Need we say more?Grindhouse
is a 2007 double feature film by Robert Rodriguez
and Quentin Tarantino
. It affectionately parodies
complete with "Coming Attractions" and in-betweener cartoons.
In Planet Terror
, 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 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 Death Proof
, 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 stuntwomen
... and among them is Zoe Bell
(playing herself), who also doubled for Uma Thurman
in Kill Bill
in real life. Boy, is Stuntman Mike in for a world of hurt...
The double feature also included several fake movie trailers
, a few of which were actually made into real movies
- Machete — "Mexploitation film" in which a Mexican day laborer named Machete, played Danny Trejo, becomes a hitman; also directed by Rodriguez. Was turned into an actual movie, and then got a sequel, Machete Kills.
- Werewolf Women of the SS — Exactly What It Says on the Tin, director Rob Zombie brings you a brilliant achievement in motion picture history. Finally, the truth about Hitler's diabolical plans to create a race of superwomen can be told. Starring Udo Kier, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tom Towles, Sybil Danning, Bill Moseley, *gong clash* and Nicolas Cage as... Fu Manchu!note
- Don't — Video Nasties-style Britsploitation Screamer Trailer directed by Edgar Wright, with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Matthew McFadyen, Mark Gatiss, Jason Isaacs and narration by 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.
- Thanksgiving — A gore-soaked Slasher Movie featuring a killer pilgrim, brought to you by Eli Roth. Features some of the most over-the-top usage of Death by Sex yet to be put on film and a Running Gag of decapitations, which probably would have gotten Grindhouse an NC-17 rating were it not for some very strategically-placed film scratches. Ends with a shot of the killer humping a Thanksgiving turkey.
And in some select theaters:
It was called the Grindhouse, movies featuring unbridled sexuality and hardcore tropes:
And with Nicolas Cage as..... Fu Manchu!!