News / 20 July 2022

SQUIRM Screening & Panel In Melbourne

Melbourne’s CINEMANIACS are presenting a screening of Jeff Lieberman‘s 1976 creature feature classic SQUIRM at ACMI on Friday 26 August accompanied by a post-screening discussion panel.

What’s more Cinemaniacs are offering our Melbourne Monster Festers $10 OFF TICKETS if you grab your tickets now, as the early bird gets the worm!

City slicker Mick (Don Scardino) makes his way to the swampy little town of Fly Creek, Georgia, to see his girlfriend, Geri (Patricia Pearcy). After meeting up with her, Mick learns that the area has recently been ravaged by intense storms. More troubling is the appearance of large worms driven up through the soil by the downpours. But what Mick, Geri and the locals don’t realize is that the electricity from downed power lines has caused the worms to go mad and develop a taste for human flesh.

The post film panel will be a multi-focal discussion on the themes, production and marketing of SQUIRM along with the connecting tissue between it and other genre cinema.

Panelists include Lee Gambin, Jarret Gahan, John Harrison, Michael Helms & Adam Ross.

Melbourne audiences can prepare for a diverse and outstanding program that includes BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, CHILD’S PLAY 2, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN & FEMALE TROUBLE in the coming months.

Cinemaniacs is a volunteer-run community of cinephiles that hold monthly screenings of retrospective films across all genres. Each screening is presented by Melbourne’s finest film historians including panels, presentations and video introductions by cast & crew from the films being screened. Find us at our new home at ACMI, in the heart of Melbourne’s Fed Square. If you want a truly unique experience alongside friendly, welcoming folks, then come along to Cinemaniacs.

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