History Film / TheLairOfTheWhiteWorm

29th Jun '15 1:49:18 PM Morgenthaler
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''Lair of the White Worm'' is a 1988 horror movie directed by KenRussell; starring Amanda Donohoe and a young Hugh Grant, loosely based on a novel by Creator/BramStoker.

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''Lair of the White Worm'' is a 1988 horror movie directed by KenRussell; Creator/KenRussell; starring Amanda Donohoe and a young Hugh Grant, loosely based on a novel by Creator/BramStoker.
18th Jan '15 6:12:20 AM Korodzik
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* SnakeCharmer: The vampires are SnakePeople who can be charmed by bagpipes.
17th Nov '14 3:43:51 AM Epesi
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The fim begins with Angus Flint (PeterCapaldi), a Scottish archaeologist, discovering a large reptilian skull in the backyard of English sisters, Mary and Eve Trent. The Trent sisters share with him that their father disappeared in a local legendary cave while on expedition and believe the skull might be connected somehow. This cave was on the property of the D'Ampton family, nobles in the area and the subject of a local legend. Centuries ago, a D'Ampton fought a giant snake in the same cave and killed it by cutting it in half with a sword. This giant snake is referred to in legend (and a rock'n folk song) as the D'Ampton Worm. They soon meet James D'Ampton (Grant), the current heir to the property, and attempt to unravel the mystery.

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The fim begins with Angus Flint (PeterCapaldi), a Scottish archaeologist, discovering a large largse reptilian skull in the backyard of English sisters, Mary and Eve Trent. The Trent sisters share with him that their father disappeared in a local legendary cave while on expedition and believe the skull might be connected somehow. This cave was on the property of the D'Ampton family, nobles in the area and the subject of a local legend. Centuries ago, a D'Ampton fought a giant snake in the same cave and killed it by cutting it in half with a sword. This giant snake is referred to in legend (and a rock'n folk song) as the D'Ampton Worm. They soon meet James D'Ampton (Grant), the current heir to the property, and attempt to unravel the mystery.



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They're LizardFolk, apparently. The usual weakness toward Christian crosses is also averted as shown when Lady Marsh dissolves a crucifix by spitting acid on it. They can be charmed by listening to rhythmic music, apparently (which isn't how snake charming works, but whatever). They don't drink blood (their fangs are for injecting venom). Oh, and these vampires function in daylight [[TakeThat without having]] [[Literature/{{Twilight}} to sparkle]]. Lady Marsh at one point is even seen using a sun bed!

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They're LizardFolk, apparently. The usual weakness toward Christian crosses is also averted as shown when Lady Marsh dissolves a crucifix by spitting acid on it. They can be charmed by listening to rhythmic music, apparently (which isn't how snake charming works, but whatever). They don't drink blood (their fangs are for injecting venom). Oh, and these vampires function in daylight [[TakeThat without having]] [[Literature/{{Twilight}} to sparkle]].daylight. Lady Marsh at one point is even seen using a sun bed!
1st Nov '14 7:59:12 AM pratchettgaiman
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* {{Homage}}: The D'Ampton Worm story is very obviously based in part on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambton_Worm Lambton Worm legend]]
1st Nov '14 7:53:33 AM pratchettgaiman
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Lady Marsh is very friendly to everyone, but is still a vampire who wants to sacrifice virgins to her snake god.



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They're LizardFolk, apparently. The usual weakness toward Christian crosses is also averted as shown when Lady Marsh dissolves a crucifix by spitting acid on it. Oh, and these vampires function in daylight [[TakeThat without having]] [[Literature/{{Twilight}} to sparkle]].

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They're LizardFolk, apparently. The usual weakness toward Christian crosses is also averted as shown when Lady Marsh dissolves a crucifix by spitting acid on it. They can be charmed by listening to rhythmic music, apparently (which isn't how snake charming works, but whatever). They don't drink blood (their fangs are for injecting venom). Oh, and these vampires function in daylight [[TakeThat without having]] [[Literature/{{Twilight}} to sparkle]]. Lady Marsh at one point is even seen using a sun bed!
26th Oct '14 4:26:31 PM eedwardgrey3
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* AnimalisticAbomination: The D'Ampton Worm is a giant, sneake-like dragon (the word worm used to mean dragon a long time ago) and is worshipped by reptilian vampires.

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* AnimalisticAbomination: The D'Ampton Worm is a giant, sneake-like snake-like dragon (the word worm used to mean dragon a long time ago) and is worshipped by reptilian vampires.
2nd Oct '14 2:39:07 PM IantheGecko
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The fim begins with Angus Flint, a Scottish archealogist, discovering a large reptilian skull in the backyard of English sisters, Mary and Eve Trent. The Trent sisters share with him that their father disappeared in a local legendary cave while on expedition and believe the skull might be connected somehow. This cave was on the property of the D'Ampton family, nobles in the area and the subject of a local legend. Centuries ago, a D'Ampton fought a giant snake in the same cave and killed it by cutting it in half with a sword. This giant snake is referred to in legend (and a rock'n folk song) as the D'Ampton Worm. They soon meet James D'Ampton (Grant), the current heir to the property, and attempt to unravel the mystery.

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The fim begins with Angus Flint, Flint (PeterCapaldi), a Scottish archealogist, archaeologist, discovering a large reptilian skull in the backyard of English sisters, Mary and Eve Trent. The Trent sisters share with him that their father disappeared in a local legendary cave while on expedition and believe the skull might be connected somehow. This cave was on the property of the D'Ampton family, nobles in the area and the subject of a local legend. Centuries ago, a D'Ampton fought a giant snake in the same cave and killed it by cutting it in half with a sword. This giant snake is referred to in legend (and a rock'n folk song) as the D'Ampton Worm. They soon meet James D'Ampton (Grant), the current heir to the property, and attempt to unravel the mystery.
24th Sep '14 12:26:15 AM AP
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* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: This is John's first year as Lord Of The Manor and he "doesn't give a damn" about his legacy and seems to lament he doesn't have much to do. He is soon given plenty of responsibility when he has to help fight against Lady Marsh.

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* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: This is John's James' first year as Lord Of The Manor and he "doesn't "[doesn't] give a damn" about his legacy and seems to lament he doesn't have much to do. He is soon given plenty of responsibility when he has to help fight against Lady Marsh.
24th Sep '14 12:11:32 AM AP
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* CatFight: James has a dream about Lady Marsh and Eve as wrestling flight attendants.


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* MushroomSamba: Touching the acid left behind by Lady Marsh makes people hallucinate briefly.
23rd Sep '14 11:55:13 PM AP
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* AnimalisticAbomination: The D'Ampton Worm is a giant, sneake-like dragon (the word worm used to mean dragon a long time ago) and is worshipped by reptilian vampires.


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* CampbellCountry: D'Ampton is a small town in rural England and also the site of an ancient dragon and his vampire worshippers.
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