Movie Review: Tremors: A Cold Day In Hell

April 23, 2018

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:

Burt Gummer to the rescue!
It’s been 28 years since we were first introduced to Graboids, the giant subterranean creatures that plagued the isolated town of Perfection. Now, the sixth film of the franchise, Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell is headed to Blu-ray and DVD this May.
I’ll be real honest with you, A Cold Day in Hell, in my opinion, is the best of the franchise since the original. At the beginning of the movie, we find Graboid slayer Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) wasting away and mad as hell at tax collectors in Perfection when his son Travis (Jamie Kennedy) returns from a long trip. As soon as Burt goes to take a nap he begins to have what appear to be a combo of nightmares and flashbacks. Just as he rolls out of his hammock, Travis brings news that a team of scientist needs Burt’s expertise. Burt is surprised to learn that the scientists believe there are Graboids in theArtic.

Burt and Travis load up and off the go. On the way, the plane is attacked by Assblasters. When they arrive at the team’s base Burt discovers that Val’s daughter is the one put in the call. Thanks to global warming the artic has thawed allowing the creatures to be unleashed. Soon after Burt and Travis arrive Burt falls ill, from Graboid poison. Travis and the scientist are under the gun to stop the Graboids and save Burt’s life. To cure Burt, they’ll have to capture and keep a live Graboid.
I won’t spoil the rest. But I will say, that Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell is action-packed and the special effects look good. The movie also leaves open the possibility for another sequel, which is teased with a possible new species that lays eggs.
Michael Gross once again proves that the franchise couldn’t go on without him. Burt Gummer is the heart of Tremors. Jamie Kennedy’s character, Travis, seems to bring out the best and worst of Burt, and it is entertaining to watch the two interact.
Tanya van Graan, Greg Kriek, Jay Anstey, Jenna Upton, Jamie-Lee Money, Christie Peruso, Stephanie Schildknecht, Alistar Moulton Black, Rob van Vuuren, and Kiroshan Naidoo co-star. Don Michael Paul (Tremors 5) directed from the script penned by John Whelpley.
So, would I recommend it? Yes. Especially if you’re a fan of the franchise. The movie is gore-filled fun.  Luckily, you won’t have to wait long to see it, Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD May 1, 2018, from Universal Pictures.


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