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

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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19 January 1990 (USA)  »

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Beneath Perfection  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,667,084 (USA)
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Trivia

There are only two interior sets in the entire movie. Walter's Store and Bert & Heather's basement. Every other shot is an exterior. See more »

Goofs

After removing the piece of graboid from the back bumper of Val and Earl's truck, the townspeople take pictures with it. Rigormortis usually sets in for any living creature within hours after death. However, when Melvin comes out of the shop screaming, he has the graboid piece around his neck and it is easily movable. See more »

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[Burt Gummer looks at his bomb shelter for perhaps the last time]
Burt Gummer: Food for five years, a thousand gallons of gas, air filtration, water filtration, Geiger counter. Bomb shelter! Underground... God damn monsters.
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Cult Movies 18
4 January 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

18. TREMORS (SCI-fiction, 1990) Welcome to Perfection, Nevada. Population: a couple. Opportunities: none. That's why handymen Val (Kevin Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) have always planned to leave town. And this time they mean it. Suddenly a series of bizarre killings prevent them from leaving. With the help of a seismology student, they discover giant-worm like creatures living under the desert sand. Now their goal is to leave town in one piece.

Critique: Lighthearted horror, sci-fi, comedy 'mish-mash' has an interesting premise, oddball characters, and wonderfully ferocious action. As our embattled heroes struggle to survive against the relentless creatures, the battle of wits that ensues becomes inventive and exciting.

The film shares strange similarities with Spielberg's legendary 'Jaws'. As the suspense and body count mount, the threatening desert sand (water) becomes an infinite playground for the bloodthirsty worms (sharks), as they use scare tactics against their unbeknown victims (swimmers). Not knowing where they will strike next, people tiptoe their way across town trying not to alert the creatures. It all makes for 'TREMEndous' fun.


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