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Tremors Details


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 , , , and . 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. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

  • Release date:January 19, 1990


Kevin Bacon
as Valentine McKee
Fred Ward
as Earl Basset
Finn Carter
as Rhonda LeBeck
Michael Gross
as Burt Gummer
Reba McEntire
as Heather Gummer
Bobby Jacoby
as Melvin Plug
Victor Wong
as Walter Chang
Richard Marcus
as Nestor
Ariana Richards
as Mindy
Conrad Bachmann
as Jim, The Doctor
Bibi Besch
as Megan, The Doctor's Wife
Tony Genaro
as Miguel
Pam Dixon
Sunshine Parker
as Edgar


Ron Underwood
S.S. Wilson
Brent Maddock
Brent Maddock
Screen Story
Brent Maddock
S.S. Wilson
S.S. Wilson
Screen Story
Ron Underwood
Screen Story
Martin Schaer
Alexander Gruszynski
Ernest Troost
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Folk
Composer (Music Score)
Ivo Cristante
Production Designer
Donald Maskovich
Art Director
Ellen Collett
Associate Producer
Gale Anne Hurd
Executive Producer
Debra Combs
Set Designer
Abigail Murray
Costume Designer
Pam Dixon
Ginny Nugent
Line Producer
Ernest Troost
Richard L. Anderson
Supervising Sound Editor