- Title Tremors
- Director Ron Underwood
- Year 1990
- Run time 1hr 36m
- Genres Comedy, Horror, Action
- Tagline The monster movie that breaks new ground
Just as Val McKee and Earl Bassett decide to leave Perfection, Nevada, strange rumblings prevent their departure. With the help of a shapely seismology student, they discover their desolate town is infested with gigantic man-eating creatures that live below the ground. The race is on to overcome these slimy subterraneans and find a way to higher ground.
|3:32||His aim with the hammer is about as good as a Stormtroopers.|
|7:15||You can’t have a city with a population of 14!|
|8:36||“We plan ahead, that way we don’t do anything right now.”|
|16:36||Why is it always them discovering stuff?|
|23:10||It was more scary when we didn’t know what it was.|
|26:54||Photos with the snake monster. People are so stupid.|
|29:13||I like that they use rock-paper-scissors for pretty much every decision, and don’t quibble it.|
|35:42||“Hey, check this out, I found the ass end!”|
|44:28||How is she driving with her legs sticking out the back?|
|47:14||Oh god, the pogo stick.|
|52:43||This movie has such a weird tone, horror, rom-com, who knows?|
|59:52||Jeez louise, Reba has some guns.|
|1:01:25||“Broke into the wrong god-damn rec room.”|
|1:12:32||I mean, it’s a good plan but she’s on the water tower still.|
|1:16:37||Aww, sad realisation! They planned for everything but these monsters.|
|1:19:50||This is an awesome woman - scientist, athletic, clever, and swears.|
I believe this to be one of those films that isn’t great but earns itself a cult following and is therefore beloved. I can totally see that. I really liked the camaradarie between Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward, and the tone of the movie is great, a little bit horror but quite a lot more comedy.
I think the reason it misses the mark for me is that there could be a really good film in here - the premise is great, but the monsters are just ridiculous. There’s a moment where the doomsday couple realise they had planned for everything except attack from underground and I think there’s so much potential terror in there… but it’s just one fleeting moment in the movie.
Anyway it was very entertaining but I don’t know if I can say it was actually good.
Rating: 2 / 5