Tremors (1990) Script

Good morning, Mr. Basset.

This is your wake-up call.

Please move your ass.

Stampede.

Stampede, Earl.

Get out of the way. Get out of the way.

You dumb shit.

I was in a stampede once.

Three hundred head going hell-bent for the horizon.

Now, exactly how many cows are required for a stampede, Earl? l mean, is it like three or more? ls there a minimum speed? l wish a stampede up your ass.


No breakfast? l did it yesterday. lt was bologna and beans.

No. lt was eggs. l did eggs, over easy.

The hell you did.

Bologna and beans. lt's your turn.

Well, l guess when l am your age, l will forget what l eat, too.

Oh, God damn it. l ask you, is this a job for intelligent men?

Show me one. l will ask him. l mean, if we were real serious about money, we'd quit being hired hands....

Handymen, Earl. We are handymen.

Yeah, yeah. We should quit this job and find ourselves some real employment.

Are you going to give up all this personal freedom? l don't know.

Freeway.

So, what's on the agenda for today? lt's garbage day.

Oh, man. Already?

Hey, what's Nestor paying us?

50 bucks. And that's 47 bucks more than we got.

Burt and Heather's place is closer.

Let's do their linoleum today and do the garbage tomorrow.

Nestor's not home tomorrow.

Now, look, we don't dig today, we don't get paid today.

Now, damn it, Valentine, you never plan ahead.

You never take the long view. l mean, here it is Monday, and l am already thinking of Wednesday. lt is Monday, right?

Hey, who the hell's that?

That's not what's-his-name, the grad student?

No. He graduated. Must be the new one.

The new one?

That's supposed to be a girl.

You will have long, blonde hair, big, green eyes, world-class breasts, ass that won't quit and legs that go all the way up.

Hi. l am Rhonda. Rhonda LeBeck. l am up here for the semester.

Yeah, geography.

Geology.

Yeah, well, actually seismology.

Earthquakes.

And you two must be Val and Earl. l have heard all about you.

We deny everything.

Hey, listen, l have got a question for you.

Do you know if anybody's doing any drilling or blasting or anything like that?

Around here? No, ma'am.

Well, l am supposed to monitor the seismographs.

You know, they measure vibrations.

Vibrations in the ground.

Yeah.

Well, l have been getting some really strange readings. l mean, the school's had these machines up here for three years, and we have never recorded anything like this.

Well, we will ask around. You know, see if anyone's heard anything.

Thanks.

God, l hope they're not broken. l might have to bag the whole semester.

Anyway, sorry to bother you.

No problem.

Nice meeting you. Hope you get it all sorted out.

You know, if you wanted, we could take a look at those seismographs for her if you want.

What the hell do we know about seismographs?

Nothing. lt sure might be a slick way to get to know her.

Why?

Damn it, Valentine.

You don't go for any gal unless she fits that stupid list of yours from top to bottom.

Well, sure. Yeah, and it's dumber than my hind end. l mean, like that Bobby Lynn Dexter.

Tammy Lynn Baxter. lt don't matter. They're all the same, dead weight.

"Ooh. l broke a nail."

Makes my skin crawl.

Well, l am a victim of circumstance. l thought you call it your pecker.


Hey, pizza face.

Melvin?

Melvin. You touch that truck and die.

Oh, man, l am really shaking.

Thanks, Walter.

Look, these are hollow points, but they're not Hydrashok hollow points.

Excuse me, l thought bullets were bullets.

Hi, guys. What you been doing?

We ran into that new college student, that Rona.

Rhonda. Yeah, she's having trouble with her, uh, uh, things.

You know, those college kids turn up oil or uranium or something out there.

Next thing the feds will be at our door.

"Sorry. Time to move. Eminent domain."

Down, honey. Down.

Yeah, Burt. The way you worry.

You will have a heart attack before you get a chance to survive World War lll.

We will see. We will see.

Hey, guys, listen. Bearing going out.

What do you think? Could be.

Catch you later, Chang. We got a schedule to keep.

Oh, yeah. See, we plan ahead.

That way we don't do anything right now. Earl explained it to me.


Cocktail?

You bet.

Well, l will tell you.

Nobody handles garbage better than we do.

Yep.

Oh, come on, Earl. Now this is low.

We have got to set our sights a little bit higher.

Hey, Melvin, why don't you give us a hand?

Most of this shit is yours anyway.

Listen, run down to the store and pick me up a six-pack. l will pay for it.

Son, beer is for adults.

You know, not having a plan is what keeps us doing jobs like this.

Just doing jobs like this is you dragging your feet.

Are you going to stand there and tell me, in broad daylight, that l am the reason we're still in Perfection?

You know how close l am to leaving this place right now? l will call that little bluff. How close?

Shit. God damn.

Jesus Christ. God damn.

Don't forget the TV.

Hey, what's that vacuum cleaner for, man? l like this vacuum cleaner.

Hell, you never use it.

Well, it's good for parts.

And, besides, maybe we will hire a maid.

Now had you thought about that, Earl?

Get in the truck.

Guys.

Hey, guys, wait.

Hi.

Sorry, Nancy.

We're not delivering firewood anymore.

We're heading for Bixby permanent.

Oh, sure.

Oh, my God. You really are.

Hey, Mindy, what's the count?

Six hundred and forty.

Guys, look, l don't need firewood. l have this big order to fill, and l have to build my new pottery kiln.

Come on, it will be at least a month's work. l will throw in lunches.

And beer.

l can't believe we said no to free beer.

We did it. We did it. We faced temptation and did not bend.

God damn. Praise the Lord.

Now there's nothing, and l mean nothing, between us and Bixby but nothing.

Yeah. Yeah.

Hey, look at that guy.

Oh, that's one job l'd never do.

Working around electricity.

Hey, hold up.

That's Edgar Deems.

Come on.

No. He only wears that one damn jacket.

That's him, l am telling you.

Man, oh, man, he sure must have been drunk this time.

Edgar, get your butt down from there.

Well, shit.

We can't leave him up there.

Thank you, Edgar.

You owe me on this one, you damned old boozehound.

One of these days, you're going to have to get your ass on a wagon and stay there.

Jesus. lt's not like l don't have better things to do than to climb towers and drag your hairy ass down.

Jesus Christ.

Was it a heart attack, Doctor?

No.

He died of dehydration. Thirst.

Well, that doesn't make any sense.

That takes a couple of days, doesn't it?

Maybe even three or four.

You mean he sat up there three or four days?

He sat up there and just died of thirst?

Hmm.


You reckon he hated Perfection more than us?

Do you suppose he wanted to kill himself?

Come on. Somebody must have chased him up there.

What, you mean someone who ain't scared of a Winchester rifle?

Then what'd they do?

Camp out down below and just wait for him to die?

What the hell?

What the shit?

Hey, Fred.

Hey, there, old Fred.

Hey, Fred.

Fred.

This is weird.

This is real weird.

Jesus.

What the hell's going on? l mean, what the hell is going on?

Everybody get the hell out of here.

There's a killer on the loose.

What? A murderer, man. A real psycho.

He's cutting people's heads off. l am not kidding.

They're pulling our chain.

Yeah.

What?

Shit.

Howard. Howard.

Carmine?

Who could be doing it? l am not accusing anybody. l am just saying, some of my cattle are missing.

Are you serious? Old Fred's dead?

Dude, something like that.

Come on, you're bullshitting me, right, pal?

What happened to Fred?

No worse than Edgar.

What happened to Edgar? You won't believe it.

Here, l need one of those candy bars. l don't believe this. The phone is dead.

Walter, your phone is dead. l didn't do it.

Nestor, what's happening?

Somebody killed old Fred.

What should we do? What's going on?

Now, look, Val, you got to get to Bixby, and you got to get the police up here.

And you got to step on it.

Consider it stepped on.

Man, we decided to leave this place just one damn day too late, you know?

Well, there's sure as hell nothing to stop us now.

Everybody we know between here and Bixby is already dead.

Look out.

ls there some higher force at work here?

l mean, are we asking too much of life?

Where the hell are these guys?

What are they doing? Blasting?

Hey.

Where are you guys? lt's not like there's another road, asshole.

Val. Val.


Jesus. l don't believe this.

You're hung up. l am not.

You're hung up, l tell you.

You're going to burn the clutch.

You know, you could break an axle like that.

Could you shut up?

Hey, l don't need to spend the night out here.

Crybaby.

Could it have been coyotes? No way.

No. Coyotes didn't kill Fred.

Hey, it's Val and Earl.

They shouldn't be here already.

Thought you two were in Bixby by now.

You are never going to believe this.

Mom.

Oh, my God.

Oh, Burt, be careful.

Unreal.

Where'd you get it? l didn't know we had it. lt's disgusting.

Some kind of snake?

Looks more like an eel to me.

Eels live in the water, don't they?

Big mother slug, maybe.

Don't touch.

Relax. lt's dead.

Hey, it must have grabbed us. That's why the truck stalled out.

Next time l tell you l am not hung up....

Hey, wait. This stalled out your truck? lt'd have to be one strong son of a bitch.

Stinks, too. l will give you boys $5 for this.

$20.

Okay, $10.

$15.

Okay, $15.

Damn right, $15. l don't believe you guys.

Could be a snake.

Some kind of mutation.

Yeah.

Whatever it is.

Just one of these couldn't eat up Fred and his whole flock of sheep.

So you think there are more of them out there?

l am dead. Let's put this stuff up in the morning.

No.

We have to go to Bixby in the morning.

The cinder blocks are in.

Oh, the cinder blocks.

Oh, my God.

Just keep looking at that beautiful sky.

That's the sky that's going to be over our roof every night when we're done.

What if we don't finish the roof?

Then we can look at the sky all the time. Huh?

Oh, that damn thing.

Maybe it's time we buy a new generator, huh?

lt's gone.

What do you mean, it's gone?

You sure this is where it was? lt was right here. There's the cord.

Hold this.

Yeah, maybe the ground caved in.

There's a lot of mines and stuff around here.

Well, don't then. You don't want to fall in.

Let's go.

God, what is that stink?

You hear that?

Come on. Come on, let's just go.

Let's go back to town or something. Please, Jim.

Maybe it's a geological thing or something like natural gas or a geyser.

They stink like that.

Remember in Yellowstone?

Jim. Something's got me.

No, Jim, no.

Something's got me down here.

Oh, Jim.

Oh, God. Oh, God.

Get something. Get something. Get me out of here.

Jim.

Something's got me.

Oh, God. Please get me out.

Help me.

Jim.


Oh, my God.


Mindy, smile.

Come on, honey. Don't look so afraid. lt's not going to hurt you. l promise.

Mindy, look up. Smile. Come on.

Hold it.

Melvin, get out of there.

Old Chang, slick as snot, and l ain't lying.

15 lousy bucks.

A man who plans ahead...

Look, we arm ourselves, we set perimeters, we stand guard.

Any of those snake things show up here, we make them extinct.

All right.

Come on, Burt, get serious.

Yeah. You make it sound like a war.

What have you people got against being prepared?

Where's the sugar? Rambo.

Wait a minute. Walter's got a CB radio.

Why aren't you calling somebody in Bixby? The police....

No. We can't reach outside the valley because of the mountains.

Melvin, you're next. Come on. Sit down, look scared.

Okay. Yeah.

The phone's out. The road's out. We're on our own.

You two are just loving it, aren't you?

Come on, Nancy. Let's don't get personal about this thing.

We got to do something.

Hell, yes.

We are completely cut off.

We got the cliffs to the north.

Mountains to the east and the west.

That's why Heather and me settled here in the first place.

Geographic isolation.

Well, there's got to be some way we can get help.

For God's sake, this isn't the moon.

What are you going to do, walk the 38 miles to Bixby?

Hey, there's Walter's saddle horses.

That's it. You're welcome to them.

Somebody could ride to Bixby.

That's not bad. That's not bad.

Who's best on a horse?

Walter, they better be fast.

We don't want to be stuck on a couple of canners.

Those snake things couldn't travel that fast.

Shit, for all you know, they could fly.

Here, what do you want? This colt or Edgar's old rifle?

Rifle.

Hey, Earl. Here's some Swiss cheese and some bullets.

Thanks, Walter.

You guys all set?

Well, ready as we will ever be.

Heather and l are going to drive around.

We will see if we can find that college girl, tell her to get her ass back into town.

Good idea. We will swing by the doctor's place and see if they went into Bixby or not.

Hey, wait a minute, guys.

You all going to have to take something that packs more of a punch than that 30-30.

Why don't you take one of our Browning Autos?

Or better than that, why don't you just take my Model 70? lt's .375 H&H mag.

Thanks, Heather.

Well, l hope we don't need to use it. lt's got me.

Melvin. Grow up.

Damn it, Melvin.

He's only kidding.

You came that close.

Too close.

No more games.

Melvin, one of these days somebody's going to kick your ass.


Doctor?

Man, l hate this shit.

Wait a minute.

The car's gone. We just missed them, that's all.

Where the hell's the goddamn golden oldie coming from?

What the hell's this?

You got me.

Okay, here's the plan. We don't even stop. We ride like hell.

Tonight we will keep right on going. We will walk the horses.

That is the plan. l mean, God damn, what the hell are those things?

And how could they bury a whole station wagon?

Why would they do it?

Come on, boy. Come on, git, git.

Walter wouldn't know a decent horse if it came up and bit him in the ass.

Wait a minute. Wait a minute. They got wind of something they don't like.

Git.

Something's going on here. l don't see anything anywhere.

Hey. Hey, you okay?

Yeah, yeah. What about my horse?

What in the name of....

That's how they get you.

They're under the goddamn ground.

Well, what the hell are they?

Sons of bitches.

Must be a million of them.

Nope. Just one.

Come on.


He's gaining on us.

Look.

We can make it. We can make it.

Stupid son of a bitch. lt knocked itself cold.

Cold, my ass.

He's dead.

We killed it.

We killed it.

Fuck you.

Hey, guys. What's going on?

Did you notice anything weird a minute ago? l mean, it just....

What's that?

All right, together. One, two, three.

Jesus Christ.

Does it smell like that because it's dead?

l don't see any eyes.

Must be totally subterranean.

And those tentacles.

Yeah.

You know, l think they shoot right out of its mouth, and they hook you and pull you right in.

Good thing we stopped it before it killed anybody else.

Look, this is important, you know.

This is like....

Well, let's just say it.

This is probably the biggest zoological discovery of the century.

Hey. Hey, check this out.

l found the ass end.

Jesus, we really caught something here.

Wow. Man.

That's one big mother.

This must be the old boy had your seismos working overtime.

Yeah.

Yeah, it must push itself along with these.

All of them pushing at once.

That's why it moved so fast. l mean, this thing had sensors tripping all over the place. No...

Hey, Rhonda, you ever heard of anything like this before?

Oh, sure, Earl. Everybody knows about them.

We just didn't tell you.

Oh, hell, man, no one ever saw anything like this.

We're really onto something here. l will tell you one damn thing, Old Chang don't get his slick mitts on this for no measly 15 bucks.

You got that right.

All right, here's the plan. We need a flatbed.

Yeah, right, with a winch.

Yeah, five-ton maybe.

No, no, no, don't want to winch it.

Don't want to winch it. lt'd tear it all up.

All right, a crane?

Yeah, a crane with lifting straps.

Hey. Hey, shut up.

The way l figure it, there are three more of these things.

What?

Three more? l have got seismographs all over this valley.

Now if you compare the different readings.

Here's one at 2:00 yesterday.

But here's one three miles away at the exact same time. Now that's two.

But here... Yeah, yeah. We will take your word for it.

Yeah, where's your truck?

Just beyond that hill.

What? What?

Damn prairie dog burrow.

Little sons of bitches.

Psst. Psst.

This way.

Up on that rock.

Looks like the one that grabbed our truck.

Where the hell's your truck? lt's right over there.

Oh, man, l don't think we can make that.

At least he can't climb.

Oh, man.

Live ones smell worse than the dead ones.

Phew.

l got it. l got it.

They're mutations caused by radiation.

Or no, no, no.

The government built them.

Big surprise for the Russians.

Well, there's nothing like them in the fossil record. l am sure.

Okay, so they predate the fossil record.

That would make them a couple billion years old.

And we have just never seen one till now.

Right. l vote for outer space. No way these are local boys.

Well, haven't seen a sign for hours.

Must be long gone.

Yeah, must be.

Hey, why don't you take a little stroll and find out?

We got to do something.

"We got to do something." l don't know why "we" always has to be "me" every damn time.

We, we, we. What do l look like? An expert on worms?

Watch it, Valentine, it's got a good six-foot reach.

Thank you, Earl.

Son of a bitch.

Son of a goddamn bitch.

Pardon my French.

Shit. lt's been waiting here all this time? l mean, how's it know we're still here?

Well, it's got no eyes, right?

Sure as hell can't smell us underground. l say it's been listening.

Of course. lt senses seismic vibration. lt can hear every move we make, especially on this rock, it's a perfect conductor.

That means we're stuck. That pisses me off.

Well, l hate to be crude, but l got to take care of some business.

Me, too. Same here.


Thanks.

No problem. Anytime.

Well, what's the plan? l think the first thing we got to do is see if old stumpy's still out there.

Can l borrow that shovel?

Yeah.

Doesn't he have a home to go to?

That's why Edgar never got down off that damn tower. l think l have an idea.

You know, we're going to have to come up with some sort of plan, he's just going to wait us to death.

Yeah, well, l was.... Why don't we just make a run for it?

We outran him yesterday.

Run for it? Running's not a plan.

Now running's what you do when a plan fails.

Valentine, you're not even trying to think of a plan.

Well, it ain't like we got a hell of a lot of options.

There's always options. We just got to think of them, that's all.

All right, well, why don't you start thinking?

Why in the hell do l always have to do all the thinking?

Who died and made you Einstein?

You guys know how to pole vault?

We just stay where he can't get us, on these residual boulders.

My truck's parked right next to one.

Stay on those residual boulders.

That Tammy Lynn Baxter, she do much pole vaulting?

Shit.

That's pretty good.


That slimebag ain't going to give us much time once we hit that truck. l say we all jump together.

Right.

Wait.

Okay, ready.

One, two, three.

Go. Go. Go. Go.

Watch it, Val.

Move. Move.

Could somebody, perhaps, help me?

Burt. Heather. No. No. No.

The snake things are just their tongues or something.

These animals are huge. l am sorry. l am having a real difficult time with this.

Come on, you guys, answer.

Come back. Hey, Walter.

Where's Burt and Heather? l can't reach them. l guess they're still driving around somewhere.

Hey, Rhonda, what's the name you call those things?

Where do they come from? Huh? l don't know.

You're a scientist, aren't you?

Yeah, aren't you supposed to have a theory or something?

Look, these creatures are absolutely unprecedented.

Yeah. But where do they come from?

Yeah. lt doesn't matter where they come from.

No name? Ha.

We discovered them, we should name them.

Walter, forget the damn name.

Now me and Earl think we better get the hell out of this valley.

Hang on, Val. Let's not go off half-cocked.

Yeah. Well, somebody's bound to come check on us, once they see the road is out and the lines are down.

Yeah, that's how it works.


Or "suckoids." "Oids."

Oids. l like snakeoids.

One of them comes near me, and l will just hit him with a five-pound pickax.

No. You don't understand, Nestor.

They come up from underneath the ground and they grab you.

They sense the slightest vibration through the ground.

Even footsteps. That's how they hunt.

Hey, so like we don't vibrate, right?

Maybe they won't even come through here.

Maybe they will leave us alone.

Chain saw. That's what l will use.

Hey, hey, hey, hey. Wake up.

Now, look.

You see, they're headed right for us.

Look, they trapped Edgar here.

Grabbed old Fred right here.

Nailed those two poor suckers on the road, and the doctor's place is right here.

Now this valley is just one long smorgasbord.

We have got to get out.

l am going to go get Mindy.

Oh, she's okay. l saw her playing down the street.

That's what l like, "Graboids". That's it, graboids.

Jesus, Walter.

We're going to be sorry if we don't give it a name.

Okay, Val, you say let's get out of here.

So where are we supposed to go?

Well, Rhonda's got an idea about that.

Yeah, see, they move very easily through the Pleistocene alluvials.

The dirt.

The loose soil that covers the valley floor.

But they can't move through rock.

So l think we should head west to the mountains.

She means up the old jeep trail. lf those mountains are solid granite, we'd be safe there.

And we could hike along them all the way to Bixby if we....

l scared you, didn't l?

You little ass wipe.

You don't knock it off, you're going to be shitting this basketball.

Pardon my French.

Mindy.

lt's going to take us days to get back with help with Nestor.

We're not going to leave you alone.

Damn it. l am going to kick his ass. l am going to help you.

Melvin.

Where is that little shit stain?

Melvin, get your....

Get inside. Get inside.

Run. Come on.

Come on, get in.

Jesus Christ, Walter, you got a gun?

No. What are we going to do? Be quiet, quiet, quiet.

No. What are we going to do? Be quiet, quiet, quiet.

Where is he?

Now remember, no noise, no vibrations.

Oh, no, Mindy.

Stop, stop.

Mindy, get off the pogo stick.

Mindy.

Get her, Val. Mindy, come back.

Mindy.

Oh.

Mindy.

Quiet. Quiet. Don't move.

Mindy, get back. Get back.

Run. Get in the house.

We got to get him off. lt will suck that truck down.

Go back for Christ's sake.

Jesus, here comes another one.

Run. Come on. Come on.


Get out of your pants.

Look out.

Run.

Run. Don't look back. Come on. Come on.

Sorry.


Rhonda, here.

Oh, thank you.

So, what are we going to do?

You know, how long till they go away?

They got the patience of Job.

They sit and goddamn wait till they hear something that sounds like lunch.

We got to have a plan. l got a plan.

You and Val drive the truck up to the mountain, walk to Bixby, get some help.

Walter, those scumsuckers ate our radials.

Well, you can take my truck.

No, we need a major four-wheel drive just to get up that jeep trail.

That trail's all messed up.

Turn it off.

Pull it back. Pull it back. Pull it back.

l got it.

Give me your hand. Give me your hand.

Son of a bitch.

Son of a bitch.

Come on, let's go. The roof.


Come on.

Jump, Rho. You can do it.

No, l can't. l can't.

Rhonda. Don't stop. Keep moving.

Oh, my God.

Hey.

You okay?

Hey, what's going on? Where are you guys?

What's up, man? What the hell are you doing up there?

Melvin, shut the hell up.

Get up on your roof. No way.

Nestor? Nestor?

Nancy, get up on your roofs.

Up on your roofs. They come through the floor.

l don't know. l can't believe it.

No tracks.

No sign. No spoor.

You'd think after eating all those sheep they'd have to take a dump someplace.

Yeah. l don't understand it.


Yo, Walter. This is Burt. Come back.

Walter? Anybody copy?

l am waiting.

Walter, you there? Come back.

Okay, l got it.

Yo, who's minding the store, for God's sake?

Burt, listen. We found out what's been killing people.

Say "over." Over.

Negative copy on that, Walter. Check your frequency. l am on 22. Come back.

Burt, can you hear me now? Over.

Val, is that you? What're you doing back already?

Hey, Burt, something real weird is going on over there.

They're up on top of the roof.

Hey, l think they're going for Burt's.

Oh, man, they're going.

Burt, get out of your basement. Take your radio.

You and Heather get up on your roof.

We will talk later. Okay? Over.

Up on the roof? Val, what are you talking about?

Damn it, Burt. Just listen to him. Something's wrong.

Burt, Jesus Christ.

Get up on your roof. The things.

They're under the ground.

They're bigger than we thought. They're huge.

They're coming right after you guys. They're coming right now.

We don't see anything, Val.

What the hell are you talking about? Over.

Burt, they're under the ground. They're under the ground.

They can dig like a son of a bitch.

Big monsters. Underground. Now get out.

Hurry.


Jesus Christ.


Burt, come on.

Magazine. Here.


Here.


Broke into the wrong goddamn rec room didn't you, you bastard?

We killed it. You got that? We killed that motherhumper. Come back.

Well, roger that, Burt. And congratulations.

Be advised, however, there are two more.

Repeat, two more motherhumpers.

Burt got one. He killed one.

Way to go, dude.

All right.

Yes. Yes.

Well, l guess we don't get to make fun of Burt's lifestyle anymore, huh?

Say, Burt?

Any chance you can get the other two? Come back.

Yeah. One second, pal.

You didn't get penetration even with the elephant gun.

Shit.

Good Lord.

Val, we can't get them. l never figured on having to shoot through dirt.

The best goddamn bullet stop there is. Come back.

Let me see that.

Burt, listen. Forget shooting them.

Tell me this. Can you get to your truck?

Over. No problem.

Good, because you have the only truck in the valley that can get up that jeep trail.

Now listen. Here's the plan.

You and Heather go for help.

You get to the mountains and keep going....

Guys. You guys.

Come over. Hang on a sec.

He's up to something.

Well, if it isn't our old pal, stumpy.

Bastard.

Hey, Rhonda. What do you think it's trying to do now?

Why do you keep asking me?

What the....

Gee. Wow.

What the hell was that?

Breaker there, Earl. What did you want us to do? Come back.

Hang on, Burt. This bastard's trying something new.

Over.

They wasn't making no noise.

Why is he bothering them for?

Well, it's like it's studying the buildings, trying to figure them out.

They can feel our vibrations but they can't find us.

Looks to me like they're coming up with a plan.

Watch it, Nestor.

Jesus.

Shit. Enough.

Get off the ground, Nestor. Get moving.

Get out of there. Get off the ground.

Move it. Move it.

No, Nestor. That's no good.

Come on, you got to get higher.

No way. No way, man.

No. You guys got to do something.

You got to do something.

Burt, Heather?

Yeah, you got us, Val. Come on back. Over.

Listen, we're in deep shit over here.

We will have to change that plan.

Burt, cut it out. l think l scared him.

No use going for help.

We'd be dead long before you'd ever get back.

Okay, Val, we're with you. Just tell us what you want to do. Over.

Yeah, well, this one's going to tear this town out from under us.

We're all going to have to get out of here together, now.

Okay, Val.

We're coming after everybody. Just hang tight. Over.

Look.


Val, you're going to have to forget about the truck.

Yeah, we got you, Heather.

Now, look. The situation hasn't changed.

We still have to make it to solid rock. There's got to be some way.

Like what?

There's nothing left that can make it to those mountains.

Hey, Val. Quiet, man. lt doesn't matter now. They know we're here.

Oh, shit. We need a helicopter is what we need.

Or a goddamn tank.

Wait a minute.

Wait a minute. The Cat.

Could we take the Cat?

Oh, Jesus. lt's slower than hell.

Yeah, but it weighs better than 30 tons.

There's no way they could lift 30 tons.

Could they? l mean....

But we can't all fit on the bulldozer.

No.

No, but we could drag something, though.

We could pull a car behind it. l don't know.

Hell, that old semitrailer. lts tires are flat. Doesn't matter.

That Cat can pull anything.

Well, all right.

We just roll on out of here.

We have got a plan.

Of course, that's a hell of a long walk.

Listen, they only respond to vibration, right?

Well, couldn't we distract them somehow?

Yeah. Good.

Something to keep them busy, like a decoy.

Hey, Melvin, you want to make a buck?

Eat it.

How about the tractor?

Walter's little tractor? Start him up.

Let him go out by himself.

Let those things follow him all over if they like that noise.

Not bad. What do you think?

Ground's getting closer, Earl. Yeah. l say we go with Miguel's plan.


Just hold on, Nancy. l am making the run for the Cat.

Like hell you are.

Get real, Earl. l am faster than you.

But l am best at driving the Cat.

Not while l am around.

Look, damn it. Now listen to me. l am older and l am wiser.

Yeah? Well, you're half right.

Damn. l lost. Guess l will have to do it. l won. l pick who does it.

Ready when you are, Miguel.

There he is. There he goes.

He's chasing it. He's chasing it.

lt's going. This one's going, too.

Good luck, shithead.

Don't worry about me, jerk-off.

Shit.

You suicidal son of a bitch.

Keep going.

Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

Come on.

They're going to get him.

Val, stop. They're coming. Be quiet.

Don't move.

lt worked. They can't find him.

We got to....

We got to make some noise.

A lot of noise.

Hey, you sorry sons of bitches. Come and get my ass.

Over here, you slime bucket. Come get me.

Come on. What are you, scared? Come on.

Hey, what's she doing?

That did it, girl. God damn good thinking.


You okay? Yeah.

Here goes.

Here. Yeah.

God damn.

Armored transport.

Burt. Heather.

Let's get going. Let's move it.

Burt. Heather.

Come on, let's go, you two. We're headed for the mountains. lf that's how we're doing it, we're going prepared.

We can't hold still long. These things are damn smart.

They're getting smarter by the minute.

That's fine.

We have got some new things to teach them.

You see that?

They're doing it again. They try it every time l stop.

Come on, now.

Jesus Christ. We're only going nine miles.

Yeah, well, those things are going to be on our ass every foot of the way, right?

Just hurry. Burt, Heather, what are you doing up there?

Can't you see we're sinking?

Get in the trailer.

What do you think? Max firepower or this? l go for penetration.

The .458, shooting solids. Less ammo to carry.

Come on, Burt. Move it.

Watch these ammo boxes.

Come on, Burt. Heather...

...hurry. Here we go.

Tell them to come on.

Okay, now.

Now. Come on. Come on.

Hey, give me a gun. l will take one. l wouldn't give you a gun if it was World War lll.

Food for five years.

A thousand gallons of gas, air filtration, water filtration, Geiger counter, bomb shelter.

Underground goddamn monsters.

Yo, there we go. Solid rock.

Any sign of them?

Maybe they just gave up, you know?

Hey, what's that?

Damn it. What the hell are they doing? l don't care what they're doing as long as they're doing it way over there.

Wait, wait. Look out.

Mindy.

Mommy. Everybody stay here.

Burt, you okay? l am okay.

Are they going to get us? What happened?

Burt, you sure you're okay?

Yeah.

Earl, what happened?

What happened?

They dug a trap. l can't believe this.

All right.

Here.

Let me have my gun.

Hungry? Eat this.

Everybody down.

There they are.

Did you get one? l don't know.

No, there's still two of them.

Look, there're two different dust trails.

Sure made them think twice though.

What the hell's in those things, Burt?

A few household chemicals in the proper proportion.

Here they come. They're coming back.

We will have to make a run for those rocks. l don't know, Val. That's a hell of a long way.

Yeah, man, they will get us.

They're sure as hell going to get us if we stay here.

Hey, Burt. You have any more of those bombs?

We have got you covered, Rhonda.

Well, what if we throw one that way, the way that we want to go?

Then when it explodes, l mean, if it drives them away, we run like goddamn bastards.

Pardon my French.

What if they don't get scared? What if they don't run? l don't think it does scare them. lt hurts them.

They're so sensitive to sound, they got to run.

Oh, hell, she's got my vote.

That's it. We're making a run for it.

We're going for the rocks. l don't know, man. They're too fast.

You can't outrun them. No way.

Yo, Melvin. This will make them think twice.

Everybody ready to run?

Heads down.

lt worked. There they go.

All right, let's go.

Move.

There you go.

Here. Come on, Burt.

All right, here. Oh, fuck.

Oh, Burt, you asshole.

Mommy.

Mindy, get up. Get up.

Oh, Burt. Hurry. Get up here. l am with you, honey.

Go, go, go.

Burt, you asshole. There's no bullets in this gun.

Got you moving, didn't it?


So, now what?

Could we make it to the mountains, use Burt's explosives?

No way.

We'd need 50 of those bombs.

Well, that's it.

We're not getting off this rock.

Well, we're not going to pole vault out of here.

That's for damn sure.

Wait a minute.

What're you all talking about? lt's like you're giving up or something.

They will just wait out there till we're dead. That's exactly what they do.

Wait. Wait.

For Christ sake, we could have made a stand at our place.

We had food, water.

You can't fight them like that.

So you two screw-ups hauled us way the hell out here?

Hey, why don't you just back off, string bean?

You know, we could have left your worthless ass on the roof. l wish you had, fearless leader.

Who the hell put you two in charge? Don't push me.

Just back off, Burt. Just don't goddamn push me.

lf them graboids don't kill him, l will.

What?

They'd have torn your place out from under you in half an hour.

Come on. Come on.

Just let it go. Let it go. Forget about it. l know he does. He thinks he knows everything.

lf it comes to starvation, l know what l am doing.

Take one of these, walk right out there with the fuse lit and let them take me down.

Boom.

Good Lord, honey.

Now that's not a bad idea.

No, no. lt gives me an idea.

Going fishing like.

There's one. Straight out in front.

Let's see if we can keep him right there.

All right, how much we need? l don't know. They're pretty quick.

Fifteen seconds at least.

Which kind of fuse is that?

Cannon fuse.

What the hell you use if for?

My cannon.

You guys watch yourselves.

Right out there about 30....

Oh, man. You're not going to do your lasso thing?

Just because you're no good with a rope.

All right, get back.

Come on, baby.

Take it. Take the bait.

Yeah. All right.

Look at it.

Yeah.

All right.

Okay, one to go.

Damn. Where the hell is he?

Hope he didn't wise up. No.

There.

Look who it is.

Give me that thing.

This son of a bitch is mine.

There it goes.

All right, get back. l got it.

Come on. Come on.

Come on, lunchtime, snot head.

All right, get down.

Shit.

Oh, my God. lt's....

Get back. Get back.

Run.

Get up, come on.

What are you doing out there?

Okay, let's make some noise.

Try to distract him. Come on, everybody.

Fresh meat.

Wait, wait, wait.

This one's not falling for it.

This one ain't dumb.

He's trying to trick us.

Use your bomb. lt's our last one.

What else you going to use it for?

So what if we make it to the rocks?

We will be dead in three days anyway.

Well, l want to live for the three days.

What the hell? What's the matter?

Use the bomb, for God sakes.

Throw that bomb, man.

Scare him away.

Throw the bomb.

This bastard ain't smarter than us.

For Christ's sake, Val. l am going to go for it.

Go for what?

What are you doing? l got a goddamn plan.

Where the hell is it?

l have got it.

This better be one hell of a great plan.

Get ready.

Light it, man. Light it.

Not yet. Not yet.

Come on. What are you waiting for?

Go.

Come on. Come on. Come on. Come on.

Too far. You threw it behind him.

Run, Val. Run.

Yeah.

Can you fly, you sucker? Can you fly?


Well, it just suddenly hit me, you know.

Stampede.

Way to go.

Way to go, Val.

Now, the second we hit Bixby, we start making some phone calls. l mean, we could make some real money on this thing.

We could get in People magazine.

People? Hell. National Geographic.

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

Smile.

Burt loaned me his camera.

Yeah. He gave us these tires, too.

lt's all pretty exciting, huh?

There's going to be major research, and l am going to be in on it.

The first thing to do is take some pictures of that one we dug up.

Yeah. Yeah.

Pictures seem like a good idea.

Yeah, well, thanks for everything, you know, saving my life and stuff.

You're welcome.

Maybe l will see you sometime?

Uh-huh.

Well, see you.

l know. l know. l am working up to it.

What am l doing? l mean, what's a woman like her want with a guy like me?

She's going for her damn PhD.

Rhonda?

Yeah? Well, l just wanted to....