Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Worm Shall Turn

My love of nasty worm-things is no secret. After seeing this video I immediately ordered some 5mm rare earth magnets, because the squirming worm effect is so disturbing. Like all great magic tricks the technique is simple (multiple magnets glued to an irregular cam), but has a myriad of possible uses.

Update: As of 9/29 the video has been set to "Private". I haven't a clue why the creator of the worm project didn't want people watching it.

Update: As of 10/1 a new version of the video is available.


Raven said...

You do realize what a shade this comment --

"My love of nasty worm-things is no secret."

-- puts on your earlier compliment about how "devilishly handsome" certain other people were...

... particularly taken in hand with your insectile sketch of what a "devil" looks like. Yikes!

R.S. Bohn said...

That is so awesome.

Worms have always frightened me, ever since I watched a movie about them crawling under people's skin. It was during the 70s, on a Saturday afternoon Creature Double Feature. Ah, to be a kid again.

Propnomicon said...

@ Raven

Right about now someone should chime in with "...and he always writes significant other, not girlfriend..."


@ R.S. Bohn

You wouldn't happen to be thinking of the classic B-movie "Squirm", would you?

Many a childhood was scarred by that film.

R.S. Bohn said...

Yes! It was Squirm. I've been racking been my brain since this morning for the title.

Ahhh, Squirm. First time, I couldn't sit through the entire thing. :)

Alex Kaeda said...

i emailed this video to my mother. Every year she fills her yard with plastic skeletons, and sheet-ghosts to the point where it looks super hokey (but scares the crap out of 2 and 3 year olds).

I've been encouraging her to reduce the number of skeletons and ghosts, and concentrate on spooking the older kids in her neighborhood. She loved the video, and said shes going to talk to my dad about seeing what they can rig up.

I'm 'favouriting' this video so I can come back to it myself, and adding it to the idea list for an Innsmouth inspired event I'm working on for next year.

Raven said...

Well, large worms crawling on (or from) a corpse could be animated by armature wires or pneumatic hoses....

If portions of the armature wire are not stiff but springy (flexibly jointed), and it is *rotated* at the base, the twisting of the worm might be non-repetitive, improving the effect.