Tremors: Shrieker Island made its way to Blu-ray and DVD today (October 20th). And, in honor of that, Dread had the opportunity to jump on a Zoom call with actor Michael Gross, who has appeared in every film in the series (as well as the short-lived SyFy Channel adaptation).
When a group of wealthy trophy hunters genetically modify Graboid eggs to create the ultimate hunting experience, it isn’t long before their prey escapes the confines of their small island and begin terrorizing the inhabitants of a nearby island research facility. The head of the research facility and her second-in-command Jimmy locate the one man who is an expert in killing Graboids: the one and only and now reluctant, Burt Gummer. Once on board, Burt leads the group in an all-out war against the larger, faster, and terrifyingly intelligent Graboids and the swiftly multiplying Shriekers!
Tremors: Shrieker Island is directed by Don Michael Paul from a screenplay penned by Brian Brightly; the film stars Richard Brake (31, 3 From Hell) Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Michael Gross, Caroline Langrishe, Jackie Cruz, Cassie Clare, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Matthew Douglas, Randy Kalsi, Bear Williams, David Asavanond, Boonma Lamphon, Aukrawut Rojaunawat, and Mikey Black. Jamie Kennedy (Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell) will not return.
Gross’s Burt Gummer is a character larger than life. And that’s very much still the case in Tremors: Shrieker Island. The latest entry in the series finds Burt making every attempt to escape civilization and keep his distance from the malicious subterranean monsters known as Graboids. But his particular set of skills makes that easier said than done.
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Check out the video below for Gross’s thoughts on the possibility of another Tremors film as well as some insight into how he goes about transforming into a character with whom he has nearly nothing in common.