The Lair Of The White Worm (1988)

KEN RUSSELL

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B

United Kingdom/USA, 1988.  White Lair.  Screenplay by Ken Russell, based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Ken Russell.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

An English village that celebrates the mythical slaying of a dragon gets the surprise of its life when it turns out that the beast still lives among its inhabitants. Landed gentry-man and visiting archaeologist team up with two farm girls (, ) after it becomes rather obvious that the sexy aristocrat next door () is actually a minion of the devil looking to make human sacrifices to her serpentine master. Lots of silly video effects and gore, but what really makes this one fail is a sluggish pace and a complete lack of fun. Donohoe is the only sign of life, hilariously stylish in her supercool wardrobe, while the rest of the cast is stony and unconvincing.

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