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Tremors (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  19 January 1990 (USA)
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Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.



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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

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They say there's nothing new under the sun. But under the ground... See more »


Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

19 January 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beneath Perfection  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)


$16,667,084 (USA)

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The town set was built in about two months. See more »


When Rhonda is jumping across the shelves in the store, they seem very stable, despite looking weakly built. In addition, when the worm grabs hold of them, they start falling. See more »


Earl Bassett: [Graboid eats Rhonda's shovel] Don't he have a home to go to?
Valentine McKee: That's why Edgar never got down off that damn tower.
Rhonda LeBeck: I think I have an idea.
Earl Bassett: You know, we're gonna have to come up with some sort of plan, he's just going to wait us to death.
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References The Howling (1981) See more »


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Excellent homage to 50's B Movie horror flicks
1 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What we have in this film is the atmosphere of some of the old 50's B movie classics with an 80's touch added,and very well done at that. We have unique and rather intimidating monsters,as well as a very unique cast of characters to battle them.While Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward may be listed as the leads,I think that Michael Gross practically steals the entire show.While it isn't flawless,it certainly is entertaining enough.I would recommend it to any fan of 1950's B horror films.It is well worth the rental and would be a good addition to anyone's library.

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