Tremors (1990)

Tremors Quote: “Can you fly, you sucker?” – Valentine McKee

Can you fly, sucka? It’s time to load up our 1980’s era Japanese pick-up truck with vault poles and fishing dynamite as we head to the desert town of Perfection, Nevada for the scariest game of “hot lava” with giant landshar—um—graboids.

As a birthday present to himself, listener Mac E commissioned the 1990 cult horror-comedy film, Tremors, that spawned SIX(!) direct-to-video sequels as well as a short-lived television show.

Ashley Schlafly joins desert natives Gene Lyons & the King Bee as they explore Kevin Bacon’s sex appeal, the town economy, and earthworm anatomy. Additionally, learn why the studio delayed the film for 2 months, ensuring Tremors would be played on basic cable for the next 30 years.

After the review, be sure to stick around for some of the strangest shat-outs we’ve ever received. These topics, and so much more, on this week’s episode of Shat The Movies.

Plot Summary: “Tremors” 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.

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