Directed by: Ken Russell
Actors: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi, Sammi Davis
Also known as: A Maldição da Serpente, A fehér féreg búvóhelye, Der Biss der Schlangenfrau, Jardim do Mal, Kryjówka bialego weza, La guarida del gusano blanco, La tana del serpente bianco, Le repaire du ver blanc, Legenden om den vita ormen
Description: Scottish archaeologist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent that he is excavating. Shortly thereafter, Lady Sylvia Marsh returns to Temple House, a nearby mansion, far earlier than expected. At a party in the village, Angus meets Lord James D’Ampton, who has just inherited his family’s land right next to Temple House. Angus learns of the D’Ampton Worm, a huge dragon-snake that an earlier D’Ampton killed by cutting it in half. (There’s a pretty catchy rock-folk song that tells the D’Ampton Worm legend.) As people begin disappearing and acting strangely over the next few days, the skull is stolen from Angus’s room, and the watch of a missing person is found in a cavern that was the legendary home of the D’Ampton worm. Angus and James discover that there was an ancient cult that worshiped the worm as a god, and they theorize that the creature somehow survived its destruction..