of [[LightningCanDoAnything electricity-maddened]] earthworms that seek to tear them apart...literally.
11th Apr '16 10:54:42 PM Mdumas43073
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9th Dec '15 1:46:37 PM creepingdeath
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%%* ShirtlessScene

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%%* ShirtlessScene* ShirtlessScene: Mick takes off his shirt and uses it as a torch. [[{{Fanservice}} Geri has a couple]], also.


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** The un-MST'd version shows that she was killed, they show a human shaped figure in her chair covered in worms.
18th Oct '15 6:32:37 PM AnotherGuy
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It was directed by Jeff Lieberman, who also did the [[DontGoInTheWoods backwoods]] slasher ''Film/JustBeforeDawn'', drugsploitation flick ''Film/BlueSunshine'' and ''Film/SatansLittleHelper''.

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It was directed by Jeff Lieberman, who also did the [[DontGoInTheWoods backwoods]] slasher ''Film/JustBeforeDawn'', drugsploitation flick ''Film/BlueSunshine'' ''Film/BlueSunshine'', ''Film/SatansLittleHelper'' and ''Film/SatansLittleHelper''.
wrote the screenplay to ''Film/TheNeverendingStory III''.
18th Sep '15 2:01:27 PM Nicolletta
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not clear if Naomi survived the worm onslaught.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not clear if Naomi survived is alive at the worm onslaught.end of the movie.
18th Sep '15 2:00:34 PM Nicolletta
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* TruthInTelevision: The train transformer story Roger tells actually happened to the film's director Jeff Leiberman and inspired the movie.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not clear if Naomi survived the worm onslaught.
28th Nov '14 11:18:00 AM erforce
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It was directed by Jeff Lieberman, who also did the [[DontGoInTheWoods backwoods]] slasher ''Film/JustBeforeDawn'' and drugsploitation flick ''Film/BlueSunshine''.

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It was directed by Jeff Lieberman, who also did the [[DontGoInTheWoods backwoods]] slasher ''Film/JustBeforeDawn'' and ''Film/JustBeforeDawn'', drugsploitation flick ''Film/BlueSunshine''.
''Film/BlueSunshine'' and ''Film/SatansLittleHelper''.



* AbhorrentAdmirer: Roger for Geri.

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* %%* AbhorrentAdmirer: Roger for Geri.



* ParodyRetcon: Jeff Lieberman claimed the film was a "goof" movie and when Mystery Science Theater 3000 mocked it that "you can't goof a goof."



* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Roger.

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* %%* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Roger.
26th Nov '14 3:06:19 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* ChekhovsGun: As Alma smokes pot, she accidentally falls inside the open chest which she was sitting on. [[spoiler:When the wave of worms threaten to swallow she hids in there and reveals herself to be alive in the ending]].

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* ChekhovsGun: As Alma smokes pot, she accidentally falls inside the open chest which she was sitting on. [[spoiler:When the wave of worms threaten to swallow her, she hids hides in there and reveals herself to be alive in the ending]].



* CreepyChild: ''I can hear the Dark/If I listen hard...''

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* CreepyChild: ''I can hear the Dark/If dark/If I listen hard...''



* FishOutOfWater: Mick, a college boy from big city in a deep south town, which is mistrustful to strangers.

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* FishOutOfWater: Mick, a college boy from a big city in visiting a deep south Deep South town, which is mistrustful to strangers.



* IdentificationByDentalRecords: Mick breaks into dentist's office to determine if the skull that he is holding really is Mr. Beardsley's.

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* IdentificationByDentalRecords: Mick breaks into a dentist's office to determine if the skull that he is holding really is Mr. Beardsley's.



** Less dramatically, he expects to walk into a diner in the deep south and be able to order a proper egg cream, when there's no power, and thus no refrigeration.

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** Less dramatically, he expects to walk into a diner in the deep south and Deep South & be able to order a proper egg cream, cream when there's no power, and thus no refrigeration.



* NoisyNature: Who know worms could roar?

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* NoisyNature: Who know knew worms could roar?



* ParodyRetcon: Jeff Lieberman claimed the film was a "goof" movie and when Mystery Science Theater 3000 mocked it that "you can't goof a goof".
* PoliceAreUseless: The sheriff is immediately antagonistic towards city boy Mick, and while he humors him and Geri and follows them to the first body (which goes missing) he then refuses to lift a finger for anything after that, even when they barge in saying that they know who the first victim is and that they've found another (and also that Roger was injured and has gone missing).

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* ParodyRetcon: Jeff Lieberman claimed the film was a "goof" movie and when Mystery Science Theater 3000 mocked it that "you can't goof a goof".
goof."
* PoliceAreUseless: The sheriff is immediately antagonistic towards city boy Mick, and while he humors him and Geri and follows them to the first body (which goes missing) missing), he then refuses to lift a finger for anything after that, even when they barge in saying that they know who the first victim is and that they've found another (and also that Roger was injured and has gone missing).



* TheSwarm: The worms in climax are a sea of squirming and all-devouring little bodies.

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* TheSwarm: The worms in the climax are a sea of squirming and all-devouring little bodies.
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