"Tremors" debuted in 1990.
“Tremors” debuted in 1990.

“Tremors” is one of those iconic monster movies you can never tire of watching. Starring a young Kevin Bacon — who gets tapped to save a small, Western town from people-eating worms — the film’s best moments come from its colorful cast including Reba McEntire, Fred Ward, Finn Carter and Michael Gross, among others.

The film came out in 1990 and also starred Louisville native Conrad Bachmann, who now runs the annual Louisville International Festival of Film — which takes place Oct. 1-3 at various venues like the Kentucky Science Center, Galt House and more. As a highlight for the seventh annual film fest and to pay tribute to the film’s 25th anniversary, Bachmann is reuniting some of the cast and crew of “Tremors” at an event that’ll be held Thursday, Oct. 1.

Tremors2“It’s going to be a lot of fun looking back at the film with the cast, writers and directors,” said Bachmann in a press release. “There is so much fan support and love of this film, so we’re all looking forward to getting back together and sharing lots of behind-the-scenes stories. We’d love to get the entire cast back together again.”

Original cast members expected to attend include Gross, Carter, Robert Jacoby, Bachmann and Charlotte Stewart.

The opening night event will be held at the Kentucky Science Center starting at 5:30 p.m. with red carpet arrivals. “Tremors” will be screened at 6:15, followed by a panel discussion with the cast at 7:45.

The rest of LIFF features 117 films that were selected from more than 250 submissions. From documentaries to shorts, highlights include “Bat Man,” a profile of Danny Luckett, who retired from Louisville Slugger after 46 years of bat making; “46, XX,” a French film written and directed by Guido de Craene; “Fishing for Unicorns” about one man’s quest to catch the world’s largest largemouth bass; and “Jes and Lora” featuring music by Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

Bachmann created LIFF for two reasons — to showcase emerging talent and help put his hometown on the map as a film fest destination. “I hope to make Louisville the ‘Cannes on the Ohio,’” he said.

Conrad Bachmann at last year's Louisville International Festival of Film | Courtesy of LIFF
Conrad Bachmann at last year’s Louisville International Festival of Film | Courtesy of LIFF

Tickets are now on sale for LIFF. A festival VIP pass is $50, while individual movie tickets are $5 each. Separate day passes are also available for $15. The “Tremors” screening and reunion is $25, or $10 just for the screening.

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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."