Jamie Kennedy and Michael Gross in "Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell" (2018). Photo Credit: Universal Studios

Universal 1440 Entertainment has announced the sixth installment of the cult-classic Tremors franchise: Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, scheduled to hit Blur-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD on May 1, 2018.

In the film, survivalist Burt Gummer is back in action, and his worst fears may have come true. His son, Travis Welker, joins him as they head up to Canada to investigate a series of Graboid attacks on a remote research station.

When they arrive at the station in the Arctic Tundra, where the average temperature is 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, Burt tries to prove his theory that the creatures are now weapons, but before he does he gets sidelined by Graboid venom. He has 48 hours to live unless they can create an antidote from fresh venom, but someone needs to learn out to milk a Graboid.

Most of the Graboids, Shriekers, and Ass-Blasters have been in desert locations; this is the first film to depict them in a frozen climate. Question, how will they differ from those in the desert regions? And, if Burt’s theory is correct, how will the weaponised ones differ from the original ones?

The Tremors franchise started in 1990 when a small town came under attack by worm-like creatures that move under the Earth’s surface. The original film director was Ron Underwood, and the writers S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock. The film has raked in $16.67 million USD. Even though the movie failed in theatres, it took on a whole new life when it hit VHS, leading it to become a cult classic and spawning six films and two television series.


Tremors (1990)

Stars Kevin Bacon as Valentine McKee and Fred Ward as Earl Bass. They, along with seismologist Rhonda LeBeck, discover worm-like creatures hunting them from underground. They are helped by Burt Gummer, played by Michael Gross, and his wife Heather, played by Reba McEntire. They save the town of Perfection, Nevada from the man-eating creatures.

Tremors 2: Aftershock (1996)

A Mexican oil company pleads with Earl Bassett. They have a Graboid epidemic on their hands. Earl gets overwhelmed by the Graboids and their second evolutionary step, the Shriekers. He calls in backup, no other than the survivalist, Burt Gummer.

Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)

The helm of fighting the Graboids is passed over to the great survivalist, Burt Gummer. He heads back to the town of Perfection, Nevada where he faces the third evolutionary step in the Graboids chain, Ass-Blasters.

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)

Tremors 4 is a prequel to the films. The movie takes place in 1889 when the town was called Rejection, Nevada. A hot spring causes the eggs to hatch, releasing baby Graboids known as Dirt Dragons. The mine shuts down and the owner, Hiram Gummer (ancestor to Burt Gummer), arrives to investigate. He ends up saving the town.

Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015)

Burt Gummer is all the way in South Africa fighting on a wildlife reservation. He also finds out he has a son from a brief encounter in the mid-seventies named Travis B. Welker, played by Jamie Kennedy.

Tremors 6: A Cold Day in Hell (2018)

Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant-worm attacks.

Arriving at a remote research facility in the arctic tundra, Burt suspects that Graboids are being weaponised, but before he can prove his theory, he gets sidelined by Graboid venom. With 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom — but to do that, someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid!

Television Series

Tremors: The Series (2003)

SyFy Channel, hour long, 13-episode series. The series explores the relationship the folks of Perfection, Nevada have with an endangered species of Graboid named, El Blanco. They learn to protect themselves from the creature, at the same time protecting the creature and the town from greedy people.

Tremors: The Series (2018)

The Syfy Channel is trying once again to bring the Tremors franchise to television. The killer Graboids that almost destroyed Perfection 25 years ago are back. The town’s hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat them once. But to do it again he must overcome age, alcohol, and a delusional hero complex. Only the pilot episode has completed filming.

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