In 1990’s Tremors, we learn that the Graboids have survived hundreds of years by adapting to harsh underground conditions. Somehow that’s not as impressive as how long the Tremors film franchise has managed to survive–and thrive–over the years.
The Tremors series continues in May with the release of Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, and we’ve got a clip from the upcoming film to share with you.
A Cold Day in Hell follows Burt Gummer (played by the irreplaceable series mainstay, Michael Gross) as he travels with his son, Travis Welker (played by Jamie Kennedy who joined the franchise in Tremors 5: Bloodline) to the Arctic. It seems that some Graboids have made their way to this inhospitable land and have started attacking pretty much anyone who dares to make a sound.
Things get even worse when the pair realize that someone might be trying to turn the Graboids into weapons. During the investigation, Burt is poisoned by one of the Graboids and realizes he has just 48 hours to find a cure. The problem is that the cure may require them to… err… “milk” a Graboid (your guess is as good as ours in terms of what that entails).
In the clip above, we see Burt trying to calm what appears to be a group of students and researchers as he educates them on the protocol of dealing with such a situation. In other words, don’t make any seismic noises and mind the “ass blasters” (Burt’s preferred terminology for the Graboid offspring that are capable of reading heat and traveling above ground).
We then see what appears to be one of the people responsible for the Graboids weaponization project get attacked and kidnapped by the aforementioned ass blasters. You may notice the subtle fart sound effect that accompanies the ass blaster launching off. It’s the little touches like that which really clue you into how this franchise has survived almost three decades.
A Cold Day in Hell will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 1, 2018.