History Film / Tremors

5th Jul '17 4:11:01 AM TheTropingGopher
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* Foreshadowing: Early in the Movie, Vale and Earl discover the Edgar, the town drunk, clinging to the top of a power pylon. Assuming him to simply be plastered, they climb up to get him; only to discover that he has died from dehydration after sitting up there for three days, confusing them both. It's later revealed that if one of the Graboids has you trapped somewhere, they'll wait for days until they assume you to be dead.
'''Val:''' "That's why Edgar never got down off of that damn tower"

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* Foreshadowing: ForeShadowing: Early in the Movie, Vale Val and Earl discover the Edgar, the town drunk, clinging to the top of a power pylon. Assuming him to simply be plastered, they climb up to get him; only to discover that he has died from dehydration after sitting up there for three days, confusing them both. It's later revealed that if one of the Graboids has you trapped somewhere, they'll wait for days until they assume you to be dead.
'''Val:''' --->'''Val:''' "That's why Edgar never got down off of that damn tower"
5th Jul '17 4:01:14 AM TheTropingGopher
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* FoodAsBribe: In an early scene, Val and Earl decide to leave Perfection for good, but are stopped by Nancy, who offers them work with free lunches and beer. In the next scene, they're on their way out of town, hardly able to believe they turned the offer down.

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*Foreshadowing: Early in the Movie, Vale and Earl discover the Edgar, the town drunk, clinging to the top of a power pylon. Assuming him to simply be plastered, they climb up to get him; only to discover that he has died from dehydration after sitting up there for three days, confusing them both. It's later revealed that if one of the Graboids has you trapped somewhere, they'll wait for days until they assume you to be dead.
'''Val:''' "That's why Edgar never got down off of that damn tower"
* FoodAsBribe: In an early scene, scene], Val and Earl decide to leave Perfection for good, but are stopped by Nancy, who offers them work with free lunches and beer. In the next scene, they're on their way out of town, hardly able to believe they turned the offer down.
24th Jun '17 4:51:14 AM Arivne
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* ShoutOut: When Chang is partially swallowed by the Graboid, it swerves back and forth before drawing back under the ground. It's almost identical to the scene near the end of ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' where Quint slides into the mouth of the giant shark and it swings back and forth with him in its mouth before sliding back into the water.
24th Jun '17 4:24:14 AM Arivne
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* FlareGun: A flare gun is one of the many weapons used by Burt and Heather Gummer on the Graboid that smashes into their underground "rec room."
24th Jun '17 4:12:06 AM Arivne
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* CryingWolf: Melvin Plug.

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* CryingWolf: The boy Melvin Plug.Plug repeatedly plays pranks on Earl and Valentine, including wrapping a Graboid tentacle around his head and pretending it's attacking him. Finally he starts yelling and Earl, thinking he's still joking, says he's going to kick Melvin's ass. When they go outside, they see Melvin cowering on top of a metal pole -- making them realize that this time he isn't kidding -- the Graboids are here. [[spoiler: (You'd likely expect a jerk like Melvin to be counted among the victims in a film like this, but ironically, he survives.]]
24th Jun '17 4:00:09 AM Arivne
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-->'''Valentihttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Tremors?action=editne:''' What do you think it's trying to do?

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-->'''Valentihttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Tremors?action=editne:''' -->'''Valentine:''' What do you think it's trying to do?
24th Jun '17 3:57:53 AM Arivne
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* {{Wormsign}}: The Graboids give these as they tunnel.
** When Valentine and Earl are fleeing a graboid in the desert, a line of posts fall down as the graboid passes under them.
** As the protagonists are fleeing inside the store, a line of planks start flying into the air as a graboid goes beneath them.
24th Jun '17 3:52:26 AM Arivne
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* EvilDetectingDog: Val and Earl and forced to use Walter's horses to try to reach Bixby. Outside of town, the horses suddenly go crazy. Val just thinks Walter gave them bad horses, but Earl disagrees.
-->"They got wind of something they don't like."
** Earlier in the film, farmer Fred notices his sheep acting skittish, but thinks nothing of it. [[GenreBlindness That's his mistake]].

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* EvilDetectingDog: EvilDetectingDog
** Farmer Fred notices his sheep acting skittish, but thinks nothing of it. [[GenreBlindness That's his mistake]]. A minute later he's dead, killed by a graboid.
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Val and Earl and forced to use Walter's horses to try to reach Bixby. Outside of town, the horses suddenly go crazy. Val just thinks Walter gave them bad horses, but Earl disagrees.
-->"They
disagrees. He's right: a graboid is about to attack.
--->"They
got wind of something they don't like."
** Earlier in the film, farmer Fred notices his sheep acting skittish, but thinks nothing of it. [[GenreBlindness That's his mistake]].
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24th Jun '17 3:43:22 AM Arivne
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** As Valentine and Earl leave Perfection, Valentine says "Now there's nothing, and I mean nothing, between us and Bixby!" The rest of the movie shows how wrong he is, as they're relentlessly threatened by graboids.

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** As Earl and Valentine have resisted temptation (free beer) and Earl leave left Perfection, Nevada for a new life. As they're driving along Valentine says says, "Now there's nothing, and I mean nothing, between us and Bixby!" The rest of Seconds later, they see Edgar Deems high up on a power pylon. They stop to help him, and later events force them into a battle to the movie shows how wrong he is, as they're relentlessly threatened by graboids.death against the Graboids.
24th Jun '17 3:41:14 AM Arivne
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* TemptingFate: "Now there's nothing, and I mean nothing, between us and Bixby!"

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* TemptingFate: TemptingFate
** As Valentine and Earl leave Perfection, Valentine says
"Now there's nothing, and I mean nothing, between us and Bixby!"Bixby!" The rest of the movie shows how wrong he is, as they're relentlessly threatened by graboids.
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