These are the best quotes from the monster movie cult classic Tremors!
Tremors is one of those creature features that is nearly timeless in how entertaining it is. A part of that timelessness that Tremors brings is due to its explosive and hilarious quotes. The film follows the residents of the small town of Perfection, Nevada that is besieged by giant worm-like monsters known as Graboids.
S.S. Wilson said that he got the idea for Tremors while he was working for the U.S. Navy in the California desert. While resting on a rock, he imagined what it might be like if something underground kept him from getting off the rock.
Directed by Ron Underwood with Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Reba McEntire, and the awesomeness of franchise staple Michael Gross, Tremors is a witty monster movie that is one of the most quotable in the genre. So quotable in fact that we’ve curated a healthy amount just for you from the 1990 original film and some of its sequels!
Tremors Quotes: Valentine McKee
“We plan ahead, that way we don’t do anything right now, Earl explained it to me.”
“I can’t believe we said no to free beer!”
“Cold, my ass, he’s dead! We killed it. We killed it! FUUUUUUUUUUCK YOU!”
“Hey guys, I think I’ve found the ass end!”
Tremors Quotes: Earl Bassett
“Damn it, Valentine, you never plan ahead, you never take the long view, I mean here it is Monday and I’m already thinking of Wednesday… It is Monday right?”
“Run for it? Running’s not a plan! Running’s what you do once a plan fails!”
Tremors Quotes: Burt Gummer
“Broke into the wrong Goddamn rec room, didn’t ya you bastard!”
“I wouldn’t give you a gun if it were World War Three!”
“I feel I was denied critical need-to-know information.”
“I am completely out of ammo. That’s never happened to me before.”
“You know Grady, some people think I’m overprepared, paranoid, maybe even a little crazy. But they never met any Pre-Cambrian life forms did they?”
“I’m a masterpiece of self-destruction.”
“I think if I had an inner voice, it’d be tellin’ me to tell you to get lost.”
“What kind of supreme being would condone such irony?”
“You guys do what you do best: Find something simple and complicate it.”
What Are Your Favorite Temors Quotes?
Tremors is a golden example of the monster movie genre that became a staple for creature feature lovers growing up in the 90s. It’s filled with fun characters, cool monsters, and some top-notch writing. What are some of your favorite quotes from the Tremors franchise? Let us know over on Twitter!