Actor Kevin Bacon is famous for so many wonderful movies in his career, namely Footloose, Flatliners, A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, Sleepers, Mystic River, Crazy Stupid Love., and many more, so it was delightful to see him go through some of the highlights and some of the lesser-known films in a recent look back interview with EW. I love Tremors, it was a brilliant movie with a very fresh take on horror creature movies, I love it when I was growing up and I still love it. I love to see Kevin back in some new Tremors movie.
One of the movies he talks about is the sci-fi horror comedy, Tremors, from 1990. The movie was a bomb at the box office, but in the years after its release, it turned into a cult classic that fans loved to watch! Bacon wasn’t so sure about taking the role at first, but he was at a point in his life where he really needed the work, and now he looks back with affection. EW reports:
“I had begrudgingly done it,” he admits. “I was broke, I had a kid on the way, and my mom had gotten sick, and I felt like I didn’t have a choice — I was like, ‘Jesus, this is a movie about underground monsters, how far I’ve fallen.'” However, once production started, Bacon describes it as a “magical time,” working with Fred Ward and welcoming his first child. Plus, puppets! “The super cool thing about Tremors is that Tremors is all practical effects,” he says. “It was all guys in puppets or people with things on their hands, and wires being pulled. It was ingenious. Acting with a puppet requires some acting, but we’re professional pretenders.”