MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 240 this week

Tremors (1990)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 74,121 users   Metascore: 65/100
Reviews: 232 user | 116 critic | 13 from Metacritic.com

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 24 Nov 2010
 
a list of 39 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 21 Feb 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 06 Mar 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 06 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Tremors" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tremors (1990)

Tremors (1990) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tremors.
5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When an army of Graboids - giant, carnivorous underground worms - threaten the Petromaya oil refinery in Mexico, its owners call on Earl Bassett, who once helped kill four of the creatures ... See full summary »

Director: S.S. Wilson
Stars: Fred Ward, Chris Gartin, Helen Shaver
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Third entry in series returns to the small desert town of Perfection, Nevada seen in the first and briefly in the second.

Director: Brent Maddock
Stars: Michael Gross, Shawn Christian, Susan Chuang
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A prequel to Tremors (1990), this movie tells us about the founders of Rejection Valley and how they defended it against the dirt dragons AKA graboids.

Director: S.S. Wilson
Stars: Michael Gross, Sara Botsford, Billy Drago
Tremors (TV Series 2003)
Sci-Fi | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 30-foot worm... See full summary »

Stars: Victor Browne, Gladise Jiminez, Marcia Strassman
Lake Placid (1999)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group attempts to destroy a giant, 30-foot-long man-eating crocodile, which terrorizes Black Lake, Maine.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt
Critters (1986)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A race of small, furry aliens make lunch out of the locals in a farming town.

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush
Dead Alive (1992)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor
Flatliners (1990)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Four Medical students experiment on "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis
Tremors 5: Bloodline (Video 2016)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

A tiny Nevada town is terrorized by giant man-eating worms known as Graboids. The Graboids eventually morphed into even more deadly creatures. A battle is mounted against the deadly ... See full summary »

Director: Don Michael Paul
Stars: Jamie Kennedy, Michael Gross, Natalie Becker
Tremors (2003)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A woman in love is tempted by another man and gets lost in the seduction game, forgetting about the world around her.

Director: Evelin Longo
Stars: Ahmad Enani, Kevin Kennedy, Natalia Magni
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Robert Jayne ...
Melvin Plug (as Bobby Jacoby)
...
...
...
Richard Marcus ...
...
Sunshine Parker ...
Michael Dan Wagner ...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

A small town gradually becomes aware of a strange creature which picks off people one by one. But what is this creature, and where is it? At the same time, a seismologist is working in the area, she detects _tremors_. The creature lives underground, and can 'pop up' without warning. Trapped in their town, the town-folk have no escape. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The ultimate underground movie. It will leave you legless! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 January 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beneath Perfection  »

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,667,084 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Val and Earl's pickup truck is a 1963 Jeep Gladiator thriftside. See more »

Goofs

When Rhonda and Earl climb out of the flood channel after the first graboid is killed, Rhonda's backpack falls off her shoulder. When the camera cuts to another angle, it's on her back again. See more »

Quotes

[Earl Bassett and Valentine McKee have just been chased by a 30 foot long monster]
Rhonda LeBeck: Did you notice anything weird a minute ago?
See more »

Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are the One
Written and Performed by Fahrenheit
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Worms! Worms! Underground drag racing worms!
21 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Loved the movie. How could you not? It has two lovably bumbling buddies, Val and Earl, played to perfection by Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward. It has a remarkably funny gun crazed survivalist couple played completely straight-faced by Michael Gross and Reba McEntire. It has a wonderfully batty bunch of "townsfolk," a winsome heroine and bad lot of underground drag racing worms looking to eat the characters mentioned above. The movie stands out from the "trapped and pursued" genre because it contains tongue-in-cheek humor, comedic escapes, inspired foreshadowing of doom and nutty monster mayhem. This is a delightful B monster movie that would best be watched with fellow funny movie buffs, popcorn and beer.


46 of 51 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The appeal of living in a small town like Perfection steved-7
Why do the Graboids in the film look nothing like the one on the poster? filmlandempire
Delete your post TREMORS style! streetskr96
I can't stand that people call them 'Graboids'... Jaws81
Why did the he give Rhonda pants? aqib4
Fred Ward's hotness sanfelici
Discuss Tremors (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page