In this holiday feature, we will showcase the best monster movies ever made during each day of the month, leading up to Halloween.
Repairmen Val McKee (Kevin Bacon) and Earl Bassett (Fred Ward) are tired of their dull lives in the small desert town of Perfection, Nev. But just as the two try to skip town, they happen upon a series of mysterious deaths and a concerned seismologist (Finn Carter) studying unnatural readings below the ground. With the help of an eccentric couple (Reba McEntire, Michael Gross), the group fights for survival against giant, worm-like monsters hungry for human flesh.
A lot of films have come out in the last forty years or so calling themselves some sort of old-school wanna be movies. Most don’t make that cut. Tremors is one of the few that manages to accomplish this. It’s a modern, throwback monster movie that captures the essence of a 1950’s creature feature perfectly. That’s why it’s one of the best films of this type – ever. Another reason it’s such a great film is the casting. Almost across the board, the roles are perfectly cast. Beginning with Kevin Bacon as Val and Fred Ward as Earl.
The two have an onscreen relationship that you just can’t fake. Aside from the Graboids, those two are the best part of the film. The rest of the cast isn’t too shabby either. Finn Carter, Reba McEntire, and Michael Gross all are outstanding in their roles.