Since the time of Isaac Newton, scientists have wondered if the gravitational pull of the sun and moon might be strong enough to trigger earthquakes and tremors on Earth. An analysis of 81,000 low-frequency earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault now confirms these suspicions.
It sucks that Will Smith won’t be in the Independence Day sequel—but wait ‘til you hear the random explanation for his character being gone. Alas, this is standard practice. When stars decide not to come back, movies come up with rationales for writing them out, that go beyond “dog ate my homework.”
Well, chalk this one up on the list of things we never expected to hear today. After trying to make a TV breakthrough over a decade ago on channel formerly known as Sci-Fi, cult classic Tremors is heading to TV once more: but this time, it’ll wield the unstoppable star power of Kevin Bacon himself.
It’s starting to be the saddest time of year. This fall saw a slew of new TV shows, but nowadays there’s just too much television to keep track of. And as winter comes, fall TV shows get mown down like wheat. Sometimes, cancelation is a mercy. But here are 11 shows that died just as they found their feet.
It’s survival week, so today we’re going to celebrate by looking at a group from movies and television that would look paranoid, except everyone really is out to get them. If it all goes to hell, stick close to these people.
Oh yay, yay, yay. Judging from this trailer, Tremors 5 is exactly what we want from this franchise. Which, let’s be honest, is mostly Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his sass.
If you think your government can protect you from underground monsters, you're wrong. And we've got the soil analysis to prove it. A new study shows that the faster a missile goes, the less well it penetrates the ground.
Great news, graboids fans, Tremors is making a new movie! Tremors 5 will star franchise veteran Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) but it's got a new location: South Africa.
Special effects artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. joined us today to talk about their upcoming movie Harbinger Down. We got the story behind the creatures they created for Tremors, Starship Troopers, and Alien 3 — and they told us about the real-world inspirations for their movie monsters.
A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to appreciate it properly. But certain cult films have acquired fame and influence to rival any blockbuster, and have become part of our shared vocabulary. Here are 30 essential…
Some horror movies work your nerves and leave you frightened, but at least you feel justified in your fear. Other movies — well, let's just say you should feel embarrassed that they scare you. And here they are. Prepare to be ashamed!
When you really want to show people you care about them, the best present is one that they can spend hours exploring. And nothing sucks people in quite like a really feature-heavy DVD or Blu-ray box set, full of special features, alternate versions and commentary tracks.
Frank Robnik has made Monstrous Wildlife, an entertaining educational short about the physiology and dangers of graboids (i.e., the worm-like beasts of the Tremors franchise). Stay on the asphalt, kids!
It's Tremerz, the video game! Hop, dance and jump your way through the desert. Just don't let the Graboids kill Burt Gummer or his red-headed wife Reba. All you need is "a few household chemicals in the proper proportions." [Newgrounds]
San Andreas fault fans, there's a new TED in town. The United States Geological Survey has developed the Twitter Earthquake Detection project, in an attempt to improve its handling of those natural disasters when they hit across the U.S.
The same things that terrify us can also make us die laughing, and as long as there's been horror, there's been silly horror-comedy. Check out our history of the silliest horror movies of all time.
Land of the Lost is the latest cinematic attempt to combine science fiction and comedy. What are the classic films Land of the Lost must defeat to take its place among the greatest science fiction comedies? Here's our list.
This is one of those holiday miracles, where if you dream it hard enough, eventually it will come true. Rumors are circulating that Universal is making Tremors: The Thunder From Down Under, which is presumably set in Australia. Bear in mind, a fifth movie in the underground monster series hasn't been officially…
Tremors is possibly the best movie about giant man-eating worms in the history of giant-worm movies. But alas, its reign is over. There will be no more rock jumping cowboys defending their worm filled mine shaft, or tight-jeansed Kevin Bacon's terrible accent. Now that the Sci Fi Channel's Tremors series is over,…
Scientists have injected a mouse with a chemical that makes its brain glow where there's activity, and implanted a tiny camera directly inside the hippocampus to watch what's going on. The team at Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan are using the 0.1-inch-long camera to look for information on brain…