Wednesday, October 10, 2012
YEAR 1988: THE WHITE WORM
Thus far, this is the only major media adaptation of Bram Stoker's mostly forgotten THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM, of which I made brief mention for Year 1911 in THE PREHISTORY OF THE FEMME FORMIDABLE.
Unfortunately, though the Stoker novel is something of a mess, Ken Russell's adaptation is overly jokey and derisive of the source-material. Amanda Donohue makes an appealing enough snake-woman, but that's about all I can remember from this old chestnut. I confess I haven't seen it in about 20 years, however. Perhaps time might prove kinder to the film now.