welcome to the island
In some ways, the Tremors movies are an example of what can happen to a franchise going the straight to video route, a fate the Fast and Furious films narrowly avoided. The original 1990 film remains a classic creature feature and the sequels that have followed have only enjoyed success on the occasional midnight runs on the SyFy channel from time to time. Recently the Tremors films made a bit of a come back after remaining underground (intentional pun joke) for several years. The latest iteration, Tremors: Shrieker Island, the seventh in the franchise, brings us more graboid action this time taking place on Dark Island, a private location where big game hunters hunt genetically modified graboids for sport and money. But as is with any creature feature plot, something goes awry calling Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) back into action to take care of the sizeable problem. There's really not much to say about the film that would make it any different from the last ones. It's pretty much the same plot but in a different setting: graboids appear, Burt comes in, works with some people to take them down and they blow them up in an extravagant amount of orange, slimy guts. Despite not messing with the old tried and true formula, the films have been an enjoyable guilt-free B-movie type that do exactly what they promise. If you're a fan of the films or you have an interest for creature feature flicks, look no further than Tremors: Shrieker Island.