Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell                     review by Bobby Blakey

The horror genre is known for not only a variety of insane films, but for a ton of sequels. While it is no surprise that the 1990 flick Tremors starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire spawned more chapters, but I doubt anyone thought it would last this long. Now after 4 sequels, and a short lived TV series. Now a sixth chapter of the film franchise is here with Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell once again starring Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy, but does it live up to the Graboid legacy or should it stay underground?

Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell follows Burt Gummer and Travis Welker who find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant worm attacks. Arriving at a remote research facility in the arctic tundra, Burt begins to suspect Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is silenced by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom, but to do that someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid. Director of Tremors: Bloodlines Don Michael Paul reteam with Gross and Kennedy to continue this latest story of the Graboid hunters and manages to keep the fun alive.

Like the previous they once again evolve the Graboids to a new level and bring everything fans love from the franchise to the mix. The use of CGI is not my favorite, but they do a decent time with it this time around with some practical effects still used for some fun moments. Part of the fun outside of just seeing Gross as Gummer is that they also evolved his character connecting it to an incident in one of the previous entries. This allows Kennedy to step up in a way where his character could continue the franchise should they want too.

These films aren’t breaking down any barriers in the horror genre, but if you like a fun monster flick then this is the film for you. I admit that I have really enjoyed these last two films way more than I thought which makes me eager to see more. With the recent announcement that the new Tremors TV series reuniting Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward over at SyFy is officially dead we can only hope that they get the chance to keep the films moving forward to satisfy our Graboid love!

This is a must have for any fans of the long running Graboid franchise so be sure to grab your copy of Tremors; A Cold Day in Hell along with Tremors: The Complete Collection when they hit Blu-ray and DVD on May 1st from Universal Home Entertainment.

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