TremorsDirector: Ron Underwood
Tremors is actually two movies in one. On its own terms, it's an enjoyable modern sci-fi horror-thriller, with good pacing and a sense of humor; but it's also a loving tribute to such 1950s low-budget desert-based sci-fi-horror films like Them!, It Came From Outer Space, Tarantula, and The Monolith Monsters. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are the stars, a pair of small-town handymen living in a small desert community, who stumble upon several difficult-to-explain phenomena, including a couple of people who've died under extremely strange (and, in one instance, very grisly) circumstances. Eventually, they and a handful of their neighbors find the cause: gigantic prehistoric worm-like creatures that streak under the desert the way fish swim through oceans, reaching up and grabbing anything they need for food. Cut off from the outside world, they have to figure out how to get across the desert alive while these creatures -- that are smart as well as fast -- close in on them, stalking them like monster sharks. The film benefits from the presence of special effects that are good enough to pull this all off, keeping the shock value high, and also from a subtly humorous script and performances to match by the entire cast, and director Ron Underwood's breezy pacing of the whole picture.
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- Universal Studios
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- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Kevin Bacon||Valentine McKee|
|Fred Ward||Earl Basset|
|Finn Carter||Rhonda LeBeck|
|Michael Gross||Burt Gummer|
|Reba McEntire||Heather Gummer|
|Bobby Jacoby||Melvin Plug|
|Victor Wong||Walter Chang|
|Michael Dan Wagner||Old Fred|
|Conrad Bachmann||Jim, The Doctor|
|Bibi Besch||Megan, The Doctor's Wife|
|John Goodwin||Howard, Roadworker|
|John Pappas||Carmine, Roadworker|
|Ron Underwood||Director,Original Story|
|O. Nicholas Brown||Editor|
|Ellen Collett||Associate Producer|
|Debra Combs||Set Decoration/Design|
|Ivo Cristante||Production Designer|
|Robert Folk||Score Composer|
|Gale Anne Hurd||Executive Producer|
|Brent Maddock||Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter|
|Donald Maskovich||Art Director|
|Abigail Murray||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Flying Fabrizi Sisters||Makeup|
|Ernest Troost||Score Composer|
|Gene Warren||Special Effects|
|S.S. Wilson||Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter|
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The movies ''Tremors 1 2 and 3'' are some of the best movies on TV. Though its been a while since I've seen the movie, I have been watching the series on SciFi at 8:00 pm on Fridays.
I thought Tremors was a good movie. Before watching it I thought it would be a dumb flick. Come on now, man-eating worms, it had all the makings for a really bad movie. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that the movie was actually very entertaining. The story line was unique and the acting added to the suspense. Tremors is not just a regular scary movie, it also hadsome pretty humorous scenes.I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for an entertaining flick.
What a funny, cleverly-written film this is! The old genre of those wonderful old monster films has been revived in ''Tremors'' written by Brent Maddock and S.S. Wilson. The dialogue is laugh-out-loud funny in places, as they say. The whole story seems almost bizarrely plausible -- wormlike creatures threaten an isolated desert community of somewhat oddball characters. Is this a commentary on our Age of Anxiety? An environmental comment as Nature strikes back? Who knows and who really cares as the characterizations are right-on and the dialogue is funny. The portrayals of desert rat characters are the best part of the film. ''Tremors'' has become something of a minor cult favorite. And, it's not so scary young people couldn't enjoy it although the slimy grossness of the characters gets a little . . . umm, gross and intense at times. The best thing I can say about ''Tremors'' is that unlike most low-budget films, you can watch this a second time and really enjoy it. There's a sequel, ''Tremors 2,'' also on video which is nearly as good. Rent it, buy it, enjoy it in a dark room with a big ol' tub of buttered popcorn.
Top Quality! If your considering buying Tremors, then do it right now. It's got everything comedy, horror and top quality characters. Not much more to be said really except, watch it right now!