Tremors 5: Bloodlines – USA, 2016

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Tremors 5: Bloodlines is a 2015 American monster horror movie directed by Don Michael Paul (Half Past DeadLake Placid: The Final ChapterJarhead 2: Field of Fire) from a screenplay by John Whelpley (Tremors 3: Back to Perfection) and produced by Ogden Gavanski (The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Fire; Warm Bodies).

Michael Gross returns as weapons enthusiast and expert subterranean creature hunter Burt Gummer with Jamie Kennedy (Scream series) as his new right hand man, tech-savvy Travis. Ernest Ndhlovu, Natalie Becker, Zak Hendrikz, Lawrence Joffe, and Emmanuel Castis head up the main cast.

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Tremors 5: Bloodlines was released in October 6, 2015, on Blu-ray Hi-Def, DVD, and Digital HD. The release includes 25 minutes of bonus features including extended scenes and outtakes, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.

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Press release:

The theatrical release of the original Tremors in 1990 combined suspense-filled action, sci-fi imagination and witty humor in the tale of a tiny Nevada town terrorized by giant man-eating worms known as Graboids.

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The Graboids eventually morphed into even more deadly creatures known as Ass Blasters. In this all-new adventure that travels halfway around the world to South Africa, the Graboids and the Ass Blasters are not only bigger and badder but Tremors 5 introduces an additional unexpected surprise that raises the stakes in the battle for survival…

Reviews:

“There’s a lot to like in Tremors 5 … if you’re a fan of this franchise, then you will have a blast cheering on Burt and the others as they wipe out the Graboid threat in South Africa. I’m hoping this film does well enough that they eventually make Tremors 6.” Anything Horror

“The film is otherwise a straightforward experience, a picture that doesn’t really expand or explore the universe to any sort of real, honest, dramatic depth. But then again, that’s not what the Tremors experience is about. The film smartly builds a story that allows its best core assets to shine — chiefly Burt vs. the monsters — while maintaining basic formula characteristics along the way. Production values are great, perhaps the best since the original and certainly several ticks above “acceptable” for a DTV release.” Martin Liebman, Blu-ray.com

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“Anything called Tremors 5: Bloodlines can, of course, be taken as mindless, disposable genre fare, and while this latest chapter lacks the earnest charms of the first few low-budget follow-ups, and it takes a bit too long to warm up, it’s not half bad. The location switch may have been inspired by budgetary concerns, but it does manage to bring a welcome dash of new scenery to the series…” Scott Weinberg, Nerdist

“Sometimes Tremors 5 tries a little too hard, like when a sequence blatantly rips off a famous scene in Jurassic Park or characters echo lines from Die Hard and Predator; it would appear the movie covets the approval of movie geeks via these corny references. It needn’t bother, but I suppose the effort isn’t unappreciated.” Eric Walkuski. Arrow in the Head

” …when you have beautiful locations of South Africa at hand, yet manage to make the movie look ugly and amateur, only the director can be blamed for making it a failure.  It’s not all about cost. There must be talent. There are scenes that are so blatantly plagiarised in an attempt to fill in for creative brain freeze that you don’t know whether to laugh or turn it off.” The Night Rider, Manly Movie

Interview:

Michael Gross talks to St Greenfield about Tremors 5 at Flickering Myth

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3 Comments on “Tremors 5: Bloodlines – USA, 2016”

  1. The last tremors wasn’t that bad as far as totally shit sequels go. The one with the walking tremors, part 2 i thinks, made me want to punch the universe shut. First one might make a decent remake – bit more full on this time though it wasn’t bloody enough.

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