Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
A double feature that'll tear you in two!
Two full length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez put together as a two film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.
Take the gun. Careful! That's it. And if anyone comes to the door that isn't me, I want you to shoot them. Okay? I'm not kidding Tony, you shoot them in the head.
What if it's dad?
Especially if it's your dad.
A film like this has all of the necessary ingredients to drive me as far away from it as humanly possible. Way, way, way over-the-top violence, infrequent explicitly graphic nudity, tons of language, and two really cheesy and inconceivable storylines, mixed with equally terrible acting. In addition, the driving rock soundtrack would be so terribly high pitched that it should…
It is interesting to me to think about how much has changed since 2007. I mean, at the time I thought Tarantino was pretty popular, and same for Rodriquez, but this film didn't really wow at the box office, making only 25 million. Fast forward to today, and Tarantino has two major box office hits, and really couldn't be any more popular. Rodriquez has been churning out some really uninspired stuff, but I still bet that if this was released this year, it would have been a huge movie. It is also interesting to think about how much this film influenced the kind of faux b-movie genre, which sadly seems to take more from Planet Terror than it does Death Proof.
While sitting in Quentin Tarantino's private little home cinema he and Robert Rodriguez had the idea to create a nostalgic Grindhouse ride in form of a cinematic double feature with added fake trailers, local advertisements and even classic age restriction clips on dusty, damaged and sometimes even missing reels. People should feel like they were sitting in a real Grindhouse cinema in the eighties. Some time later "Grindhouse" premiered at local theaters containing "Planet Terror" by Rodriguez and "Death Proof" by Tarantino in slick 90 minute cuts with added trailers by Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright and Eli Roth. Now the problem was: The audience just didn't get it.
Nobody wanted to see two movies in a row, missing the concept…
Ya know, I don't ask for much in this world. But it's been 8 years and there's still no sequel. I like to imagine an alternate reality where this was a massive box office success and we got a new Grindhouse double feature every year. Alas, it was not meant to be.
I would be happy with just one sequel. Just one. Preferably with Nicolas Cage returning as Fu Manchu.
This is basically just a round-up of Grindhouse on a whole, including all the magnificent trailers included in the full release. So in the complete Grindhouse edition are five fake trailers from five renowned directors, two of which have already been adapted into films.
Herein, I will give you my take on each of these rather sterling short films. Without further ado;
“This is my bacon! Muhahahahahahaha!”
-Fu Manchu (Nicolas Cage)
(P.S. I’m not too sure if that’s what he says. Mecca? Bedtime? Vision? I don't know.)
Werewolf Women of the S.S.
In Death Camp 13, the Nazi’s form a diabolical plot to create an army of Super Werewolf Soldiers! Starring Udo Kier, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Mosley and…
I have previously seen both Planet Terror and Death Proof numerous times, but I'd never actually seen them in their shortened double feature format. All of the fake trailers are awesome (I'd seen them before too). Here is a short review of each film:
"Motherfuckers around here eat roadkill."- Cherry Darling
Planet Terror is a lot of fun. It has great characters and a great cast to play them. It also has awesome action and tons of quotable lines. It is pretty hilarious at times too. Unfortunately the shorter version isn't as good. They cut out some great lines. Still a great time. 8.5/10
"Hey, Pam, remember when I said this car was death proof? Well, that wasn't a lie.…
Came for the movies, stayed for the previews.
GRINDHOUSE is a film whose pleasures surely diminish as home viewing, so here is a welcomed opportunity to see it again (or for the first time) on the big screen. A piece of revisionist film criticism on par with the most provocative writings of Robin Wood, these two faux-schlock features defend cheap horror and sexploitation films as making significant contributions to moviegoing history. A major theme of GRINDHOUSE is the potential of these genres, operating under the radar of mainstream culture, to subvert racial stereotypes (more apparent in the Rodriguez half) and conventional storytelling methods (the Tarantino half), all while going down as crass entertainment.
I'm a Tarantino fangirl, and I quite like Rodriguez too, so I was predisposed to like this double feature. I love the style (though I wasn't familiar). Dirty, grimy, violent, sexual. Love the attention to detail (missing reels, cigarette burns, etc). Preferred Death Proof (just cause that's more my genre) but they're both great fun and don't take themselves too seriously.
B movies that are A+
Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino double feature is a brilliant, gory, funny and enjoyable thrill ride with an awesome cast - Josh Brolin, Michael Biehn, Rosario Dawson, Rose McGowan, Bruce Willis & Kurt Russell. So sit back relax, grab a beer and embrace the trashy double-bill.
The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Grindhouse is an audacious, gory and unabashedly bonkers piece of pop entertainment. Death Proof is far superior to Planet Terror, but putting these two movies back to back with the fake trailers really makes for a loving homage to an entire era of campy, exploitation cinema.
I loved the movie theater experience of this double feature. I wish the DVD was released the same way, including the fake trailers and intermission shorts. Separately, the films accomplished the B-Rated feel with each director's signature touch.
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…
A list of films that originally began life as a short film before being extended into a feature length production.…