Macabre...ish Horror Review: Tremors 2: Aftershocks



Tremors 2: Aftershocks, 1996/ 1 hr 40 min.


Years later, Val moved out if town and married Rhonda but Earl (Fred Ward) is still here on his failed Ostrich ranch, after squandering his fortune. And at an oil field in Sonora, Mexico, the graboids are back! And killing off the workers. The owner, Carlos Ortega (Marcelo Tubert) approached Earl for a job hunting them down. He accepts after originally turning him down, he heads down to Mexico for the price of $50,000 for each one killed. The price is doubled if he can catch one alive.


The Mexican Army offers whatever Earl needs to kill the graboids and so he does the job with remote control cars rigged with dynamite. His partner for the hunt is taxi driver/fan boy, Grady Hoover. Along with Earl and Grady is Geologist, Kate (Helen Shaver) and her assistant Julio.


They are overcome but the sheer number of graboids so Earl enlists the help of Burt (Michael Gross). Who arrives in a truck, loaded with firearms and explosives. During the fight to eradicate these things, the group discover they are evolving with the appearance of bipedal ones, they call Shriekers. They discover these creatures to be hermaphrodites and once they eat enough they multiply. And rather than being able hear or see, they ‘see’ infrared rays with heat receptors.


And they multiply fast. Which is made worse when the shriekers get into Burt’s supply of MREs, easily doubling their numbers. How do they evolve you ask? The bipeds burst out of the worm varietals, killing them. The bipedals or shriekers multiply by eating then vomiting up their offspring.


Not only that, they’re smarter and solve problems. This is a much bigger problem than expected.


I did miss Kevin Bacon and Reba McEntire but it was still a fun watch. Bright as hell, giant worm splashes, graphic effects and a small cast.