Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
Title: Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
Release year: 2004
Country: United States
Director: S.S. Wilson
Stars: Michael Gross, Sara Botsford, Billy Drago
Rating: 4/5

A prequel to Tremors (1990), this movie tells us how the town of Perfection, Nevada was founded and how they defended it against the Graboids with the help of Burt Gummer’s ancestor, Hiram.

Connections
Tremors
1990
Tremors 2: Aftershocks
1996
Tremors 3: Back to Perfection
2001
Tremors 5: Bloodlines
2015
Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell
2018
Tremors: Shrieker Island
2020
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A worthy prequel: Tremors 4 Unearths Its Roots

2024-05-16

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins takes us back to the dusty beginnings of Perfection, Nevada, long before Val McKee and Earl Bassett faced their first graboid. This 2004 prequel delves into the town’s history and introduces us to Hiram Gummer, the great-grandfather of Burt Gummer (from the original Tremors), played with characteristic charm by the returning Michael Gross.

The movie stays true to the spirit of the franchise, offering a satisfying blend of action, adventure and B-movie horror. Expect thrilling Graboid encounters laced with humor and a classic Western setting. While the special effects may seem a bit dated by today’s standards, they hold up well within the movie’s campy tone.

Tremors fans will find much to enjoy in this origin story. Seeing Hiram Gummer face the graboid threat with ingenuity and grit adds another layer to the Gummer family legacy. The movie isn’t without its flaws, with some viewers criticizing the smaller cast and monster scenes compared to later installments. However, it maintains a fun pace and effectively expands the Tremors universe.

If you’re looking for a good dose of monster mayhem with a dash of western flair, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins is a rootin’ tootin’ good time.

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