Director: Richard Powell
Writer: Richard Powell
Type of Horror: Psychological Horror
Out of 5 Stars (Bad, OK, Good, Great, Awesome): 4
Everyone has ‘that’ teacher. You know the one. The guy or woman that everyone knows should have quit or retired by now, but stays on year after year, making everyone miserable. Well, this teacher makes that teacher look like Mary Poppins, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at him.
Geoffrey Oswalt Dodd, played exceptionally by Robert Nolan, is a high school English teacher who looks just like any other educationalist. Kind, always has a smile on his face, seemingly very helpful…but also very unhinged.
As we watch a typical school day unfold, we begin to realize that Geoffrey is NOT all that happy with his life. He is, in fact, teetering on the edge of insanity. He hates his co-workers, hates his office, and hates the writer’s block that’s keeping from finishing his novel, but most of all he hates his students.
Except one. Lillian (Samantha Nemeth). Lillian is the one brunette ray of sunshine that brightens his dark and gloomy world. Never mind the small fact that she’s underage or doesn’t want anything to do with him. He has a plan to take care of all that.
Mr. Dodd is slowly unraveling and he tries to keep up appearances, but he’s gradually losing what little control he had. There’s only so much blood you can wipe off the sink before someone notices. The end of this film will have you on the edge of your seat just waiting.
Robert Nolan, who we will talk to at length later, plays this disturbed role perfectly. He is definitely someone to keep an eye on for future projects.
You can see “WORM” at the first annual Oklahoma Horror Film Festival here in Tulsa during Labor Day weekend.