MONSTROUS WILDLIFE: A Short Film On the “Science” of Graboids

This cleverly conceived faux nature documentary explores Tremors’ subterranean monsters.


IF YOU’RE a fan of the 1990 cult classic, Tremors, you already know what a graboid is. For those who don’t, it’s a gigantic, wormlike predator that got its funky name from a Nevada shopkeeper named Walter Chang shortly before one of the creatures ate him. 

To this date Graboids have appeared in five movies and a TV series, and it was recently announced that they’ll surface yet again in a planned Syfy channel reboot featuring the original film’s star, Kevin Bacon. No better time, then, to check out Frank Robnik‘s brilliant little retro-style educational film on the subject. He made it about seven years ago for his bachelor thesis at the university of applied sciences in Augsburg, Germany, and as far as I’m concerned it’s part of graboid canon.


Monstrous Wildlife from Frank Robnik on Vimeo.


Stephen Vincent D'Emidio is the editor and publisher of Wonder Alliance.

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