Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Don Michael Paul
Starring: Jamie Kennedy, Michael Gross, Jamie-Lee Money
Rated: PG-13/Region A/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Universal Studios

Burt Gummer and his son Travis Welker find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant-worm attacks. Arriving at a remote research facility in the arctic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom — but to do that, someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid!

Well, we have now made it to the 6th installment of the Tremors franchise with Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell. Which if you couldn’t guess by the title means we’ve taken the graboids to the snow and the cold! Don’t worry, however, like always we have Michael Gross as Burt. We also have Jamie Kennedy back for the second movie in a row if you were a fan of what he did in the last film. I will say this much, while we still have the comedy in overdrive and a lot of CGI to boot, this was a film that at times (be it for short amount of times) felt perhaps more like the original than any other sequel we’ve seen in the series since the original. As far as the middle of the road straight to disc horror franchises go, Tremors are at least trying something new and different each time even if all that’s really left at this point is to perhaps go to space next time.

If you want to know what this film does well I’d say it at least has the character of Burt. He’s as much the franchise at this point as anything else and he’s always good for a laugh. If you like a lot of comedy in your horror then this one will probably do the most for you. We get some gross stuff, we get a laugh or two, and we get a little something different here or there. Sadly, the end results aren’t much more than our last effort or our one before that. The film looks great and isn’t a bad movie to sit down and eat some popcorn with, but we still aren’t reaching the level of the original and I’m starting to think we never will.

Extras

– The Making of Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell: Filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss why Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell is the most bone-blasting Tremors movie yet.
– Anatomy of a Scene: Watch as we break down the various elements that need to come together to film the first underwater Graboid attack.
– Inside Chang’s Market: Chang’s Market is an iconic location in Tremors history. See how it was recreated and updated for this installment of the franchise.

Quality of Transfer: 98%