If you have never seen Tremors you really ought to, it’s not a great film, in fact it’s pretty ridiculous but it’s fun and I think Kevin Bacon knew that going in. He is just so relaxed in his performance that it’s actually brilliant and one of his best, don’t get me wrong, when Kevin Bacon goes all out he is brilliant but in Tremors you can see he is a lot more relaxed and it helps make the film franchise truly a cult classic and that’s still exciting and fun to watch to this day. So it is in an excruciating level of excitement that I am happy to say Kevin Bacon is back for a Tremors TV series. This will not be the first attempt at the series as there was another attempt back in 2003 but that just didn’t last.
In a Statement Bacon said this: “We are going to do a pilot for Syfy,” Bacon confirmed. “It’s the only character I’ve ever played that I was interested in exploring 25 years later. It [‘Tremors’] is a really good movie. I don’t go back and watch my movies but because we were doing this one, I had to go back and look at it. It’s just the idea of this loser who is living a very ordinary life and has an extraordinary experience with these monsters and becomes, for a moment, a hero.”
With SyFy channel coming off hit after hit and Bacon returning to the franchise this seems like a sure fire slam dunk. You have the talent and you have a network that allows its shows to get creative and weird I am pretty sure this is going to be awesome. If you are not familiar with the original film, it starred Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire as a group of unfortunates who find themselves going up against “Graboids,” worm like creatures living beneath their small Nevada town. After the 1990 film which because a huge success on home video the series had several more direct to video sequels starting with Tremors 2 in 1996. and another direct-to-home video sequel, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, arrived in 2001, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, followed this up with a prequel in 2004 and 2015 we got the fifth direct-to-home video sequel, Tremors 5: Bloodlines. Let’s not forget the aforementioned TV series from 2003. As you can see there is still a fan base and a demand for these films but with Bacon and Syfy channel working together I feel that Tremors will get the wider appeal it truly deserves.