The Lair of the White Worm (1988) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

The Lair of the White Worm
MPA: R BBFC: 18 Maturity Rating 18+

BBFC Reason
When an archaeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a near-by town begin to disappear, leading to further inexplicable occurrences.

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Sex & Nudity


A woman lies in a tanning bed. Full frontal nudity. There are several scenes involving nudity. All involve the "villainess" being topless when "transformed" in the priestess. She and another character appear in skimpy underwear a couple of times. Nuns are attacked and raped by Roman Soliders. You see a closeup of a mans upper body thrusting against a clothed nun. Some nuns are "pinned down" with weapons. Several sexual references. An older woman seduces a young man (also see violence & gore) In several scenes a woman and her followers are seen wearing a strap-on dildo/spear-like appendages.

Violence & Gore


A mangled small dead animal is thrown at a character A character is cut in half but continues to move. Blood on the ground where they are split Several instances of people being bitten with blood trickling from the wound A crucified figure is shown in a dream sequence. In the same sequence, a characters arm is stabbed with a knife, pinning them to the ground. A woman seduces a young man into her bathroom, then ducks her head under the water. It is implied she bites him somewhere on the groin/genital area and the bite paralyzes him. Several scenes show the priestess and her followers wearing phallic spears. In a dream sequence, they impale a young woman repeatedly



Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


Characters smoke cigarettes, Several instances of social brandy drinking. Several mentions of scotch whiskey.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


Some viewers may find the strange sexual imagery disturbing. Surreal dream sequences are disorienting and strange. Snake people have long fangs. Music can be suddenly foreboding. Snake monster looks a little cheesy, but may still frighten younger viewers.