Burt Gummer (Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Kennedy) 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 that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined 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!
Yes, Monster movie fans, there is another Tremors movie upon us. I wouldn’t exactly call the last movie “good” but it was a Tremors movie, and it was kind of cool to have the franchise back. Now they’re talking a reunion show with Kevin Bacon and Burt Ward, so if you’re a fan of Tremors, it’s a good time to be alive. This newest entry into the series takes place in the Arctic, rather than the dessert. Sometimes a familiar property can benefit from a change of scenery, and while this sequel feels quite a bit like the last one, it does add a freshness to it.
Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy return to do battle with the infamous Graboids, and other monsters that were added to the canon in the last movie. A research team is attacked, and only Burt and Travis can save the day. A quick trip to the Arctic reveals that yes, in fact, Graboids have gone cold. Aside from the new setting, A Cold Day in Hell brings nothing new to the table. You can pretty much guess where things will go from the jump. That doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyable, however. Actually, I find that I enjoy most, if not all of the Tremors movies. A Cold Day in Hell is no exception. It’s not great, hell I don’t even know if it’s “good”, but for fans of the series, it’s definitely serviceable.
One thing that makes or breaks a movie like this, is the acting. If it’s a bad movie, it can still be salvaged if the acting is at least moderately acceptable, and everyone in this movie does a pretty good job with their roles. Particularly, I liked Jamie Kennedy in this movie, not only better than he was in the last movie, but better than anything he’s appeared in since the Scream franchise. Something about him this time around just clicked. I really just all-around enjoyed this movie, even despite its purported badness. I think I could comfortably recommend Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell to any fans of cheesy monster movies, and especially fans of the Tremors series.
Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on May 1st. The picture and sound quality are both excellent, and the disc includes several pieces of bonus content. You can find a full listing of extras below. Pre-order your copy on Amazon, or any other major retail outlet.
- The Making of Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell: Filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss why Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell is the most bone-blasting Tremors movie yet.
- Anatomy of a Scene: Watch as we break down the various elements that need to come together to film the first underwater Graboid attack.
- Inside Chang’s Market: Chang’s Market is an iconic location in Tremors history. See how it was recreated and updated for this installment of the franchise.
Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.