Tremors 4 : The Legend Begins title

Tag line : A Revolution Has Begun

Tremors 4 : The Legend BeginsYeeeeehaaaawwwww, welcome to the wild west as this fourth Tremors film takes us right back to the year 1812 and to the beginnings of a certain desert town. In this, the workers of Rejection (yes that's REJECTION) Nevada have been having a spot of trouble down in their Silver mine.

Following a spate of mysterious deaths, combined with native superstitions, the locals have refused to work down there and even started to leave the town. Notwithstanding, the  Mine's owner, a certain Hiram Gummer (Michael Gross), travels to the remote town to find out what the problem is. There they discover the workers have been picked off by some small carnivorous creatures that fly out of the ground and drag their victims back down underneath the soil.

Determined to make the mine workable again, Hiram and the remaining townsfolk hire notorious gunslinger Black Hand Kelly (Billy Drago) to take out these leaping underground critters. But when they find the tiny creatures have grown into something much larger they realise they're going to need some heavier firepower to get the job done.

Somewhat different in style to its predecessors, overall this is a thoroughly entertaining prequel which shows how the town of "Perfection" got started and how the Gummer family developed its obsession with firearms.

Overall Marks : 6/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Michael Gross's character Hiram is meant to be the great-great Grandfather of Burt Gummer.

  • The films budget was $5,000,000.

  • The film takes place in 1800's, yet the town sign in Tremors 1 says Perfection was founded in 1902.

  • The town in the film was built on the Polsa Rolsa Ranch in Acton, California and was pulled down after filming had been completed.

  • The film was shot in a mere 25 days.

  • Billy Drago, who plays Black Hand Kelly, is a prominent B-movie horror actor. Having appeared in "Sci-Fighters", "Hills Have Eyes" (remake), "Demon Hunter" and the notorious Masters of Horror TV episode "Imprint".

  • The scenes of Carson city were filmed at Calico Ghost town, near Barstow in the California desert. This is a genuine former mining town built in the late 1800's which was abandoned after the mine ran dry and is now open as a tourist attraction and theme park.

  • The character of Old Fred (JE Freeman) was a jokey reference to the original Old Fred in the first film (played by Michael Dan Wagner).

  • The US DVD contains numerous making of features and a directors commentary. The UK disc however is a bare-bones release with no extras.

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