Exclusive DVDetails/art, plus trailer: Do the “WORM”


Be careful what you put in your head in WORM, an independent sci-fi/horror film and festival award-winner coming to DVD in August. We’ve got the exclusive full details and first look at the cover, plus the new trailer.

Synapse Films releases WORM, directed by Doug Mallette and winner of Best Actress and Best Screenplay at last year’s Dark Carnival Film Festival, on disc August 12. The synopsis: “In a future where we no longer have the ability to dream, people have turned to ‘Fantasites,’ genetically engineered wormlike parasites, for sleep relief. Delivered right to your door, these ‘worms’ allow you to experience your wildest nocturnal fantasies by just dropping one in your ear canal right before bedtime! Charles [John Ferguson], a socially awkward young man, begins using this new miracle dream aid, hoping it will bring excitement to his mundane life and get him closer to the girl of his dreams. Soon, things squirm out of control for Charles and his friends, when the government bans the product and people seek the addictive ‘Fantasites’ through underground illegal means.”

The movie began life as a short created for Nashville’s “48 Hour Film Project,” and its dialogue was improvised by the cast during filming. The DVD’s 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer will be accompanied by:

• Audio commentary by Mallette, producers Jennifer Bonior and Jeremy Pearce and visual FX supervisor Julian Herrera
• Original WORM short film
• Deleted scenes
• Original trailers

Retail price is $19.95. Check out the trailer below the art.



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