Thursday, October 15, 2015


Tremors Movie Review

The denizens of a small town in the middle of a desert are terrorized by giant worm-like creatures that attack from below. This 1990 horror/sci-fi/comedy hybrid delivers on all fronts--it is funny at times, scary other times, and is an obvious nod to creature feature sci-fi films of the 1950s. The cast is filled with actors you will recognize: Kevin Bacon (Friday the 13th, Flatliners), Fred Ward (The Crow: Salvation), Michael Gross (Family Ties), Bobby Jacoby (The Wonder Years) and even country music singer Reba McEntire. The acting is pretty much on par with that you would expect. I have always been entertained seeing Gross play a character that is SO different than the ex-hippie Steven Keaton he played on Family Ties. Jacoby (now known by his real name, Robert Jayne) does a really good job as wise-cracking Melvin. On the other hand, Finn Carter is irritating as Rhonda, and, though I am a big Kevin Bacon fan, this is one of my least favorite performances of his.

I'm not THIS big of a fan

The creatures, termed "Graboids" in the film, are really impressive. They tunnel through the sand at rapid rates, have several tongue-like appendages, and absolutely devour their prey.

Say, here's one now

If you are looking for a terrifying film to watch with a storm outside at three in the morning, this is not what you should turn to--however, if you are looking for a movie that will entertain you, make you laugh, give you chills, and make you happy you don't live in the middle of the desert, Tremors is your film.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 8

Tremors Movie Trailer

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