While Tremors has never been as big a deal as franchises like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, it’s quietly been chugging along for over 25 years. The Tremors movies have been surprisingly consistent in quality so far too, at least when compared to many other flagging horror franchises.
The one constant in all the Tremors entries to date – aside from the Kevin Bacon lead upcoming Syfy TV series – has been Michael Gross’ Burt Gummer, Perfection’s local gun nut and survivalist. Burt can be rough around the edges, but he’s a good man at heart, and has saved many people from those damn Graboids.
Following 2004’s Tremors 4: The Legend Begins – which was a prequel set in the Old West version of Perfection – the franchise took a lengthy break, before being resurrected with 2015’s Tremors 5: Bloodlines. Gross once again returned as Gummer, alongside new sidekick Travis Welker (Scream’s Jamie Kennedy.).
Tremors 5 went over quite well with audiences, making Universal eager to continue the series. Thus, 2018 will bring fans Tremors 6, set for release on Blu-Ray and DVD in May. Gross and Kennedy are both back in their respective roles, as is Bloodlines director Don Michael Paul.
Now, the MPAA has officially rated Tremors 6 PG-13, in line with the prior films in the series. Along with the rating comes confirmation of the sequel’s title: Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell.
Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell sends Burt and Travis up north to a remote arctic research facility in Canada to investigate a series of Graboid attacks. Burt suspects something sinister is behind these events, but before he can prove anything, he’s infected by Graboid venom and must race to find a cure within 48 hours.