• R, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Horror, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Ron Underwood
    In Theaters:
    Jan 19, 1990 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 28, 1998
  • MCA/Universal Pictures

Critic Review - FEARnet

I think there should be a lot more movies like Tremors out there, and no I don't mean more sequels.

January 9, 2011 Full Review Source: FEARnet | Comment (1)


Tommy H.

Tommy Hatcher

I just watched this movie for the first time yesterday and I thought it was awesome, this coming from a guy who usually only likes straight up dark and humorless horror. What impressed me the most were the graboids. They looked really cool, but also, each time they showed up they did it in a very memorable way. They rarely used the same idea twice. The ways they appeared were really imaginative and sometimes pretty spooky too. I also liked that the writers were very clever and original about showing us how intelligent the graboids were. They did it so well that at the end of the film it almost seemed like the graboids could actually exist in real life. Besides the graboids, I thought the characters and dialogue and all that, and even the humor, was very clever too. Good humor in a horror/comedy is a pretty rare thing, if you ask me. I'd say this is the best horror/comedy I've seen since The Evil Dead 2, and that's a huge compliment. I really wish they made more movies like this too. Meaning, for me, not just well written and well acted, but horror/comedies where at the end you're not wishing that they just left the comedy out, which is the case for just about all the horror/comedies I've seen so far. The dark comedy in The Evil Dead 2 made the film better, I thought, which is why I compared Tremors to that film, although The Evil Dead 2 is way better, in my opinion anyway.

I'm getting ready to watch all the sequels now. I'm guessing that by the time I'm done I'll get what you mean by 'and I don't mean more sequels' lol.

Sep 9 - 12:44 AM

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