After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend Wray, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world. Written by
Robert Rodriguez first came up with the idea for Planet Terror while making The Faculty (1998). He told Elijah Wood and Josh Hartnett that zombie movies were about to come back in a major way. He wanted to be there first when it happened so he prepared a script. But he only got as far as 30 pages before he got stuck for ideas. And when he got attached to other projects, the zombie craze happened just as he predicted. Rodriguez later commented, "I knew I should've made my zombie movie." See more »
In the scene where J.T. is lying behind the counter in the Bone Shack assumed dead by Wray and Sheriff Hague, as J.T. awakes up you hear him cycle a pump action shot gun. J.T. is clearly holding a double barrel shotgun which has no cycling action. "Double Barrels" have a break open action where the barrels tilt forward for loading and unloading of 2 rounds only. See more »
Real pretty tonight, Holly.
[two girls are kissing]
Goddammit, girls - if you're gonna do that shit, do it onstage!
Smokin' hot. Whew!
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Mr Rodriguez's Chef is listed as Robert Rodriguez....himself! See more »
Entertaining Grindhouse , plenty of action, horror, zombies and guts
At an US military base, when appear convoy led by an official(Bruce Willis), a black-market dealer named Abby(Naven Andrews) accidentally releases an experimental and highly contagious gas. Those exposed suffer a complete transformation, turning into meat-eating zombies. A stripper named Cherrie(Rose McGowan, extraordinaries scenes with a leg machine gun), her mechanic ex-lover Wray(a valiant Freddy Rodriguez),Dr. Dakota(Marley Shelton)who's fleeing her sadist husband Dr. Block (a nasty Josh Brolin), the sheriff( Michael Bhien) stay stranded into a inn called 'The Bone Shack' whose owner is an astute vet(a sympathetic Jeff Fahey) and surrounded by zombies starving of flesh human.They take on the zombies sickos, and become only survivors facing the world destruction by deadly epidemic.
This exciting film packs tension, chills, thrills, terror, sadism, tongue in check and lots of blood and gore- including stabbing,slicing,stabbing,quartering- courtesy of Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger; they create a truly creepy make-up of horrible zombies cannibals.The flesh-eating mutants appearance deliver the goods with hair raising thrills and plenty of scares and eerie murders.The astonishing killings are gruesomely executed and grisly graphic. This movie is better than Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, as contains more action and amusing, both tales form a diptych titled 'Grindhouse'. Various players repeat acting, as Marley Shelton as Dr Dakota, Michael Sacks as McGraw and the Avellan twins as the babysitters, they're nice-in law of Robert Rodriguez and wife, Elizabet Avellan(film's producer). Besides appear Tom Savini, prestigious maker-up of Romero films and Carlos Gallardo, El Mariachi's starring , both playing two deputies.The motion picture is lavishly produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein(Dimension films), Rodriguez's usual producers. Moving musical score, special cinematography and nice direction by Robert Rodriguez. Rating : Above average, the film will like to terror fans with some humor and irony.
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