Tremors (1990)

On our third commentary track we venture into the 90's, with this classic monster B-movie, directed by Ron Underwood, written by S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock and Ron Underwood, and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd.

On this track we cover:
  • The art of the B-movie
  • Monster and miniature effects
  • The sequels and the TV-series
  • What's the deal with Melvin?
  • And how to win at Rock-Paper-Scissors every time!


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Participants: David Bjerre and Dennis Rosenfeld.
Day of recording: September 8th, 2011.
Version: Tremors US DVD (Also works with Bluray versions).
Movie runtime: 1:35:42.


Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon.

Town meeting.

Welcome to Perfection.

Miniature graboid shot.

Full-size graboid.

The in-camera effect shot, with a pan from the full-size gun...

... to a quarter scale graboid.

Is this where Melvin lives?


Cinefex No. 42 (May 1990), article by Jody Duncan Shannon.

SFX #213 (October 2011), article by Jonathan Melville.


Special Features from the Collector's Edition DVD or Bluray.


Cinefex. Link.

IMDb. Link.

Wikipedia. Link.

Rock Paper Scissors. Link.

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