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DIRECTED BY: Ron Underwood

REVIEWED: 11-03-97

Would that B-movies could still sneak up on audiences the way this snappy, hilarious sleeper did. An instant cult classic, Tremors evokes the spirit of cheesy monster movies without resorting to copying, parody, or mere irony. Instead, we watch appealing characters (namely Reba McEntire and Michael Gross as a survivalist couple, and Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon as big-thinking handymen) try to outthink a team of enormous, shock-sensitive killer worms. The plot is fully realized and always exciting, with quotable throwaway dialogue. The only film to come close to this low-key original's unique tone is last year's The Arrival, which would complement Tremors nicely as a deadpan double-feature.

--Noel Murray

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