The 2020 TREMORS: SHRIEKER ISLAND is now on Netflix. The 7th Tremors movie has an awesome Jurassic Park-spoof vibe. And, of course, Michael Gross is back as Burt Gummer. Definitely worth watching for fans of this franchise. Read our full Tremors: Shrieker Island review here!
TREMORS: SHRIEKER ISLAND is now on Netflix. This 2020 Tremors movie has a great cast and namedrops a bunch of other genre favorites. From Godzilla to Predator while also being a pretty direct spoof of The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).
Also, Michael Gross is back as Burt Gummer which is always a good thing. If you’re a fan of the franchise and can’t get enough of Graboids, Shriekers, and AssBlasters, then this is for you!
Continue reading our full Tremors: Shrieker Island review below and check it out on Netflix in the US.
Shrieker Island is Alcatraz for graboids
Well, not really, of course, but that’s what the bad guys think. Have we learned nothing from Jurassic Park or any of the other monster movies, where humans try to control nature? Obviously not!
That’s why the line “Alcatraz for graboids” is so perfectly sarcastic. Especially for anyone who has watched Escape from Alcatraz. The 1979 movie starring Clint Eastwood.
This franchise has always been a horror-comedy monster movie at heart. Not in the slapstick kind of way (mostly, anyway). Instead, it’s a spoof that pokes fun at what we see in more “serious” monster movies in a sarcastic way. Also, there’s a lot of struggle to survive which means many will die… often in brutal and very bloody ways!
Tremors 2020 has an awesome cast
This 2020 Tremors movie has a truly awesome cast full of iconic actors. First, there’s Michael Gross as Burt Gummer and he is back in all the right ways. Then there’s Richard Brake as the supervillain who has placed GMO Graboids on Shrieker Island. Richard Brake has done lots of horror movies and especially Rob Zombie movies.
Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite himself) is also in the cast and actually portrays a rather likable character, which is refreshing. Jackie Cruz from Orange Is the New Black is awesome as Freddie, who gets on splendidly with Burt Gummer. The two see things very much in the same way.
Also, there’s a cool nod to the original Tremors movie from 1990, when Val (Kevin Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) are mentioned towards the end. I won’t say in what way since it’ll spoil the ending for you.
The movies in the Tremors franchise
Just a quick reminder, the complete Tremors franchise now consists of the following seven movies:
- Tremors (1990)
- Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996)
- Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
- Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
- Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015)
- Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018)
- Tremors: Shrieker Island (2020)
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Don Michael Paul has directed this Tremors movie from 2020 just as he directed the two previous movies in the franchise. However, this is the first movie in the franchise he also co-wrote. The other screenwriter is Brian Brightley who has two new movies in pre-production, so his career is just getting started now.
After watching this movie, I’ve got an extreme urge to check out the first movie now as well. Just to stroll down memory lane of this horror-comedy franchise. Which reminds me: Do stick around for the end credits since they honor the Tremors franchise and, in particular, Burt Gummer. Did you know he has his own day? Oh yeah, Burt Gummer Day is April 14th.
Honestly, I’m suddenly not sure if I’ve watched all seven movies in the franchise, but I definitely did enjoy this latest one. The cast, plot, and the production quality makes for solid entertainment, so do check it out.
This 2020 Tremors 7 movie is on Netflix in the US from October 20, 2020. Also, it’s out on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD on the same date.
Director: Don Michael Paul
Writers: Brian Brightly, Don Michael Paul
Stars: Michael Gross, Jackie Cruz, Jon Heder, Richard Brake, Caroline Langrishe, Cassie Clare
When a nature preserve in the Solomon Islands is infiltrated by Graboids, Ass Blasters, and Shriekers, two of the preserve’s top scientists recruit Burt Gummer, monster hunter extraordinaire, to eradicate the infestation. While there, Burt picks up a potential new protégé and encounters lost love.