Director Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) pays homage to his favorite B-movies with PLANET TERROR, an old-fashioned zombie film that's infused with enough gore and giggles to please even Peter Jackson (BAD TASTE). Rose McGowan (CHARMED) plays Cherry, a go-go dancer whose night is interrupted by a vicious zombie attack that leaves her missing a leg. Her ex-boyfriend, Wray (Freddy Rodriguez, SIX FEET UNDER), takes charge, fashioning her a new leg from a machine gun and killing zombies along the way. PLANET TERROR plays as a pleasing ode to the horror and exploitation films that once played in grimy grindhouses across the country. Rodriguez splashes plenty of blood, guts, and gore across the screen, while also taking the plot into some wonderfully bizarre territory. PLANET TERROR was originally released as part of the GRINDHOUSE double feature with Quentin Tarantino's DEATH PROOF.
Robert Rodriguez - Director/Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino - American director/screenwriter/producer, PULP FICTION
Freddy Rodriguez - Puerto Rican actor, SIX FEET UNDER, POSEIDON
Naveen Andrews - British actor, THE ENGLISH PATIENT, LOST
Michael Biehn - American Actor
Nicky Katt - Actor/"The Babysitter"
Bruce Willis - American actor, THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)
Rose McGowan - Actress/"Doom Generation"
Tom Savini - Special effects wizard/actor/director
Josh Brolin - American actor, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
3 stars out of 4 -- "[The film] delivers an entertaining mix of action, gnarly gore gross-out and humor all on its own." - 11/01/2007 Rolling Stone, p.94
"[A] splatterific tale of zombie types running amok in a rural Texas town..." -- Grade: B- - 10/19/2007 Entertainment Weekly, p.112
"[An] homage to drive-in horror's cheap 'n' nasty heyday....[With] a game support cast, including sharp-shooting drifter Freddy Rodriguez and embattled sheriff Michael Biehn." - 11/01/2007 Total Film, p.66
3 stars out of 5 -- "There are great scenes....It's hard not to cheer at the sick effects and slick stunts..." - 10/19/2007 Empire, p.76
4 stars out of 5 -- "Like John Carpenter's best, the action takes place in an endless night, in a town where the dead are coming back to life." - 12/01/2007 Uncut, p.133
"The film shares several characters with DEATH PROOF, but it's located closer to KILL BILL and SIN CITY..." - 12/01/2007 Sight and Sound, p.84