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The New Tremors Sequel That Everyone's Watching On Netflix

In the lexicon of great horror franchises, there are a few names that spring to the surface: Friday the 13thHalloween, and Nightmare on Elm Street rightfully come to mind, but there's one franchise that's criminally overlooked. If you haven't familiarized yourself with the monstrosity known as Graboids yet, then it's about time to add some movies to your watch list. 

The first Tremors film, starring Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward, came out back in 1990. While many would consider the first movie to be the best in the franchise, the series has continued cranking out low-budget sequels for years. Not many horror franchises can say they're still going strong 30 years after the fact, but then again, Tremors isn't like most series. Whether you've seen them all or don't mind jumping in late, you can see the seventh film in the series right now on Netflix. That's right — the seventh.

Tremors: Shrieker Island was released direct-to-video on October 20th, 2020. It also just so happened to come out on Netflix on the same date and already cracked the streaming service's Top Ten Movies list. If you're ready for some monster action, then it's the perfect Halloween watch to freak you out. Considering the TV reboot didn't get off the ground, it's nice to see there's still interest in the series so that people can still witness the majesty that is Graboid carnage.

What's Tremors: Shrieker Island about?

The Tremors franchise has been adept at combining monster-based action with comedy, and Shrieker Island is no different. The movie is based on the classic short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, so you can expect the film's plot to kick off when a deranged playboy drops off a group of misfits on an island filled with dangerous Graboids (invertebrate creatures that burrow within the earth, only breaching the surface to feed). The goal is to see who lives and who dies. The only problem is that the millionaire has placed Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) on the island, who's dealt with these creatures more than once in the past. It's up to him to lead his team to make it off the island in one piece. 

The film stars Michael Gross, who's been in every single Tremors film since the first one. He's joined by a cast that includes Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Jackie Cruz (Orange Is the New Black), and Richard Blake (Game of Thrones).

Should you watch Tremors: Shrieker Island?

Anyone who's a fan of the Tremors franchise will definitely want to check out the latest installment. The newest film carries on the grand tradition of ridiculous, over-the-top monster-based action with ample humor thrown in for good measure. The Graboids are bigger and badder than ever, and the group of humans busts out an array of weapons — from chainsaws to machine guns — to take them down. It's a roaring good time, and the perfect film to watch in October when you want to feel scared but also laugh within the same 102-minute timeframe. 

While watching the previous films gives you context, it's really not necessary to understand the gist of what's going on. Humans are trapped on an island with underground monsters, and that's really all you need to know to get off to the races. Plus, if you end up liking what you see with Shrieker Island, then you should also check out Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, which is one of the best guilty pleasures currently available on Netflix.

While there are plenty of horror films on Netflix, few make you chuckle quite as much as Tremors: Shrieker Island. Go stream it now.