History Film / Grindhouse

15th Nov '15 1:55:40 PM nombretomado
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** RoseMcGowan's dance scene at the beginning of ''Planet Terror'' would just be FanService, except that she and Rodriguez became a couple shortly after this movie came out.

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** RoseMcGowan's Creator/RoseMcGowan's dance scene at the beginning of ''Planet Terror'' would just be FanService, except that she and Rodriguez became a couple shortly after this movie came out.
24th Aug '15 8:55:42 AM dmcreif
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In ''Film/PlanetTerror'', a military transaction goes awry and an experimental poison gas is released on a small town in rural Texas, turning the unsuspecting civilians into bloodthirsty zombies. The only people who can stop them are a Go-Go-Dancer with a gun for a leg, her expert gunman ex-boyfriend, a pair of crazy babysitter twins, a [[HeroicBSOD shellshocked]] doctor, a {{Jerkass}} cop, a crusty sheriff, a scientist obsessed with balls, and many other trailer-park freaks from deep in the Heart of Texas.

In ''Film/DeathProof'', a stuntman uses his small fame to pick up girls, then kills them with his car. Little does he realize that a few of his second bunch of victims are stunt''women''... and among them is Creator/ZoeBell (playing herself), who also doubled for Creator/UmaThurman in ''Film/KillBill'' in real life. Boy, is Stuntman Mike in for a world of hurt...

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In Rodriguez's movie, ''Film/PlanetTerror'', a military transaction goes awry and an experimental poison gas is released on a small town in rural Texas, turning the unsuspecting civilians into bloodthirsty zombies. The only people who can stop them are a Go-Go-Dancer with a gun for a leg, her expert gunman ex-boyfriend, a pair of crazy babysitter twins, a [[HeroicBSOD shellshocked]] doctor, a {{Jerkass}} cop, a crusty sheriff, a scientist obsessed with balls, and many other trailer-park freaks from deep in the Heart of Texas.

In Tarantino's movie, ''Film/DeathProof'', a stuntman uses his small fame to pick up girls, then kills them with his car. Little does he realize that a few of his second bunch of victims are stunt''women''... and among them is Creator/ZoeBell (playing herself), who also doubled for Creator/UmaThurman in ''Film/KillBill'' in real life. Boy, is Stuntman Mike in for a world of hurt...
3rd Jun '15 2:42:56 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: George Romero makeup artist Creator/TomSavini's death in ''Planet Terror'' is very similar to another character's death in Romero's ''Film/DayOfTheDead''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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George Romero makeup artist Creator/TomSavini's death in ''Planet Terror'' is very similar to another character's death in Romero's ''Film/DayOfTheDead''.''Film/DayOfTheDead1985''.
16th May '15 10:08:29 PM nombretomado
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* HammerHorror: Possibly ''Don't'', although it appears to be more violent than Hammer usually went.

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* HammerHorror: Film/HammerHorror: Possibly ''Don't'', although it appears to be more violent than Hammer usually went.
27th Apr '15 2:05:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Machete}}'' -- "Mexploitation film" in which a Mexican day laborer named Machete, played Creator/DannyTrejo, becomes a hitman; also directed by Rodriguez. [[{{Defictionalization}} Was turned into an actual movie]], and then got a sequel, ''Machete Kills''.

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* ''Film/{{Machete}}'' -- "Mexploitation film" in which a Mexican day laborer named Machete, played Creator/DannyTrejo, becomes a hitman; also directed by Rodriguez. [[{{Defictionalization}} Was turned into an actual movie]], and then got a sequel, ''Machete Kills''.''Film/MacheteKills''.
9th Apr '15 7:48:36 AM unclejack
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* ''Don't'' -- VideoNasties-style Britsploitation ScreamerTrailer directed by Creator/EdgarWright, with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Matthew [=McFadyen=], Mark Gatiss, Jason Isaacs and narration by [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Will Arnett]]. The main joke of the trailer is that it's the American trailer for a British horror film, and the distributors, in order to prevent the audience from finding out that it's British, have cut the trailer so that none of the characters are heard speaking and we get no idea of the plot. The title is a reference to American International Pictures' releases of British or European horror films under "snazzier" titles - specifically, a film whose Spanish and Italian titles translate to ''I Do Not Profane the Sleep of the Dead'', but was released in the USA as ''Don't Open the Window!'' even though there's no particular emphasis on windows in the film.

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* ''Don't'' -- VideoNasties-style Britsploitation ScreamerTrailer directed by Creator/EdgarWright, with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Creator/SimonPegg, Creator/NickFrost, Matthew [=McFadyen=], Mark Gatiss, Jason Isaacs Creator/MarkGatiss, Creator/JasonIsaacs and narration by [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Will Arnett]].Creator/WillArnett. The main joke of the trailer is that it's the American trailer for a British horror film, and the distributors, in order to prevent the audience from finding out that it's British, have cut the trailer so that none of the characters are heard speaking and we get no idea of the plot. The title is a reference to American International Pictures' releases of British or European horror films under "snazzier" titles - specifically, a film whose Spanish and Italian titles translate to ''I Do Not Profane the Sleep of the Dead'', but was released in the USA as ''Don't Open the Window!'' even though there's no particular emphasis on windows in the film.
29th Dec '14 6:17:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* EvilIsHammy / EvilLaugh: [[spoiler: NicolasCage as... FuManchu!]]
-->[[spoiler: This is my Mecca! Hahahaha!]]

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* EvilIsHammy / EvilLaugh: [[spoiler: NicolasCage EvilIsHammy: Creator/NicolasCage as... FuManchu!]]
-->[[spoiler: This
Franchise/FuManchu!
-->This
is my Mecca! Hahahaha!]]HAHAHAHAHA!
* EvilLaugh: Nicolas Cage does some impressive cackling in stereo as Fu Manchu.
25th Dec '14 6:54:11 PM ndboy
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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: ''Thanksgiving''.
21st Sep '14 11:46:12 PM arbiter099
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* ''Hobo With A Shotgun'' -- ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Hobo takes the law into his own hands. Made by a couple of independent filmmakers from [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Dartmouth, Nova Scotia]]. This one was also [[{{Defictionalization}} turned into]] [[Film/HoboWithAShotgun a full-length movie]]. Many other indie trailers were made and considered at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and although this was the one featured in the film, a lot of the others (visible on Website/YouTube) are pretty good, too.

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* ''Hobo With A Shotgun'' ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun'' -- ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Hobo takes the law into his own hands. Made by a couple of independent filmmakers from [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Dartmouth, Nova Scotia]]. This one was also [[{{Defictionalization}} turned into]] [[Film/HoboWithAShotgun into a full-length movie]]. Many other indie trailers were made and considered at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and although this was the one featured in the film, a lot of the others (visible on Website/YouTube) are pretty good, too.
25th Aug '14 4:54:46 PM DivineDeath
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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: The girls in the first half of ''Death Proof''. They drink a ridiculous amount of alcohol, and then spend an hour or more smoking weed, before driving down the road in the middle of the night, wearing no seat belts and paying more attention to the radio than the road. It's a miracle they didn't die before Mike even got to them.]]
** Granted it was during a zombie epidemic, but [[spoiler: giving your young son a fully loaded gun without even teaching him how to use it seems pretty stupid. And it ends up as well as you would expect.]]

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* StylisticSuck: The theatrical release features a lot of grainy footage, broken frames, missing reels, and a few [[SpecialEffectFailure Special Effect Failures]] to simulate how poorly made most grindhouse films back in the day were made, used, and stored. They were cleaned up for the DVD release of ''Death Proof'', but ''Planet Terror'' kept them all in.
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: The girls in the first half of ''Death Proof''. They drink a ridiculous amount of alcohol, and then spend an hour or more smoking weed, before driving down the road in the middle of the night, wearing no seat belts and paying more attention to the radio than the road. It's [[spoiler:It's a miracle they didn't die before Mike even got to them.]]
** Granted it was during a zombie epidemic, but [[spoiler: giving [[spoiler:giving your young son a fully loaded gun without even teaching him how to use it seems pretty stupid. And it ends up as well as you would expect.]]
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