34 – Planet Terror (2007)

My Rating: 10/10!


Synopsis: A biochemical agent has broken loose over a military base in some remote town in Texas turning exposed ordinary men to flesh eating zombie-like monsters  and a band of townsmen must pick up arms and rally together in order to survive.


This movie is part of Grindhouse – a double-feature homage to B-movies of the 70s created by both Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.  Planet Terror is Robert Rodriguez’s segment.  I think I’ve never seen exploitation films before so I didn’t know what to expect and I was floored by this! The style is vaguely reminiscent of Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, which I liked, so I’m a little biased by my inclination towards this film. It was so gooooooooooooood. I want more.

 

A handful of faux trailers which were exploitation films of various genres preceded the two full length features. From the five trailers – Machete (created by Robert Rodriguez), Werewolf Women of the SS (Rob Zombie), Don’t (Edgar Wright), Thanksgiving (Eli Roth), and Hobo with a Shotgun (Jason Eisener, John Davies, and Rob Cotterill) – two got made to be full-length feature films. Machete was released on September 2010, and Hobo on March 2011.

 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Runtime: 1hr 45min (IMDb)

Production Budget (GRINDHOUSE): $67 million (Box Office Mojo)

Grosses (GRINDHOUSE):  (Box Office Mojo)
   North America:  $25,037,897    98.5%
Foreign:  $384,191    1.5%

Worldwide:  $25,422,088
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