Tremors (1990)

Director: Ron Underwood
Writer: S.S. WilsonBrent Maddock
Cast: Kevin BaconFred WardFinn CarterMichael GrossReba McEntireRobert JayneCharlotte StewartTony GenaroAriana RichardsRichard MarcusVictor Wong
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 1.10.2017

Val (Kevin Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) do a little bit of everything around the small town of Perfection, Nevada, in the middle of the desert. They are ready for a change, but that change comes in a very different way from what they expect when they and the entire town come under attack from giant snakes that burrow underground. Suddenly the entire small population of Perfection has to fight for their survival.

I know that Tremors has gained quite a cult-following, but maybe it needs the nostalgia factor to really see why that’s the case. I saw it for the first time at the /slash and I thought it was nice, but I didn’t love it.

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Eraserhead (1977)

Director: David Lynch
Writer: David Lynch
Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates, Jack Fisk

Plot [which is not really possible to describe]:
Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) lives in a big city filled with machines. He has a girlfriend, Mary (Charlotte Stewart). Mary had Henry’s child, a weirdly deformed creature that screams incessantly. They move in together and Henry lives through a joyless world of nightmares. Or maybe realities.

Good grief, I had forgotten how weird David Lynch’s films are. Although there were many moments I liked about it, I couldn’t really get into it.


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