In the last few days, it was announced that Syfy has officially dropped the Tremor series. For fans of the franchise, like myself, this was a huge bummer. The only thing that kept me going was knowing that I would finally have a chance to watch the 6th installment, Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell.
Was it worthy of the franchise or was it in another letdown? Find out!
The next chapter in the Tremors crazy storyline was directed by Don Michael Paul with a screenplay written by John Whelpley. The cast includes Michael Gross, Jamie Kennedy, Tanya van Graan, Jamie-Lee Money, and more.
Official Synopsis for Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell:
This story finds Burt Gummer (Gross) and his son Travis (Kennedy) at a remote research station, where they must go up against Graboids once again. This time, they have been converted into living weapons.
I absolutely love the Tremors franchise. Although there are some duds along the way, the 5th installment stands strong, which gave me hope for the 6th. Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell was pretty much everything I expected. The PLAN was to kill mothef*cking Graboids and that’s exactly what happened! This time, they’re bigger and even more indestructible, but with Burt Gummer and his crew… they don’t stand a chance. Or do they?
There’s nothing new about killing Graboids, but they still managed to keep the story intriguing and fresh. I loved how they brought in new and interesting characters. Plus the humor is strong in this one just like all the others, which is a huge plus. The franchise wouldn’t be the same without it.
Speaking of the characters, they’re what always drive the story, especially with Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell. Burt and Travis’ father and son relationship is more complicated than ever. Burt struggles with his pride of being right about everything and not letting Travis take control of anything. Meanwhile, a new yet familiar name joins the crew that will have fans rejoicing. Does Valerie McKee ring any bells?
The Graboids are fucking insane throughout this one! All different kinds and absolutely massive. It also makes me wonder if Stranger Things was inspired by them and perhaps that’s partly how they came up with the Demogorgon. You got to admit that they have similarities.
I also have to mention the more emotional side to this film which sets it apart from the others. I can’t say I ever got choked up watching a Tremors film until now. No, I didn’t cry, but there were several moments of sadness that fell upon me wishing I could help out. Burt knows how to pull at your heartstrings. You’ll see what I mean when you watch it!
If you love special features, definitely check out what this Blu-ray has to offer. Some of the bonus features include:
- The Making of Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell
- Anatomy of a Scene
- Inside Chang’s Market
All of them are fun, but I especially enjoyed the making of the film. It’s always fun to see the inside works of something you love especially with a franchise that is still going on since the 90s.
Final Thoughts on Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell
Overall, I was happy with the newest chapter of the Tremors franchise. It had some cheesy moments, it wasn’t quite as entertaining and free-flowing as the 5th one, but it still held its own and brought new things to the mix. I can’t wait for everyone to check it out. Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell will be available on Blu-ray and DVD May 1st – so make sure to pick up a copy and let us know what you think!
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