For a while, we weren’t sure if the previously announced sixth Tremors film was still happening or not due to the unrelated Tremors TV series that’s on the way next year, but Tremors 6 is indeed still coming in May, 2018, and we’ve even just learned the title: Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell.
The Tremors franchise is at a strange crossroads, where it isn’t exactly clear what’s canon and what isn’t. After the first Tremors in 1990, a number of increasingly low budget and obscure direct-to-video sequels have been released featuring Michael Gross’ character Burt Gummer, who has become the face of the franchise. But there’s also a soft reboot TV series planned for next year which brings back original star Kevin Bacon as Valentine McKee. As of right now, it appears that the Tremors series and Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell are unrelated, even though they both feature characters from the original film. Alternate timelines, perhaps?
As for A Cold Day in Hell, the new film puts a new twist on the franchise by moving the action to the arctic tundra of Canada. We’ve never seen Graboids in the snow before, and the icy setting should prove pretty fun for the campy series. Here’s the official synopsis, via Bloody Disgusting:
“Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant-worm attacks. Arriving at a remote research facility in the arctic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom — but to do that, someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid!”
With the franchise presumably taking on a more serious tone for the new TV series, A Cold Day in Hell may be your last chance to witness the Gross-led cheesy campiness that has defined the sequels up to this point, so enjoy it while it lasts.