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Dec 6, 2015
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Returning director Don Michael Paul hinted at it in a series of Instagram posts, now Tremors star Michael Gross has confirmed it: the franchise is returning to South Africa for Tremors 6.
Gross revealed in September 2016 that Tremors 6 was going into production, with Don Michael Paul posting photos from a location scout at Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve in November.
As is now a Tremors tradition, Michael Gross returned to Facebook last night to announce that he’ll be flying to South Africa next week alongside Tremors 5 co-star, Jamie Kennedy. More
Nov 26, 2016
Although it goes against everything the late, great, Walter Chang stood for, it’s impossible to deny the fact that Black Friday offers people the chance to save money on the things they enjoy.
So, assuming you’ve either enjoyed Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors and want to buy a copy for friends or family for Christmas, or you’ve yet to pick up your own copy, I’ve dropped the price on Amazon for Black Friday weekend.
The paperback is just £9.99 in the UK or $12.99 in the US ($17.46 in Canada) for the weekend, before it goes back up a few pounds/dollars.
The Kindle editions are also much cheaper, though if you do buy the US paperback then you can get the Kindle book free via Matchbook.
So head over to Amazon to see for yourself.
Oh, and if you’ve already bought the book and enjoyed it, I’d really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads.
Nov 19, 2016
The writer of Amazon’s upcoming Tremors mini-series has revealed that Kevin Bacon will star as “a horrible loser” and that the town of Perfection is “coming face to face with failure”.
Things have been pretty quiet on the Tremors front of late, with news of the rival TV and direct-to-video sequels relegated to occasional social media posts or regurgitated news items on entertainment blogs.
This changed earlier this week during the 300th edition of The Writers Panel podcast, which featured interviews with a number of Hollywood screenwriters.
One of those on the panel was Andrew Miller, who is penning the 10-episode Tremors series for Amazon. When asked to talk about the show by host Ben Blacker, Miller revealed that the series is “about failure.” More
Sep 21, 2016
“IT IS HAPPENING!” So screamed the announcement on Michael Gross’ Facebook page last night as he revealed that Tremors 6 has been given the greenlight from Universal Studios Entertainment.
He went on to confirm that his Tremors 5 co-star, Jamie Kennedy, would be back for more monster hunting, along with director Don Michael Paul.
Nothing else is known about the latest entry in the Tremors saga, though it’s likely the film won’t see the return of original creators, SS Wilson and Brent Maddock, who declined to be part of the rebooted franchise back in 2014 when they discovered they wouldn’t have any creative control over the project – read their full statement. More
May 28, 2016
It was back in early 2013 that I interviewed actress Charlotte Stewart for Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors – she told me her thoughts on filming Tremors and returning for Tremors 3 and I thought I’d uncovered most of her best stories.
As I discovered in her new autobiography, there was a lot more going on behind the scenes that few people knew about.
In Little House in the Hollywood Hills: A Bad Girl’s Guide to Becoming Miss Beadle, Mary X and Me, Charlotte takes readers back to her formative years, introducing us to her family and the events leading up to her introduction to the world of acting.
Charlotte’s early career found her working under the direction of David Lynch for his 1977 film, Eraserhead, though it took a number of years to reach the big screen, during which time took on numerous bit parts in shows such as Mannix and The Waltons before winning the role of Miss Beadle in the hit TV drama, Little House on the Prairie.
So far, so Hollywood success story.
But where the book gets really interesting is Charlotte’s revelations about her life between the casting calls, including the romantic encounters with various leading men, the joy of living in Los Angeles during the time of free love and the resulting dramas that were darker than anything in the TV series she starred in. More
May 12, 2016
Kevin Bacon has been taking part in a promotional Twitter Q&A for his latest film, The Darkness, during which he revealed more on the Tremors TV series he first discussed last year.
In 2015 he explained he was teaming up with Blumhouse Productions on a TV reboot, to be written by Andrew Miller.
When asked on Twitter whether he’d be keen to make another Tremors, Bacon explained:
“I would love to make another Tremors. In fact we’re working on a 10-episode mini-series right now.”
Bacon also responded to a question about whether a Tremors series should feature him teaching Graboids to dance…
Bacon discussed his desire to return to the character of Valentine McKee in Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors:
“This guy is one of the few characters I’ve played that I’d be interested in seeing where he is 25 years later. Who does that guy grow into? There’s a lot of possibilities about what could have happened in his life in 25 years – for me it always comes back to the character and that would be fun to explore.”
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Feb 17, 2016
Long before I wrote Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors, I was a fan of behind the scenes books on my favourite films and TV shows.
While planning my book I wanted to see what else was currently on the market, and one of the titles I read was Dustin McNeill’s excellent Phantasm Exhumed. A history of the film franchise, the book goes deep into the making of the movies and is a must-read for any fan.
As I was interested in finding out more about the book, I sent a few questions to Dustin and he kindly took the time to respond.
For anyone who enjoyed Seeking Perfection, I recommend taking a look at Dustin’s book and having a look around the online Phantasm community.
Tremors Guide: Can you tell me a little about your background – how long have you been writing professionally?
Dustin MacNeill: For two years in high school, I maintained a column in a local newspaper. In college, I wrote for a respectable DVD review website. Almost two years ago, I published my first book. I wouldn’t say I’m a professional writer, but I do enjoy it very much as a hobby.
My degree in film studies hasn’t practically served me anywhere else, but has certainly come in handy when I take on these kinds of writing projects. More
Jan 18, 2016
It’s been a long time coming, but episode seven of the TremorsCast finally exists and includes some of my exclusive interview with Kevin Bacon for Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors.
This episode is due to arrive in iTunes on the 19th of January 2016, 26 years to the day since Tremors was released into US cinemas. My plan is to release at least one new episode of the podcast each month in 2016, bringing you news from around the Tremors universe and audio from some of the 50 plus interviews I carried out for the book.
It looks like 2016 is going to be a busy one for Tremors fans, with the recent news that Kevin Bacon plans to bring Tremors back to the small screen along with Blumhouse Productions. I’ve also heard rumblings that Universal are interested in a Tremors 6.
2016 also marks the 20th anniversary of Tremors 2’s release on home video, and I’ll be covering that and more throughout the year.
Kevin told me about his initial feelings about the role of Val McKee:
“There was something fun about that character and the relationship between those two guys, grown men who were kind of losers. When you have two losers who are put into the situation of having to rise to a level of heroism, I think it can be kind of fun. So I was really taking a flyer on it, but I can’t say I was feeling, ‘Oh wow, this is the one.’”
Nov 30, 2015
It’s rare that I send out alerts about the price of Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors, but as we’re getting close to Christmas and this is such a great deal I couldn’t resist!
For subscribers in the USA, if you want to buy a copy of Seeking Perfection for yourself or as a gift, Amazon.com is currently offering 30% off print books until December 1st at 2.59am EST.
In addition, Seeking Perfection is only $17.99 right now, meaning you can bring the book down to just over $12.49 for today only.
As well as grabbing a bargain, anyone buying the paperback from Amazon.com is then eligible to download a copy of the Kindle edition for FREE using their Matchbook programme. So even if you buy a copy of the paperback for someone else, you can keep the ebook for yourself! How great is that?
The free Kindle edition is available for anyone who has bought the paperback from Amazon.com, so if you’ve purchased it since its release date in July, head back over and get a copy.
To be eligible for the 30% off deal, just visit the book page, add it to your basket and enter HOLIDAY30 at the checkout.
I hope you don’t mind this alert, I hope it saves some of you money as we head towards Christmas!