Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

#FridayFright - Super Sized Surprise

This time Friday fiends we are going super sized. Think Honey I blew up the baby. Admittedly the thought of a giant toddler causing mayhem in the city is terrifying but us ghouls can handle more. I did want to talk about Godzilla vz King Kong a pure classic of it's time with the two iconic huge beasts combating but since I haven't seen it myself in some time and can't seem to find it, I didn't think it was fair on my lovely readers. If you haven't seen it check it out for some awesome B movie magic.
Instead I went with a film I have seen a zillion times and it is still awesome. TREMORS! What is not to love about this classic. Everyone raves about the film that made Kevin Bacon being Footloose, I beg to differ! Remember that game you used to play when you were a kid where you jump from sofa to sofa because the carpet was a shark infested sea? Tremors reminds me of that game. If you thought the sand worms in beetlejuice were freaky then this film will scare the bejesus out of you and have you climbing a tree faster than you can say virgin Mary.

Released in 1990 and described as a western monster movie. It went on to not only have a sequel but altogether there are 4 tremor films and a series. I haven't checked out the series yet for fear it will be pure awful. If you have seen it, drop me a message and let me know what you think.

This film is set in a small quirky town with each character coming with their own small town stereotype. The fact this all happens in a small secluded town makes it all the more scarier for me. Just imagine being in the middle of nowhere and there are only so many people to be chomped to death. Your chances of survival become very limited. So you better become or befriend a bad ass pretty damn quick.

I always have a bit of a soft spot for the local army nut who just so happens to have a house full of guns and explosives. They always come with cheesy one liners, tons of attitude and a secret heart of gold. I like the fighting spirit and in this film the resident ass kicker is Burt Gummer. My favourite character by far soz Bacon.
Food for five years, a thousand gallons of gas, air filtration, water filtration, Geiger counter. Bomb shelter! Underground... God damn monsters.
What the hell are they fighting? I hear you ask. I am talking giant, I mean HUGE carnivorous wormy graboids. They may not look that scary but I am pretty sure if every time you seen someone walk across the floor a huge snake like clawing creature swallowed them you would stay up that tree.

The thing about this film is it shows you how much you can do with limited set. There are actually only two interior sets in the whole film. Other than inside the store and Burts basement we only ever see the outside. This meant the whole set could be built in just under 2 months. I doubt the same could be said for the graboids. Impressive humongous blind creatures of death that sense you through vibrations. The feeling of not knowing what is lurking under your feet. I'm off to give this another watch *jumps to next sofa*.

Which film rocks your super sized world?


  1. Seriously one of my Favourite films! I love ridiculous films this and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes are two of the best :)

    1. It is all about B movies with awful cheesy lines haha xx

  2. woooot thats a weird looking thing
    I haven't seen this film but i'm probably gonna have to go watch it now cuz it looks wonderful xxxx


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