21 Fictional Worms Deserving of Horror & Devotion

The Carnictis Sordicus
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Classification: Toothed Monster Worm

Description: With a name like "vile meat-weasel," you know this specimen is far from cuddly. Native to the abyssal chasms of Skull Island, these bloated worm creatures are among the more disgusting annelids on the list. While they first seem little more than calf-sized worms, their toothy mouth parts and propensity for swallowing humans whole is enough to thoroughly revolt this writer and make him forget everything else about their island home.

Further Study: Peter Jackson's "King Kong" (2005)

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.