20 August 2011

Guilty Pleasure Flick Saturday - Tremors

Guilty pleasure flicks. That's what I call those movies that, if I were to get stuck on a desert island (with electricity and a DVD player, of course), these would definitely be in the 'save me' bag that goes over the side of the sinking ship with me.
This week's guilty pleasure flick is Tremors.
From B&N:
Tremors is actually two movies in one. On its own terms, it's an enjoyable modern sci-fi horror-thriller, with good pacing and a sense of humor; but it's also a loving tribute to such 1950s low-budget desert-based sci-fi-horror films like Them!, It Came From Outer Space, Tarantula, and The Monolith Monsters. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are the stars, a pair of small-town handymen living in a small desert community, who stumble upon several difficult-to-explain phenomena, including a couple of people who've died under extremely strange (and, in one instance, very grisly) circumstances. Eventually, they and a handful of their neighbors find the cause: gigantic prehistoric worm-like creatures that streak under the desert the way fish swim through oceans, reaching up and grabbing anything they need for food. Cut off from the outside world, they have to figure out how to get across the desert alive while these creatures -- that are smart as well as fast -- close in on them, stalking them like monster sharks. The film benefits from the presence of special effects that are good enough to pull this all off, keeping the shock value high, and also from a subtly humorous script and performances to match by the entire cast, and director Ron Underwood's breezy pacing of the whole picture. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi All Movie Guide
Favorite quotes:

Earl Bassett (Fred Ward) : Hey, Rhonda you ever seen anything like this before?

Valentine McKee(Kevin Bacon): Oh, sure Earl. Everyone knows about them we just didn't tell you.


Valentine McKee : What the hell is going on! I mean what the hell is going on!


Valentine McKee: We decided to leave town just one damn day to late!


Earl Bassett: Run for it? Running's not a plan! Running's what you do, once a plan fails!



Becky LeJeune said...

Tremors is a great one! I still have it on VHS. Yikes. I need to get with the times.

Imzadi Dragonfly said...

I still have never seen this movie. I need to correct that.

Vickie said...

Becky: *grin* I probably still have it on VHS somewhere, too. Just no VCR...oh..wait...we throw nothing away...

Jenna: You really should...I will find it and send it to you, chickie!