mandag den 22. november 2010

Graboid (Movie Monster)

Alright guys it’s Monday, and that means I’m back with another movie monster for you! This time it’s a creature from a 1990 cult classic, meet the killer worm from Tremors; The Graboid!

Tremors is a horror comedy featuring actors such as Kevin Bacon & Michael Gross and actresses like Reba McEntire & Ariana Richards. The movie wasn’t that successful, but it has grown to have quite a huge fan following. It spawned 3 sequels and a TV-series also featuring the fiendish burrowers!


 The antagonists of the Tremors movies are the Graboids. They are fierce predatory creatures that live underground. The inspiration for the graboids is the cryptid Olghoi Khorkhoi which I previously have made a post about. The Graboids can be seen as 3 different types in the movies, the first one resembles a giant killer worm, the shrieker which almost resemples a small theropod dinosaur and last but not least the Ass blasters. No, I’m serious that’s what they’re called! The ass blaster kind of looks like the shrieker but it has the ability to glide and to spew flames out of… yeah you guessed it. Much like the real world bombardier beetle, just with flames not acid, right?

That’s it for today folks. If you have a suggestion for a creature please mention it in the comments! :)

19 kommentarer:

  1. I've never heard of the movie series before... but I know of the computer program called Graboid Video which is used to download TV shows and movies.

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  2. i was just watching this movie. its a fun original, campy, cheap monster movie. it seems to fill a gap, and has to have helped kevin bacon's career

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  3. Stealthy Mo-fo!
    Nice write up!

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  4. Talk about a classic movie and a classic monster. Thanks for the spin down memory lane

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  5. whoa. I always get this confused with Dune. Maybe I need to go read dune and watch this so I can get clear on whats what.

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  6. Good choice of a monster, honestly scared me to walk around as a kid.

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  7. I heard about this movie from a friend and he said it was good! Got to check it out sometime :D

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  8. Graboid was my favorite out of all of them.

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  9. lol i remember this movie, it was so intense at the time but now the special effects are shit

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  10. i remember that thing , it is really creepy

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  11. I heard that a giant killer worm do exist, but i don't remember which country it was. The rumor start when several people suddenly lost in the mid of a desert, some survivor said they were eaten by gigantic worm.

    Until now there're no evidence about that

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  12. Haha - I think I remember this movie.

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  13. They have an insatiable hunger for all things dynamite

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  14. Betta sp:
    I think what you have heard about is the Olghoi Khorkhoi or Mongolean Deathworm. I've also got an article about that one here :)

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