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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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

The "elephant gun" used by Burt to kill the Graboid in his basement is a Belgian-made William Moore & Co. 8-gauge shotgun. See more »

Goofs

When the horse is supposedly being wrestled to the ground by one of the creatures, a wire which keeps the horse on the ground is visible at the upper left of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Walter Chang: Earl. Here's some swiss cheese and some bullets.
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Connections

Followed by Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996) See more »

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It's a Cowboy Lovin' Night
Written by Ronnie Rogers
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Courtesy of MCA Records
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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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