Sean selects the 1990 western monster comedy Tremors, starring Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward as two country handymen who lead their town of eclectic characters to fight against graboids, giant underground worms that hunt by sound.
Talking points: A shared favorite. Visalia’s Video Zone, home of the animatronic corpse and Indiana Jones snakes. Mom and Pop video rental stores. The Blockbuster in Lodi. San Francisco’s Le Video. 3-2-1 Video in Florence, Oregon. Sam Raimi directs Liam Neeson in Darkman. Not your typical monster movie. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward as Val and Earl. Finn Carter as Rhonda. Michael Gross and Reba McEntire as the Gummers. Victor Wong as Walter Chang. Melvin. The Bacon/Ward chemistry. A good spirited monster mash. The perfect horror/comedy. RIP Wes Craven. The rules. Pulled punches. An amazing ensemble. The slow reveal. Philip and Sean’s Attack of the Flesh Eating Beatles. Sequels and spin-offs. Tremors 5: Bloodlines with Jamie Kennedy. Alternate ending. Buy it/Rent it/Tape over it. Meryl Streep’s one miss?