21 Fictional Worms Deserving of Horror & Devotion

The Sandworms of Titan
Art by Phill Gonzales

Classification: Extraterrestrial Sandworm

Description: The sandworms of Saturn's moon titan remain something a mystery. A curious outer mouth protects the creature's true head as it swims through an abrasive sea of sands, only peeling back when the beast emerges to feast on prey. Strangely enough, its diet depends at least in part on interlopers from various afterlife dimensions.

Further Study: "Beetlejuice" (1988)

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.