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Seeking Perfection is all S.S. Wilson hoped it would be!

Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to TremorsS.S. Wilson Just finished Jonathan Melville’s epic book on Tremors and reports that It is all he hoped it would be. In addition to the usual Tremors suspects, Jonathan interviewed dozens of crew members from all the movies and the series. As a result he was able to include many wonderful personal recollections, all new and never before published. He even reported learned many things about the series he never knew!

You can meet Jonathan and get a signed copy at a special Tremors event, Oct 25, at Creature Features, Brent Maddock, Ron Underwood and S.S. Wilson will be there, too — and maybe other Tremors alums.

Order your copy of the book here.

Brent Maddock & S.S. Wilson appearing at film festival September 26th.

A rare and exciting Film Fest you don’t want to miss! The first of it’s kind…a Celebration of the “unheard voice…”


Friday, September 25th
6:00A Celebration of Screenwriter’s Film Fest: Cinco & Ken present, “The Greatest Movies Ever Written!pm: Opening Night, PARENTHOOD
featuring Lowell Ganz

Saturday, September 26th
featuring Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio

Saturday, September 26th
2:00pm: TREMORS
featuring Brent Maddock & S.S. Wilson

Saturday, September 26th
6:00pm: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS featuring Caroline Thompson

Please visit for more information!

As part of a new cultural program, the Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council’s “Celebration of the Arts” is presenting a 2-day festival, Cinco and Ken’s “The Greatest Movies Ever Written!”. Led by the blockbuster screenwriting team of Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, who co-wrote Despicable Me, the festival is placing the spotlight on screenwriters.

Paul and Daurio have selected some of their favorite films worthy of being watched multiple times because they started with a great screenplay. The movies’ screenwriters will join them for Q&A panels accompanying each screening to discuss the process of writing the movie, the choices made, and how different first drafts can be from the filmed version.

For tickets, please visit

29045 Agoura Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Tremors 5

Most fans are aware that Universal Studios has announced production of a new DVD sequel, being shot in South Africa. For all of us at Stampede, this is a bittersweet development in our long connection with the franchise, since we, the creators, are not involved.

Stampede has always been interested in reassembling the original Tremors creative team to produce a fresh new theatrical sequel in the Tremors voice. We attempted rights negotations with Universal for an independent theatrical film in 2012. However, the sudio passed on the option, preferring to continue the franchise with DVDs at some future date.

Early in 2014, Universal Home Video indicated that they were budgeting another sequel based on a 2004 script written by Brent Maddock and S. S. Wilson. While they pointed out that they had “no further contractual obligation” to Stampede, they did offer us Executive Producer positions. But they also made it clear that in this new even-lower budget project, the Stampede’ partners’ participation would be severely restricted, with little control over cast, director, special effects, locations, or indeed any aspect of production.

It was always only our full involvement as creators that gave us the means and incentive to reinvigorate and expand the Tremors universe with Tremors 2, 3, 4 and the series — despite the significant increasing budget limitations. Without meaningful creative control allowing us to continue to gurantee the integrity of our Tremors vision, we sadly declined to be involved.

The entire Stampede Team extends a big THANK YOU to the loyal fans who have clamored for this movie for so long. For your viewing pleasure, we hope it’s good!

The Stampede Partners:
S. S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Nancy Roberts. Ron Underwood.