Ron Underwood

2015 Tremors screening updates

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You wait years for a screening of Tremors at a cinema, then three of them come along at once. Admittedly two of them have been initiated by me, but still…

Yes, fans of the best sci-fi/horror/comedy/western starring Kevin Bacon ever made are in luck this anniversary year, with the news that March’s 25th anniversary Tremors screening wasn’t your only chance to see it on the big screen.

As of writing this post on 17th August 2015, three more screenings will take place, two in the UK and one in the US, and I’ll update this page as and when I hear of more.

3 September update: see another new addition for New York

New York, 10th September

Not only did Kevin Bacon take the time to talk to me for Seeking Perfection, but he’s also agreed to take part in a post-screening Q&A at the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers this month. As far as I’m aware this is the first time he’s attended a screening of Tremors in 25 years, so this is a must-visit event for every fan in the area – tickets are on sale now.

Glasgow, 13th September

The first will be here in my home country of Scotland on Sunday 13th September at the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) from 19.30. I’ll be introducing Tremors before it’s shown from a 35mm print. Then there’ll be copies of Seeking Perfection on sale across the road at Glasgow’s CCA, where I’ll also be signing them. Tickets are on sale now, and there’s a Facebook event.

Edinburgh, 20th September

Then, one week later, there’ll be another screening in my home city of Edinburgh at the city’s Filmhouse cinema. Once again I’ll be introducing the film before it’s screened from a DCP/digital print. This time the film will be followed by a live Skype Q&A with director Ron Underwood, which I’m very excited about. Copies of the book will be on sale (with optional signing) and tickets are on sale from the Filmhouse website now.

Louisville, 1st October

Finally, Tremors will be shown in the US on 1st October at the Louisville International Festival of Film in Kentucky, with Michael “Burt Gummer” Gross on hand to take part in a Q&A to celebrate the anniversary. Interestingly, the festival’s co-founder is Conrad Bachmann, who played the unfortunate Dr. Jim in Tremors, so I suspect he’ll be involved in this event as well. Tickets will be on sale from 1st September from the official website.

If you know of any more screenings please let me know and I’ll add them to this page.

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Tremors at 25: TremorsCast 6 – Ron Underwood

For the second post celebrating Tremors’ silver anniversary week I’ve published a new episode of the TremorsCast featuring some audio from my interview with the film’s director, Ron Underwood: the episode is now in audioboom and will be in iTunes soon.

ron-sYesterday I published a post featuring memories from fans on the subject of their earliest Tremors memories, while today’s podcast includes memories from someone who was involved in Tremors from the start.

Ron Underwood had been a friend and colleague of writers SS Wilson and Brent Maddock for a number of years before they collaborated on the development of the script that would become Tremors. Our original interview took in all aspects of pre-production, casting, filming, editing and reception of Tremors and it’s all in the book, but here I’ve included some of our discussion about the film’s casting process.

I also spoke to Ron about the film’s release in 1990 and Universal’s decision to sell it more as a traditional horror film rather than the comedy horror that it was. 

Here’s the episode, let me know what you think in the comments section.

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