• Tremors (1990)


Release Date: January 10th, 1990

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 1998

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Repairmen Val McKee (Kevin Bacon) and Earl Bassett (Fred Ward) are tired of their dull lives in the small desert town of Perfection, Nev. But just as the two try to skip town, they happen upon a series of mysterious deaths and a concerned seismologist (Finn Carter) studying unnatural readings below the ground. With the help of an eccentric couple (Reba McEntire, Michael Gross), the group fights for survival against giant, worm-like monsters hungry for human flesh.

Cast: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire, Robert Jayne, Charlotte Stewart, Tony Genaros

Director: Ron Underwood

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Suspenseful, Amusing, Doctor, Escape, Survival, 1990s, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    The special effects are scream-worthy, the gore is minimal and the humor has a folksy zing to it. [19 Jan 1990, p.1D]

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Tremors gets its characters into a series of hopeless situations and then resolves these situations in unexpected ways. I tried to out-guess the movie and couldn't. The movie might be nothing more than light entertainment, but care and thinking clearly went into it. [19 Jan 1990, p.E1]

  • 75
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    While liberally dosing the action with humor, Underwood is able to preserve an undertone of genuine menace and substantial suspense. His shooting style is clean and classical, distinguished by camera movements that emphasize the line of the action without becoming conspicuous in themselves. show more

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