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Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015)

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The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above. 

REVIEW: Tremors 5: Bloodlines was the first Tremors movie in 11 years, and it seems like it's quite the divisive entry, but I must say that for me, personally, I love the absolute hell out of this one, right up there alongside the first two movies, though perhaps just a small peg below.


The main thing everyone seems to hate is the new remodeled designs of the Graboids and Assblasters, but I'm perfectly fine with them. They have an in-movie reason why they look different, and in the case of the Assblaster I actually think this new design is a huge improvement on the original design from Tremors 3: Back to Perfection and the TV Series, which I thought was a really silly and stupid design. I am disappointed this offshoot of them skips the Shrieker phase though, but the new Assblaster almost looks li…

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)

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A prequel to Tremors, this movie tells us about how the town of Perfection, Nevada became founded and how they defended it against the original Graboids with the help of Burt Gummer's ancestor, Hiram Gummer.

REVIEW: For Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, we go back in time to the wild west days, when Perfection was a small mining community called Rejection, and the first batch of Graboids are born, causing havoc.


I love wild west horror movies, especially creature feature ones, and I really think that after the last couple Tremors movies and the TV series, this back-to-basics approach was the best angle for them to take. Just like with the original movie, we have only the initial Graboid form here, and honestly that works just great. Going back to keeping it simple and straight forward, but in a time where heavy artillery was not quite as readily available. Michael Gross returns, but this time he's playing his character's ancestor, a very selfish, lazy, anti-gun rich man - the…

Tremors: The Complete TV Series (2003)

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Perfection Valley, Nevada is a quaint little town. The inhabitants live peaceful, tranquil lives. Most of the time. Perfection is home to the Graboid, El Blanco. El Blanco is a thirty-foot worm creature who hunts prey by sound. It is an endangered species, so as long as El Blanco is around, Perfection can't be bulldozed by any greedy developers. To protect their home, the people of Perfection must co-exist with El Blanco, dealing with him when necessary, as well as other strange situations and creatures that come their way.

REVIEW: Back in 2003, long before Kevin Bacon tried (and failed) to get his own out-of-continuity Tremors TV series off the ground, there was another Tremors: The Series that existed. Picking up right where Tremors 3: Back to Perfection left off and continuing with some open plot threads from that movie, we got the short-lived, 13-episode Tremors: The TV Series, which aired on Syfy before they cancelled it, but not before they aired episodes out of ord…

Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)

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Burt Gummer returns to his hometown of Perfection, Nevada for the first time in years, but the deadliest Graboid evolution yet forces him to save the town he swore to protect. 

REVIEW: After two amazing, perfect, movies, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection came along and ruined the streak.

Michael Gross returns yet again, this time as the main focus of the movie (and from this point onwards in the franchise) and he remains the shining point of this movie. There are other returning characters from the first movie as well, as this returns to the original town of Perfection from the first movie, and their original actors return to reprise those roles for the first time in 11 years, but none of them, nor any of the new characters, are acted all that well aside from Gross as Gummer.


Hell, everything about this one is just...less. The acting, the directing, the story, the level of threat in the movie, and the embarrassingly-bad special effects - all of it is just...less... than they we…

Tremors (1990) and Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)

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Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures that are killing them one by one.

REVIEW: My reviews for Tremors and Tremors 2 are being posted together into one post because, well, what’s there to say about Tremors that hasn’t already been said at this point? It’s pretty much the go-to perfect creature feature B-Movie and it's been covered by thousands of people in thousands of other reviews.

Awesome unique creature? Check. Great creature effects? Check. Really fun and well-acted characters? Helll yes, double check. Add to that the perfect mix of serious horror/suspense and light-hearted comedy, and throw in some fun as hell chase and attack scenes.


Sure, it might be a bit slow at times in the middle, but the mystery of what’s going on (for a first viewing anyway), mixed with the really fun characters, keeps your attention quite well, despite the slower pace.

This entire series is pretty much my all-time favorite movie franchise be…