* CrazyAwesome: The Ass Blasters fly by essentially ''farting'' out combustible chemicals, creating an explosion that shoots them into the air, and from there they open their wings and start gliding.
** Burt Gummer.
--> '''Val''': [[StuffBlowingUp What the hell is in those things, Burt?!]]
--> '''Burt''': [[CombatPragmatist A few household chemicals in the proper proportions.]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Burt Gummer is the number one fan favorite character, and the only one to appear in all five adaptations ([[IdenticalGrandson sort of]]).
* HarsherInHindsight: Try listening to one of Burt Gummer's rants about the government collecting people's information after hearing about the NSA scandal and the IRS targeting of political targets, and see if you still find them funny.
* HellIsThatNoise: In ''Aftershocks'', that wailing noise a Graboid makes before the Shriekers emerge.
** For that mater, the sound that the Shriekers make themselves. Its extremely loud and acts as a dinner bell for the dozens of other Shriekers nearby.
* HilariousInHindsight: Ever wonder what the full name of "Desert Jack" from Tremors 3 was? The titles reveal it's [[{{Series/Lost}} Jack Sawyer]].
** In the first movie, after sending the final Graboid over the cliff, Val yells, "Can you fly?!" Two movies later and...
** Val makes a remark that everyone knew about the Graboids and simply didn't tell Earl. He was being Sarcastic, but then came the [[TownWithADarkSecret fourth movie.]]
* IAmNotShazam: The monsters are called Graboids, not Tremors. Lampshaded in the third movie.
** The film title refers to the tremors, miniature earthquakes, caused by the monsters tunneling through the ground near the seismic sensors. Blame PopCulturalOsmosisFailure for people thinking the monsters were called Tremors.
* MemeticBadass: Burt Gummer. It's even a common joke in Website/SpaceBattlesDotCom that no matter what universe he ends up in or who you put him against, he will win through sheer CrazyAwesome and MoreDakka.
* MisBlamed: The TV series often gets the blame for the cancellation of ''{{Series/Farscape}}'', which earned it a great deal of backlash. However, the series was actually picked up two months before the Sci-Fi Channel's decision to cancel ''Farscape'' (which at the time had a contractual obligation for a fifth season). In fact, ''Tremors'' was originally set to premiere in January 2002 (alongside the final half ''Farscape'''s fourth season), but was delayed to that summer months after ''Farscape'' concluded in March due to special effects delays.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Anybody else feel this way after hearing Burt recount his first encounter with Shriekers?
-->'''Burt:''' Well, I dropped the first wave with semi-auto fire, but they [[ZergRush just kept coming]]. Sheer luck most of them were in front of the truck, so I just popped it into six-wheel and [[CarFu ran 'em down]]. The ones that got on board I handled with a combination of small-arms fire and hand-to-hand techniques.
** Not really - in fact, this troper considers Burt's exposition account as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, since part of the effectiveness of that scene was that we really didn't know what happened to Burt until that point, proving just how freakin' badass he is to have survived.
*** That, and shooting a scene that awesome would've been impossible.
*** Though it would have been interesting to see exactly how one uses "hand-to hand techniques" against shriekers.
* TheOtherDarrin:
** Nancy Sterngood is played by Charolette Stewart for the first and third films, and by Marcia Strassman for the T.V. series.
** Mindy Sterngood is played by Ariana Richards for the first and third films, and by Tinsley Grimes fro the T.V. series.
** Jodi Chan is played by Susan Chuang for Tremors 3, and Lela Lee for the T.V. series.
* {{Sequelitis}}: An interesting case. The first movie was basically a semi-BlackComedy with Creator/KevinBacon. Not having to pay Bacon's salary meant the second could afford ''lots'' more StuffBlowingUp. The third is notable for reassembling the entire (surviving) supporting cast of the first, with no characters PutOnABus.
** Each movie has its own style. The first two are (relatively) serious monster movies with a healthy dose of comedy, the third puts more focus on comedy than seriousness, and the fourth is more serious than the first two with very little comedy.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: Happened a lot in the series and the later movies. Primarily the third and fourth, largely due to lower budgets and/or increased use of ConspicuousCG.
** Slightly averted with the second film, which only used (mostly decent) CGI for more active moments with the Shriekers, using animatronics otherwise.
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