So Freudian

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Bram Stoker’s fever dream prose provides a perfect playground for Ken Russell’s patented brand of absurdist surrealism in Lair Of The White Worm, a tale of heroic lords (Hugh Grant) virtuous virgins (Catherine Oxenberg) and a slinky, serpent-worshiping seductress portrayed with venomous relish by Amanda Donohoe. Phallic symbols (and dick jokes) abound, as does Russell’s giddily blasphemous iconography. Rarely has pure, unadulterated evil been this much fun…

 

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