Having never seen Jeff Lieberman's Squirm (1976), it's hard for me to show any enthusiasm about this release. However, if there's one thing that Scream Factory is good at, it's making horror fans impulse buy due to their stunning artwork. Based on the cover alone I'll be purchasing this. Not only is this the first Blu-ray release of Squirm, which is reason enough to check it out for the crystal clear picture, but it's about "carnivorous worms". I'm officially sold!
Scream Factory Press Release:
On October 28, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present SQUIRM Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on home entertainment shelves everywhere. Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™, this highly anticipated release contains insightful bonus content, as well as a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art. A must-have for creature horror enthusiasts and movie collectors, SQUIRM Collector’s Edition is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.
When a powerful storm knocks Fly Creek, Georgia's power lines down onto wet soil, the resulting surge of electricity drives large, bloodthirsty worms to the surface – and then out of their soil-tilling minds! Soon, the townspeople discover that their sleepy fishing village is overrun with worms that burrow right into their skin! Inundated by hundreds of thousands of carnivorous creatures, the terrorized locals race to find the cause of the rampage – before becoming tilled under themselves!
Also take note that if you order this release from Scream Factory's official site, HERE, you'll get a free 18X24 poster of the new cover art!
And, this Blu-ray is loaded with bonus features!
Audio Commentary by Writer/Director Jeff Lieberman
NEW - EUREKA! – a look at where the idea for SQUIRM came from with Jeff Lieberman
NEW – DIGGING IN - interviews with writer/director Jeff Lieberman and actor Don Scardino
I plan on making it a pizza night when Squirm arrives at my house. What about you, is it a MUST HAVE for you too?