- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.5/10
- Director: Robert RodriguezEli Roth3 more credits
- Country: USACanada
- Year: 2007
- Duration: 191 min
- Genres: Action,Horror,Thriller,
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s homage to exploitation double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them.
A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers’ favorite exploitation films. “Grindhouse” (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for “grinding out” non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. “Death Proof,” is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while “Planet Terror” shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the ’50s exploitation drive-in classics.
Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Rose McGowan, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Marcy Harriell, Omar Doom, Monica Staggs, Zoë Bell, Vanessa Ferlito, Tracie Thoms, Jordan Ladd, Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth, Michael Bacall,