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Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015)

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The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.


Don Michael Paul


William Truesmith (screenplay) (as Woodrow Truesmith), M.A. Deuce (screenplay) | 4 more credits »



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Zak Hendrikz Zak Hendrikz ... Riley
Daniel Janks ... Erich Van Wyk
Lawrence Joffe ... Basson
Jamie Kennedy ... Travis B. Welker
Ernest Ndlovu Ernest Ndlovu ... Ndebele Chieftain
Rea Rangaka Rea Rangaka ... Baruti
Ian Roberts Ian Roberts ... Den Bravers
Sello Sebotsane Sello Sebotsane ... Thaba
Wayne Smith Wayne Smith ... Den's Co-Pilot
Matthys Kuhn Matthys Kuhn ... Den's Co-Pilot
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The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above. Written by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

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The giant, man-eating graboids are back and even deadlier.

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Rated PG-13 for creature violence, gore, and language | See all certifications »

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South Africa | USA



Release Date:

6 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tremors 5: Bloodlines See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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John Whelpley also wrote the screenplay for Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001). This is the second time he has provided the screenplay in the "Tremors" series. See more »


The beginning of the film is supposed to take place in the Nevada Mojave Desert, even though rock formations and types of plants seen throughout the scene are can only be found in South Africa. See more »


Travis B. Welker: Hey, Doctor.
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Travis B. Welker: No, free Wi-Fi at a coffee shop is fine. You are like a holiday drink. Like a caramel macchiato pumpkin spice latte, but instead of pumpkin, it's African spice.
Dr. Nandi Montabu: Okay, well, sounds delicious. Thank you. You must be Travis.
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Decent Monster Movie
6 October 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Tremors 5 (2015)

** (out of 4)

The fifth film in the series has Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) agreeing to travel to Africa to track down the underground creatures with a new partner (Jamie Kennedy). What neither men realize is that there are new breeds of the graboids and they've evolved. When they discover an underground lair of eggs their mission is to make them disappear for good.

TREMORS, in my opinion, is one of the greatest monster movies ever made. I first saw it in the theater when I was ten and it's honestly gotten better with age. The next three sequels were extremely hit and miss and there's no question that they couldn't match the original's charm or energy. This fifth film headed straight-to-video but for the most part it's a decent monster movie as long as you don't go in expecting anything like the original.

I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed with the creature's being changed. I'm not going to ruin what those changes are but I must admit that I didn't think it added anything great to the picture where it was actually needed or helped the film. In fact, we get one sequence, which was clearly imaged after JURASSIC PARK but obviously it's not nearly as intense here. With that said, the design of the new creatures really aren't that bad and when you consider the budget and the fact that CGI was used you really got to give them credit for at least looking good.

Gross has no problem getting back into his Gummer character and it was fun seeing him return to the series. Kennedy pretty much drops his comedy routine and instead goes for action hero. I can't say it was a complete success but it's not as bad as I feared. Pearl Thusi plays the main female character and easily steals the picture when she's on the screen. There's some fun death scenes throughout the film and even though it's PG-13 rated, there's also some rather gory graboid slime when they are destroyed.

With that said, the biggest problem is that the film still has a SyFy feel to it and I'd argue that you really don't care too much about any of the characters. There's attempts at humor throughout that just don't work too well and the twist that happens to a couple of the characters towards the end is just downright silly and goes nowhere. Still, if you're a fan of the series then you'll still want to give TREMORS 5 at least one viewing.

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