Portland's own Grindhouse Film Festival slams into high gear tonight with yet another rarely screened, B-horror gem at the Hollywood Theatre. This month's selection is none other than the 1976 worms gone wild spectacle known as Squirm. Directed by Jeff Lieberman of Blue Sunshine fame (or is it infamy?), the film finally answers the question of what it would take to get earthworms on board for eating human flesh; the answer...why electricity, of course.
Here's what the Grindhouse fest press release says is in store for tonight's audience:
Squirm (1976) When a violent storm rocks a small community, a series of power lines are knocked to the ground, sending high voltage electricity deep into the earth. The surge of power hits tens of thousands of earthworms, sending them into a flesh-eating frenzy! A young couple and a detective try to save the town, but not before angry screaming worms start infesting houses, spilling out of facets, and burrowing into people’s skin. If the thought of drowning in a sea of worms makes your skin crawl, then this is the movie for you.
35mm 70′s horror trailers before the movie!
Squirm plays one-night-only at the Hollywood Theatre on Tuesday, May 29th at 7:30pm. More info available here.
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