MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,732 this week

Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)

Video  -  Action | Comedy | Horror  -  2 October 2001 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 8,714 users  
Reviews: 92 user | 51 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 17 Jan 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 04 Nov 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 03 Jun 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (Video 2001)

Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (Video 2001) on IMDb 5.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tremors 3: Back to Perfection.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Frankenfish (TV Movie 2004)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist ... See full summary »

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé
Stars: Tory Kittles, K.D. Aubert, China Chow
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
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The monsters have made it into a small neighboring town in the middle of nowhere and the locals have to band with the survivors of the bar' slaughter to figure out how to survive.

Director: John Gulager
Stars: Jenny Wade, Martin Klebba, Clu Gulager
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A variety of horrible poisonous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.

Director: Ellory Elkayem
Stars: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The survivors are saved by the mysterious prophet, Short Bus Gus, who seemingly has the ability to control the beasts. He leads them into the sewers as they travel to the big city. Along ... See full summary »

Director: John Gulager
Stars: Jenny Wade, Martin Klebba, Carl Anthony Payne II
Lake Placid (1999)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Horror-Comedy about a man-eating crocodile loose in the lake.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt
Hollow Man II (Video 2006)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A Seattle detective and a biologist are on the run from a dangerous invisible assassin gone rogue.

Director: Claudio Fäh
Stars: Christian Slater, Peter Facinelli, Laura Regan
Horror | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Set 100 years ago in Mexico, this horror/western is the story of the birth of the vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium.

Director: P.J. Pesce
Stars: Marco Leonardi, Michael Parks, Temuera Morrison
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 5.3/10 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
Screamers: The Hunting (Video 2009)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A group of humans arrive on Sirius 6-B to investigate an SOS signal sent out from the planet, which has been supposedly deserted since the destruction of the man-made weapons known as "... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Wilson
Stars: Gina Holden, Jana Pallaske, Lance Henriksen
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
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Dr. Andrew Merliss
...
Agent Charlie Rusk
...
Billy Rieck ...
Buford, Jack's Assistant
Kelly Connell ...
Tourist Guy
Matthew Seth Wilson ...
Tourist Kid
Jason Hopkins ...
Tourist Kid
...
Tourist Lady
...
Tourist Mom
Edit

Storyline

Third Tremors movie takes us back to the small Nevada town of Perfection where local resident and adventurer Burt Grummer returns after traveling abroad and killing carnivorous worms called "Graboids" (introduced in the first movie) and their offspring "Shriekers" (introduced in the second movie) to life in his home town and must deal with some crooked land developers, a thrill-seeking guy named Jack Sawyer looking for wealth in this potential tourist town, and eventually dealing with a new strain of Graboid worms that metamorph into their second Shrieker phase, and whom unexpectedly morph into their third stage for another harrowing battle against Burt and Jack in the desert surrounding the town. Written by Matthew Patay

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

graboids | shriekers | monster | desert | worm | See more »

Taglines:

The Food Chain Just Grew Another Link. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Ataque dos Vermes Malditos 3: De Volta à Perfeição  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Uses footage from Tremors (1990) for some of the Graboids scenes. See more »

Goofs

Burt says the ultrasonic frequency of his watch is what attracts the Graboid to him, but the watch only receives at that frequency to maintain its time, it doesn't transmit. See more »

Quotes

Burt: A lifetime of preparation, and *I* end up a refugee?
See more »

Crazy Credits

Melvin continues to curse at Burt as the credits begin. See more »

Connections

Follows Tremors (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Lighthearted, silly fun
29 April 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

I really wasn't expecting much from a third in the series even tho Tremors 2 added so much more imagination. So I was pleasantly surprised when this turned out to be so much fun.

It begins with a rather cool opening scene in which Burt Gummer (still in Mexico) takes out zillions of Shriekers with a massive machine-gun tank thing. After returning home to Perfection Burt must deal with new graboids, new shriekers and another metamorphosis...The shriekers turn into Ass-Blasters, flying creatures with rocket propelled farts. As the town (and the returning, surviving cast from the first film) is besieged by all forms of these animals, Burt and his pals must figure out increasing desperate ways to destroy them.

There's loads of energy and self-referential humor and the locations have a more dark/sophisticated look to them than in the previous 2 films. A light-hearted tone is still in check tho. There's even one teriffic scene in which Burt is swallowed by a Graboid and taken halfway across the desert. I paniced, I honestly thot we'd lost him. Turns out he's okay in the end.

Fred Ward is definitely missed tho his abscence is explained (Earl and Grady went to make a Graboid amusement park) but Michael Gross is simply irreplaceable as the eccentric and paranoid Burt Gummer. And Ariana Richards is so much more cuter now that she's grown up.

Tremors 3 is the best presented Tremors movie on DVD. The 1.85:1 anamorphic picture looks great and the Dolby 5.1 is reasonably lively with lots of bass during the tunnelling scenes. A fair amount of extras come along too.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst in the series... finkenus
Fave moments and/or quotes Flick_Slick
Good movie but had a few plot holes rmshadowolf
How about Fire Farters instead of Ass Blasters? olapinkultao
About the look of the monster... Big_Mike549
dale gribble redoakmick
Discuss Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?