Tremors is one of the more unrated and fun movies of the 1990s. It became a pretty solid franchise considering the first movie didn’t perform very well at the box office. The franchise revolves around a bunch of underground worms that attack a town in the desert. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward starred in the original film but Bacon didn’t stick around for the following movies. There has been 5 films in the franchise and I think Michael Gross (the dad from Family Ties) is the only constant member of the cast. The most recent movie came out in 2015 (it was straight to DVD) and there was already a 13 episode show starring Gross back in the early 2000s.
Sy-Fy is attempting to get a TV show going again and this time Kevin Bacon has decided to come back. Bacon was supposedly ashamed of the movie while filming but a large cult following must have brought him around. The show is expected to take place 25 years after the original movie with Bacon returning to the town in order to save it from the famous worms. There has been no word on whether Michael Gross and Fred Ward will come back but I think its safe to say that Michael Gross will find his way in somehow.
If you’ve never seen Tremors the first two movies are absolutely worth your time. I think you may be able to catch some of the recent entries on Netflix and I’ve seen the original movie on cable a handful of times.
Are you familiar with Tremors? Are you looking forward to this show?