Tremors - Spooky Cinema

Part of Spooky Cinema Week!

 

'The phones are dead, the roads are out... we're on our own!' All is not well in Perfection, Nevada, a remote desert town. Itinerant cowpokes Val (Bacon) and Earl (Ward) are all set to up sticks when they happen across a corpse perched incongruously atop a telegraph pole...and then another, apparently swallowed up by the earth. Huge, carnivorous, worm-like creatures, capable of tunnelling at incredible speeds in response to seismic vibrations, are literally undermining Perfection.

With a tip of the hat towards its '50s forefathers, this canny genre entry exploits its novel subterranean threat to the max, the ingenious situations being orchestrated with considerable skill by first-time director Underwood. Bacon and Ward project a wonderful low-key rapport, based initially on jokey ignorance before giving way to terse apprehension.

It's great to hear authentic B movie talk again, especially when the cast takes it upon itself to name the monsters, only to come up with 'graboids' by default, and to debate their probable origin: 'One thing's for sure...them ain't local boys'.

This is what a monster movie is supposed to be like, and it's terrific.

— Time Out London

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 7:30pm

Muenzinger Auditorium, E050
Muenzinger Auditorium is located west of Folsom Stadium on Colorado Ave. The closest parking is pay lot 360 next to Duane Tower., Boulder, CO 80309

Event Type

Film

Interests

Fun & Entertainment

College, School & Unit

Arts & Sciences

Website

https://internationalfilmseries.com/f...

Cost

$9 GA, $7 STU/SEN

Group
Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts, International Film Series
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