21 Fictional Worms Deserving of Horror & Devotion


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A Freak Named Worm
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Classification: Mutated Human

Description: The demented Elijah C. Skuggs transformed many a mundane human into a repulsive freak, but poor worm here stands out as one of his least-human experiments. Thanks to a generous application of the mutagen Zygrot 24, Worm's body is now a boneless, segmented tube. Thankfully, he can still wear his eyeglasses and retains his powerful intellect, but his limbless condition leaves him powerless to wipe his own butt.

Further Study: "Freaked" (1993)


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.