Tremors 6: A Cold Day in Hell (2018) Review

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Tremors 6: A Cold Day in Hell (2018) Review

Horrorific content by Yo Adrian on September 17th, 2020 | Movie Review | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Desolate, Creature, Isolation

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It's about Graboids in Canada.

Tremors 6: A Cold Day in Hell was directed by Don Michael Paul (who also directed Lake Placid: The Final Chapter) and stars Tanya Van Graan (from The Empty Man), Michael Gross (from Tremors: A Cold Day In Hell and Sometimes They Come Back... Again), and Jamie Kennedy (from Trick and 4Closed).

Graboids in Canada!

Tremors 6: A Cold Day in Hell Review

Alright I just want to get one thing out of the way before I dive into Tremors 6. A running detail in every single Tremors movie since day one was Burt Gummers cap. He always wore an Atlanta Hawks hat. Now, in 2016 the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series since 1908. It was a big deal for Cubs fans (caution: footage of grown men crying ahead). Michael Gross, who plays Burt, was born in Chicago so he dumped the Hawks for a Cubs hat in Tremors 6, breaking the long running tradition spanning 33 years. Of course, the tradition of the Cubs not winning a World Series spanned 108 years so I suppose I'll give him a pass.

But, I won't give the title of the most emotional team win to the Cubs... that title belongs to the U.S. Mens National Soccer Team when Landon Donovan scored the winning goal against Algeria to push the stars and stripes into the Round of 16 in the 2010 World Cup: The World's Reaction was a beautiful thing. 

Okay, enough sports, let's get back to Tremors. There's actually there's another thing I'd like to get out of the way. Tremors 6 is supposed to take place in the Canadian arctic. They planned to film in Bulgaria but a blizzard hit right before they were scheduled to start so they had to cancel. They wanted the movie to be set in the arctic but canceled due to snow? So, instead they filmed it in South Africa, the same locale as Tremors 5. South Africa has no snow. To get around this they used CGI snow. Nice. And the bright sun, blue skies and t-shirts? There was a line in the script blaming it on global warming. Sorry, but that's weak, can't give them a pass on this one.

So the movie starts with Burt being the last man standing in Perfection, Nevada. He's running Chang's Market which is the only place still standing. Apparently Jodi, who has been in all the Tremors movies, left to be a lawyer for some reason. So now it's just Burt and Travis hanging out in a market in the middle of nowhere that nobody goes to since the town is abandoned. But maybe this was all written in just to make it easy for Burt to bail, because as soon as he gets a call about a new batch of Graboids he and Travis hop on a plane to "Canada".

Once there Burt learns that a group of glaciologists who were drilling into the ice unearthed an ancient Graboid, The Thing style. At this point it goes in a familiar direction. Burn and Travis have to fight the Graboids with the help of a small group of scientists.

The production value of Tremors 6 was high and I liked most of the characters, but that's about it. It was basically just Tremors 5 again. It's a forgettable movie and I'm just hoping the upcoming Tremors 7: Shrieker Island is better.

Worth Watching?

I personally don't think so. It had its moments but they weren't enough to make this a must see. But I mean, honestly, not many part 6 of any movie is a must see. A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead? Nope. Friday the 13th 6: Jason Lives? Pass. Leprechaun 6: Back 2 tha Hood? Puh-lease.

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