21 Fictional Worms Deserving of Horror & Devotion

The Worms of 'Squirm'
Horror on Screen

Classification: Electricity-Crazed Man-Eating Earthworms

Description: Who will be the worm face? Perhaps all of us, because as rural Georgians learned back in the late 1970s, downed power lines can raise legions of bloodthirsty earthworms up to bore into our flesh, flood our homes and munch down our loved ones.

Further Study: "Squirm" (1976)

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.