New ‘Tremors’ Film Finally Gets Title, PG-13 Rating

For all those fans of the terrifying Tremors franchise, now you know what to call the latest installment (instead of just saying Tremors 7).

The new film–slated for a direct-to-video release this October–is titled Tremors: Shrieker Island, as reported by comicbook.com.

The movie also was given a PG-13 rating for “creature violence, language throughout, some gore and suggestive/drug references.” Guess that just about covers it.

Michael Gross returns to the franchise (once again) as Burt Gummer, a role the actor has played in the six previous films, as well as the TV series, for 30 years now. Jon Heder, Jackie Cruz and Richard Brake also star in this excursion into horror.

Filmmaker Don Michael Paul–who helmed Tremors 5: Bloodlines and Tremors 6: A Cold Day in Hell–will go for the trifecta behind the camera this time around.

The film’s official synopsis teases the terror to come. “The deadly Graboids are back,” the summary says, “illegally brought in to a new island resort by a rich playboy looking for a trophy hunt. Serving as a twisted spin on The Most Dangerous Game, it is up to Burt Gummer to save the day.” Naturally.

This film builds on the original 1990 Tremors, which saw a small Southwestern town come under attack from the massive subterranean Graboids. Since that disaster, the monstrous Graboids have morphed into various forms over the course of the franchise.

Gross said he has given a lot of thought to the Tremors films and his Gummer character. “My little brain is cooking about just what’s the next evolution of (the character), what does he have to face next,” Gross revealed in an interview. “And what does he need, what does he want and how do the monsters change, too–if they do. Where do we take this next?”

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Tremors: Shrieker Island.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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