21 Fictional Worms Deserving of Horror & Devotion


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The Vendren Worm
Art by Jamie Oberschlake

Classification: Pluralizing Monster Worm

Description: Beware the worm that walks among us, such as the dreaded Venderen Worm that haunts the streets of Crotalorn. Surrounded by undulating tendrils that probe immodestly at its prey, the great worm can easily gobble up a human whole. That's fine enough strength for the shadows, but such a monster needs stealth to survive in the world of men. As such, the Venderen Worm shapes its form into that of a human, in time budding additional, subservient forms as well. Very old members of this secretive species may ultimitly populate whole households with their ring of supernumerary.

Further Study: "The Venderen Worm" by Brian McNaughton


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.