Tremors 6 is coming our way next month and Michael Gross, who has starred in every single movie in the Tremors franchise up to this point, is here to help you catch up, in case you forgot some of the events of previous installments. His character, Burt Gummer, shows up in a new video to take a look back at the movies, starting with the original Tremors, leading up to Tremors 5 in a very brief, but surprisingly thorough, look back at the history of the Graboids.
Michael Gross brings us the video in character as Burt Gummer, setting up Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, which arrives on May 1. This serves as a reminder of how crazy the franchise has managed to become over the years. Especially after the first two movies. In the video, we're reminded of the rather ridiculous plot point in 2001's Tremors 3: Back to Perfection that has the government declare Graboids an endangered species. That's the movie that also introduced us to flying Graboids, aka "ass-blasters."
It also goes over Tremors 4, which is actually a made-for-TV prequel, but that didn't stop Michael Gross from starring in the movie as Burt Gummer's great-grandfather. Perhaps most key, for those who may have missed it, we get a brief recap of Tremors 5: Bloodlines, which sees Burt Gummer as a reality TV star who is sent to South Africa to deal with a serious Graboid problem. That movie also introduces Gummer's son, played by Jamie Kennedy, who returns in Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell. And that leads us to Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, which takes things in a new direction.
In Tremors 6, Burt Gummer and his son Travis Welker find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and the aforementioned ass-blasters. The father and son duo head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant worm attacks. At a remote research facility in the arctic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, which is something that hasn't been explored in the franchise previously. However, before he can prove this wild theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom. In order to do that, they're going to have to figure out how to "milk" a Graboid.
Kevin Bacon sadly won't be back for this movie, but he is starring in the new Tremors TV series, which wrapped filming on its pilot recently. As far as we know, that show isn't connected to the newer movies. At the end of this video, we get a glimpse of a Tremors box set that will be released, once A Cold Day in Hell arrives on Blu-ray/DVD May 1. So, if this recap has you itching for a Tremors marathon, you'll be able to do so in HD in the very near future. Be sure to check out the Tremors franchise recap video, courtesy of the Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Youtube channel, for yourself below.