Tremors

Tremors (1990)

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Trivia: When Mindy is getting her picture taken next to one of the graboid's tongues, look at the shelf of movies behind her when the camera zooms out its farthest in that shot; in the second row down (I think it's the in the second row down), if you look really closely, you can see that one of the movies is Tremors. (00:25:40)

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Suggested correction: This is simply not true. The edge of the tremors VHS is black with Tremors written down the middle in orange writing with a small picture at the top of the main characters. There is no black video with orange writing in this scene.

Factual error: When Val is talking to Burt on the CB radio and desperately trying to tell him to get out of his basement, Burt is using a handheld CB. After Val's very last transmission, Burt is now holding a rifle, not the CB. When the Graboid crashes through Burt's basement wall, we hear him say over Val's CB, "Jesus Chr..." his transmission was cut off. First of all, Burt wasn't holding the CB so he wasn't transmitting at the time. Second, there are portable CBs that you can lock the PTT button for extended transmissions (I owned one), but that wasn't the case here. Finally, even if by some chance Burt accidentally did lock the PTT button before putting it down, it wouldn't have cut off. The Graboid broke through away from where Burt was standing and talking and couldn't affect the CB. It was done for dramatic effect of the scene. (00:58:30)

DrLoomis1978

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Suggested correction: Could be he put the CB down on the PTT button (it's a rather large one) and it stopped transmitting when the tremors caused it to flip off it.

lionhead

Audio problem: Right after Bert kills the second graboid he gets on the radio and says "we killed that mother-humper". Val replies "...be advised there are two more mother-humpers". However Val's lips don't seem to be saying "humper". This occurs even in unedited versions of the film. (01:01:40)

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Trivia: When the producer S.S. Wilson was thinking of a new movie idea he was out in the desert sitting on a rock, he then thought to himself "What if I couldn't get off this rock?" which got him thinking of "Tremors".

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Question: I know the movie is called Tremors, but are the monsters called "tremors" or "graboids" or "snakeoids" or something else?

Answer: They officially name the creatures "graboids", as that's also what they call them in later films. Tremors is just a clever movie name, and "snakeoids" was just one of the potential names the chinese guy and the kid were thinking of naming them.

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