A behind the scenes look at the making of Tremors and its sequels in the 25th anniversary year.

“This high-access tell-all…[is an] unexpected treat” – 4/5, Empire

“Informative, entertaining and, above all, a joy to read.” – 9/10, Starburst

“Amazing…a must read for all Tremors fans!” Michael “Burt Gummer” Gross

Welcome to Perfection, Nevada

Seeking-Perfection-cover-finalA throwback to the kind of sci-fi B movies that had long gone out of fashion, Tremors was a box office flop that became a home video phenomenon, spawning multiple sequels and a short-lived TV series.

Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors is the first book to go beneath the surface of the Tremors franchise, featuring new interviews with more than 50 cast and crew members, including stars Kevin Bacon and Michael Gross, director Ron Underwood, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, and the monster makers who brought the Graboids to life.

Seeking Perfection also includes:

  • Interviews with cast and crew from Tremors 1-5 and the TV series
  • Newly-discovered photos from the Tremors set
  • Storyboard excerpts
  • Commentary on every episode of the TV series
  • Exclusive coverage of the special 25th anniversary Tremors screening in Los Angeles
  • A look at the 10-year journey from script to screen of the latest sequel, 2015’s Tremors 5: Bloodlines

Seeking Perfection is the ultimate, 100% unofficial, guide to Tremors!

“In Seeking Perfection you’ll find all of the answers to all of the questions you never knew you had about the Tremors series” – Mike White, The Projection Booth

“A fabulous read … the kind of book you wish every successful movie franchise had as part of its pop culture existence” – Bryan Kristopowitz,

Tremors fans can’t go wrong with this massive undertaking” – Tremors co-creator, S.S. Wilson

Read a preview of Seeking Perfection

Read a free preview of Seeking Perfection, including details of the pre-Tremors careers of S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock and Ron Underwood, including a mini-Making Of 1986’s Short Circuit!

Buying the book

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9933215-0-4
ebook ISBN: 978-0-9933215-1-1

Exclusive signed bookplate edition

This edition is only available from this site – bookplates can be affixed within the book or used as a bookmark. Illustrations by Garrett Gilchrist.

Choose from either the paperback edition plus exclusive signed bookplate OR just the signed bookplate (perfect if you’ve bought/want to buy the book in your country and still have it signed by the author).


Both options include postage + packing and signed for delivery (where applicable). All books are shipped from the United Kingdom.

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This UK-based company offers FREE worldwide delivery of Seeking Perfection and should work out cheaper than Amazon.

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  1. Dakota Beede
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 17:04:14

    I was wondering if actor Dean Norris enjoyed his role on Tremors: The Series especially since he has gone on to bigger fame with shows such as Breaking Bad or if he regrets it the way Kevin Bacon does with original Tremors film? Also, Same question but for Reba Mcentire in T1?


    • Jonathan Melville
      Mar 01, 2014 @ 13:29:45

      Hi Dakota – I haven’t approached Dean yet. So far there’s been no response from Reba, though I am trying…


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