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 »
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
The "graboids" are very reminiscent of the giant worms in Dune (1984). Both are giant worms, live underground, live in the desert, have large mouths on the end, and respond to vibrations on the surface. Also, both films have the characters escaping the worms by retreating to rocks where they can't get attacked. See more »
When Burt and Heather are being attacked in their basement by one of the creatures, he breaks the glass of the display case and loads an extremely powerful 8-gauge "elephant" gun. Burt then takes aim and fires twice, eventually killing the monster. The problem is that when preparing to fire, he puts the butt of the gun UNDER his arm and not against his shoulder where it has to be in order to fire effectively. Had that been a real gun of such a size and caliber, the recoil would have, at the very least, launched the gun backwards under his arm, and in a worse case scenario, either had the barrel of the gun strike him in the face because of the downward angle of the butt or had his wrist broken as the gun would have moved faster than the physical reaction needed in order to get his finger out of the finger guard. See more »
[Graboid eats Rhonda's shovel]
Don't he have a home to go to?
That's why Edgar never got down off that damn tower.
I think I have an idea.
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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The BEST B-movie in the 1985 to 1995 period, if not even longer !
"Tremors is a flawless film" wrote another commentator on this site and he's damn right ! What a movie ! I've missed it in the cinema, because over here in Europe, this maybe played in Vienna in 2 theaters for one week and hardly anybody catched it. But some time later, maybe 1992, 1993 it was shown on TV, some midnight cheapie, I thought, but watching it, it scored bullseye, I was glued to the TV-set.
Have seen it 3 or 4 times since then and it's an amazing joy to see this again and again and again and ...
Why ? First the storyline is simply simple & fantastic & brilliant. The perfect homage to the B-movies (you know, Tarantula et. al.) of the 50ies and 60ies. Even better than they were/are.
Ron Underwood must have seen maybe all these B-flicks, at least most of them, and captured the essential elements of this genre perfectly. There is NOT ONE WRONG SCENE in this, it works, from start to finish, like THE master-thesis for the "giant creatures are trying to kill us"- :-)) genre. If Tarantino would have made this, he would be hailed to the hall of fame for it (where he is anyway, but then again, isn't this one mucho better than Death Proof, e.g.?).
The dialog is extremely casual/leisured/funny, always on the spot. Cleverly photographed, funnily written, without being stupid for just a second.
What makes this so very special is the relationship between these two slackers, Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward. One younger, one slightly older, the chemistry between them is fantastic, the really seem to have spent all their lives together in the backyards of rural America. Their looks, the dialog, their mimic, all unmatched in the last 20, 25 years of US-cinema.
TREMORS was Ron Underwood's first feature and none of his later efforts does come even close to it (actually he made just unmemorable schlock later). But this one picture will get him recognition far beyond his earth-days, I bet ! TREMORS poures love & total respect for the genre from every frame ! I bet Ron Underwood, who was 37 when he directed this masterpiece, must have dreamed of making this movie for a decade or even longer, that's why it is so superbly developed, so perfect, so flawless.
Watch it, love it, watch it again, I bet you will ! :-))
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