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The Lair of the White Worm
Directed by Ken Russell
Produced by Dan Ireland
William J. Quigley
Ken Russell
Written by Novel:
Bram Stoker
Ken Russell
Starring Hugh Grant
Catherine Oxenberg
Amanda Donohoe
Music by Stanislas Syrewicz
Distributed by Vestron Pictures Ltd.
Release date(s) September 14, 1988 (Toronto Film Festival)
Running time 93 min.
Language English
Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

The Lair of the White Worm is a 1988 film based loosely on the novel by Bram Stoker of the same name and drawing upon the English myth of the Lambton Worm. The film was written and directed by Ken Russell and stars Amanda Donohoe and Hugh Grant.



Angus Flint (Peter Capaldi) a Scottish archaeology student excavating the site of convent, at the Derbyshire Bed & Breakfast run by the Trent sisters, Mary (Sammi Davis) and Eve (Catherine Oxenberg), He unearths an unusual skull which appears to be that of a large snake. He ties the find to the local legend of the d'Ampton "worm", a mythical snake slain in Stonerich Cavern by John d'Ampton, the ancestor of current Lord of the Manor, James d'Ampton (Hugh Grant). When the watch of the Trent sisters' father, who disappeared a year ago near Temple House, the stately home of Lady Sylvia Marsh (Amanda Donohoe), is found miles away in Stonerich Cavern, Angus thinks the legendary creature may have survived and still be alive deep beneath the cavern. The enigmatic Lady Sylvia is the immortal priestess to the snake God Dionin, which, as Angus suspected, still exists in the caves beneath her house which connect with Stonerich Cavern. She steals the skull and later abducts Eve to be the latest sacrificial offering to her God, but her actions are discovered and Angus with the help of James manages to rescue Eve and destroy both Sylvia and the worm.



The film was shot at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire and on location at Gaddesden Place near the Gade Valley, Knebworth House and in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire.

The Derbyshire house used as the location for Mercy Farm was previously used as the Gordon family Home in the 1970s TV series The Adventures of Black Beauty.

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