The Tremors Critters Are Back With a Terrifying New Strategy

Remember Tremors, the 1990 monster comedy in which Kevin Bacon battles giant underground worms in the desert? Of course you do. Tremors rules. But did you know the series is still going, with a fifth installment—Tremors 5: Bloodlines—coming to Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow?

Indeed it is! Here’s the synopsis:

The stakes are raised for survivalist Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) in his most dangerous monster hunt yet. When Gummer’s hired to capture a deadly Assblaster terrorizing South Africa, he and his new sidekick, Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy), find themselves in a battle to the death against the fiercely aggressive Assblasters and Graboids. Discovering that the monsters have evolved into even more lethal creatures, their mission takes on a whole new level of unseen terror—far more than they bargained for.


The dad from Family Ties is still in it! (Michael Gross has been in all of the Tremors movies as well as the short-lived TV show; in origin story Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, he plays his Graboid-hunter character’s Wild West-dwelling great-grandpa.) And the guy who knew how to survive horror movies in Scream (though in Scream 2, he fumbled a bit trying to survive a horror-movie sequel)—yep, he’s also in it.

Unfortunately, neither appear in this exclusive clip, which though brief is still juicy on its own merits, which offers a glimpse of a monster that’s evolved in a very important way.


“We’ve got better things to do than baby-sit Americans in Africa,” grumbles a heavily armed, heavily-accented man as he waits for his cohort to dispatch a ... something that’s blocking the bridge ahead. (Pro-tip: look above you, buddy!)

Tremors 5: Bloodlines will be available starting tomorrow, October 6, on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

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I was vageuly curious what the monster was all about (having missed out on most of the Tremors sequels), but decided it would be best not to Google “Assblaster”