Kevin Bacon Talks “Tremors” & Embracing His Sizzlin’ Last Name at Alamo Drafthouse

Video killed the radio star, but it certainly didn’t kill Kevin Bacon’s 1990 cult classic Tremors. The “horror-emdy” about huge carnivorous worms living underground in a desert may have failed to resonate in the theaters when it was released (it was met with about as much fanfare as Tyne Daly belly flopping in the ocean – whatever that means) – but it got a new lease on life via video cassette, spawning straight-to-video sequels and a legion of new fans.

Some 25 years after its release, Bacon took part in a Q&A following a screening of the film in its original 35mm format Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, NY on Sept. 10, and weighed in on how much he still enjoys seeing the film. As a matter of fact, he said he rarely watches his own films but has gone back to Tremors, and is amazed at how well it holds up. Anyway, as audiences laughed their tails off and took in the pre-CGI “graboids” in all their glory, Bacon sat down for an exclusive A-Sides chat in an adjacent theater, and discussed the film’s legs, co-star Michael Gross and his lack of a Family Tiesbeard, his own career, and embracing his sizzling last name. And while Tremors was a one-shot screening, you can see Bacon on screen currently in the acclaimed Cop Car and this week’s much-buzzed-about Black Mass.

A-Sides “Delve Into Twelve” Countdown
Each week A-Sides unleashes its top 12 tracks of the week AKA the “Delve Into Twelve” based on the following contributing factors: songs I’m playing out that particular week (no matter when they were released — think overlooked songs, unreleased tracks and old favorites), songs various publicists are trying to get me to listen to that I did and dug a bunch, song posts and trends I’ve noticed on my friends’ Facebook walls and, most importantly: what my toddler is currently enjoying thoroughly with an assist from my infant.

About A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Jon Chattman’s music series features celebrities and artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometime humorous) way. No bells, no whistles — just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, Jon strives for a refreshing change. Artists featured on the series include Imagine Dragons, Melissa Etheridge, Air Supply, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, fun, Bleachers, Charli XCX, Marina and the Diamonds and Bastille.

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