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2000s, Monsters

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 12
Source of story The earlier outings of this franchise, starting with the original Tremors.
Writers/Script Scott Buck
Additional Info The characters and the story developed by S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Ron Underwood and Nancy Roberts
Director S.S. Wilson
Starring Michael Gross, Sara Botsford, Billy Drago, Brent Roam, August Schellenberg, Ming Lo, Lydia Look, Sam Ly
Elevator Pitch In 1889 the miners in the silver mine at the tiny town of Rejection are attacked and killed by mysterious subterranian creatures so the mine is closed down putting the future of the store and the hotel at risk. The owner of the mine arrives to find out what has gone wrong and he and the townsfolk take on the creatures in order to survive.
Content Scenes in the mine and its locality as people are attacked and either dismembered or taken underground by what are later to be known as the “graboids”. Discussions in the town as the store owners and the hotelier convince the mine owner to help them to survive. Battles with the monsters, at one point involving a “punt gun” maybe the only ever film appearance of the firearm.
A View This was a straight to video production and I quite enjoyed it. I felt that the tone of the cult original was maintained using a very small cast. It was not reviewed on Rotten Tomatoes and the general public did not like it much, but I think it is watchable if you have seen the first one.

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