Cinema Chance Cube, Episode 38: TREMORS: SHRIEKER ISLAND

We Want Worms

Arthouse gems? Bite me. Hollywood blockbusters? Go bust yourselves. It’s the ass end of the best year ever, so the Chance Cube has picked out for us the best film of 2020. That would be Tremors: Shrieker Island, the seventh film in the hallowed Tremors franchise.

It’s only been a couple of years since the last installment,1 but it sure seems longer; too long since the last time we got to see beloved lead character Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) in action. When you’re dealing with pre-Cambrian, subterranean worm monsters, who you gonna call? That’s right! Globally known and adored genre film legend, Burt Gummer.

Burt Gummer

Burt Gummer (left)

It really is a damned shame that Halloween was so soon after Tremors: Shrieker Island came out, because it didn’t leave the kids much time to put together their Burt Gummer costumes. If Universal Studios had been smarter about their release schedule, I have no doubt every other kid on the block would have been sporting Burt Gummer’s trademark aviators and mustache. Get your shit together, Universal!

Anyway, the boys got to talk about this masterpiece, so now you get to listen!

The other 2020 films we could have talked this week were the Brazilian science fiction western Bacurau, the harrowing drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always, the Vin Diesel superhero film Bloodshot, the psychological science fiction horror film The Invisible Man, and the DTV sequel Deep Blue Sea 2.

Needless to say, watch all of those movies. I mean, they’re no Tremors: Shrieker Island featuring cinema icon Burt Gummer, but that’s a high bar to clear. Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!


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  1. Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, a film that does not live up to the frigid promise of its title.