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! :)