Tremors 1990

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Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are in a fight for their lives when they discover that their desolate town has been infested with gigantic man-eating creatures that live below the ground!

Starring:
Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

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Tremors

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Director Ron Underwood
Starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 April 2006
Format: DVD
Quite simply a classic.
A horror comedy master class. If you enjoyed shawn of the dead then you will love this, very much the definition of horror comedy.
It could of gone horribly wrong when a group of executives got together and decided to do a land based version of Jaws, but the idea is saved by a fantastic script, awsome acting and jaw busting effects, well they were then, but in an industry over populated by cringe worthy computer effects, Tremors hold its own beautify with some plush modle effects.
Set in the fictional town of Perfection, nevada, the film follows a day in the life of two handy men (Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon) eaking out an existance in the bad lands of America, until they decide they have had enough and head for the nearest city, only to find that something horrible is eating its way through every one they've known, and is eyeing up the residence of Perfection valley for afters, their only hope is to make a stand with the help of Burt Gummer, a gun crazed militaria fanatic and the owner of the local shop, played by John Carpenter staple Victor Wong (Big Trouble in Little China, Prince of Darkness).
seriously if you like horror and enjoy a laugh, get this one on your shelf.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Caddick on 10 Jan 2005
Format: DVD
When I was a kid Tremors came on TV and my mum lept at the chance to show my sister and I one of her favourite films. We sat, terrorized, waiting for the worms that my mum had fore-warned us were about to burst through the earth and start eating people.
The terror wore off almost instantly as the first worm appeared, big and rubbery, but the laughter and pure enjoyment I get from watching this film has never worn off.
The perfectly cast Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward lead the cast as the handy-men Val and Earl, who become entangled in the feeding antics of the giant 'graboids', the film goes on from there.
A further 3 films are evidence to the popularity of the original, although I feel that they are best ignored.
If you haven't watched this film, watch it.
If you don't own it, buy it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. D. Downs on 5 Jan 2006
Format: DVD
This is absolute Classic B movie action. It's just fantastic, it has everything that it should have, hammy acting, silly story, silly monsters, slightly dodgy effects... but then it has more, some of the creature effects are actually really really good, and some of the actin gis actually excellent character acting. So long as you have a sense of humour you can not go wrong with this film or any in the series (four and a tv series so far) get it and enjoy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tom Merrill on 11 Oct 2003
Format: VHS Tape
Tremors has got to be one of the best films in the style of 1950's horror... EVER!
Set in the isolated desert town of Perfection, the total population of 14 soon start to drop in numbers as Graboids pick them off one by one. It's a fight for survival which has some great scenes of action and laughter.
The reason that I like this movie is because it isn't exactly the same as other horror/sci-fi movies. We've all seen 1001 movies where a spaceship disappears into deep space and finds aliens... again! They just start to get boring, because lets face it, once you've seen one, you've seen most of them! So this movie offers something new. Monsters (known as Graboids) that are under the ground. If you can imagine Jaws, but on the land, you're getting close! The setting for the movie is also amazing! Desert floors with steep mountains, everything is dry rather than movies such as Aliens (which I love and am not picking on!)which are alot more dark and wert. So it's a completely new movie idea, which doesn't fail to deliver the goods!
Well worth checking out! And for more information, you can visit our fan-site for these movies at [...]
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By t.catlin@netmatters.co.uk on 7 Sep 2000
Format: DVD
Val and Earl are two handy men in a small desert community. They do all the nasty work in the town of 'Perfection'. They decide that they have had enough of life in Perfection and try to leave. Something stops them! It would be a crime to give anymore away. I love the characters in this film, the gun toting trigger happy couple who have an arsenal in their cellar, the sassy seismologist that turns up to check out some strange underground activity, the way that Val and Earl use paper scissors stones to decide everything from who's going to make breakfast to who is going to risk their lives and save the day. The plot is very thin, but this is a 'B' monster movie and it all goes to prove that you do not need famous actors and a massive budget to make a cracking film.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By luis ricardo on 15 Feb 2011
Format: Blu-ray
i like this movie. it's kind of a classic for me. shame about the crap picture quality of the blu ray. i think heavy amounts of edge enhancement where applied to the image giving it a very artificial look. a shame...
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl Jackman on 27 Aug 2006
Format: DVD
Every so often a gem of a movie comes along that takes everyone by surprise. Tremors is one of those movies. Taking its cue from the old black and white 'B' movies, it tells the story of two handymen, Val and Earl (Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward) who decide to give up their go-nowhere lifestyle on the very day that monsters move into the area and threaten the peaceful existance of Perfection, Nevada.

The movie barrels along at a cracking pace, setting up the plot with a series of strange occurances. When the creatures finally make their appearance, it's with the realization that they're not state of the art creations like, say, Ridley Scott's Alien, but they're still pretty scary in their own right, managing to excite and disgust in equal measure without going over the top.

So, thwarted in their attempts to leave town, Val and Earl are enlisted as reluctant heroes, battling to save the inhabitants of Perfection from becoming a hot lunch. Aided and abetted by the spunky and likeable Finn Carter, as a seismology student caught up in the action, and the excellent Michael Gross as the gun toting Burt Gummer, who manages to steal just about every scene he appears in, the pair quip their way from scene to scene in this lively and underrated horror spoof!

Things to watch out for? Check out the Graboid assault on Burt Gummer's fortified home! The doctor and his wife's demise! And the final 'explosive' scene is comedy-horror at its very best!

While not enjoying the budget of some of the bigger films of its day, Tremors manages to hit all the right notes in so many ways. Watch it!! You won't be disappointed! There are certainly worse ways to spend 92 minutes!
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