They Attack From Belowby Mighty_Emperor | created - 15 Feb 2012 | updated - 30 May 2016 | Public
My subterranean horror list mainly focused on caves, tunnels, sewers, mines, etc. but there are related films in which monsters pounce on their victims by tunnelling or burrowing up beneath them. So here is that list.
Further reading: Fearnet's guide to underground horror also includes these films, which partly prompted this spin off - after all I do like the Tremors films, so I might as well try and group together as many similar films as possible.
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1. Tremors (1990)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror
Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.
Votes: 99,885 | Gross: $16.67M
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4. Squirm (1976)
R | 92 min | Horror
A storm causes some power lines to break and touch the ground, drawing millions of man-eating worms out of the earth, and into town where they quickly start munching on the locals.
5. Blood Beach (1980)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature ... See full summary »
7. The Gate (1987)
PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror
Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleashes a horde of malevolent, pint-sized demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard.
Votes: 11,712 | Gross: $13.54M
10. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996 Video)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
Battling a life depression, Earl Bassett is offered a job as a mercenary to help a Mexican oil company with a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only ones with a new battle plan..
11. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001 Video)
PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
The now famous Burt Gummer returns to his hometown of Perfection, Nevada for the first time in years, but the deadliest Graboid evolution yet forces him to save the town he swore to protect.
12. Inhabited (2003 Video)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A family dismisses their daughter's claims of "fairies" living in the playhouse in their new home's backyard, until they discover another girl described the same beings in their home, decades before.
13. Tremors (2003– )
60 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
Perfection Valley, Nevada is a quaint little town. The inhabitants live peaceful, tranquil lives. Most of the time. Perfection is home to the Graboid, El Blanco. El Blanco is a thirty-foot ... See full summary »
14. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004 Video)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
A prequel to Tremors (1990), this movie tells us about how the town of Perfection, Nevada became founded and how they defended it against the Graboids with the help of Burt Gummer's ancestor, Hiram.
15. Resonnances (2006)
Not Rated | 83 min | Sci-Fi
A fun trip turns upside down when 3 guys and 3 girls enjoying themselves in the countryside become the perfect prey to a prison escapee who's out for blood.
16. Something Beneath (2007 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Sci-Fi
Just under your feet lurks an evil so deadly, so intelligent, it's scary. The attendees of an ecological summit are about to discover a bigger problem than global warming.
17. The Burrowers (2008)
R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller, Western
In the Wild West a rescue party sets out to find a family of settlers that has vanished from their home under mysterious circumstances.
18. Mongolian Death Worm (2010 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
When an American oil company sets up an experimental drilling plant out in the vast deserts of Mongolia, they awaken a nest. The deadly creatures begin to breed and spread, devouring everyone in their path.
Based on cryptozoology.
20. Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast (2011 Video)
R | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
12 years ago during a scientific expedition 3 animal biologists stumbled upon a great discovery that ended in tragedy. Whatever killed them has awoken and now the legend of the Ancient Snow Beast could prove to be more than just a legend.
21. Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015 Video)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.
22. The Sand (2015)
TV-MA | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After an all-night graduation beach party, a group of hung-over twenty-somethings awake to a beating sun, and a seemingly carnivorous beach that devours anything with a heartbeat that touches the sand.
24. Southbound (2015)
R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.
Votes: 11,927 | Gross: $0.01M