April 6, 2007
Genre(s): Action, Horror, Thriller
Represented by a double-bill of B-films, Grindhouse is a downtown theater that’s falling apart, but remembered fondly for the glory days of “grinding out” gore and hardcore terror. The full-length feature launches into two individual films, piloted by two unique, gore-hound directors and different casts. Planet Terror is a zombie tale that begins when an experimental gas is released at a remote military base in Texas. Anyone who breathes the noxious fumes are turned into slavering, flesh-eating fiends. It’s up to stripper, Cherry, her shady ex-boyfriend, and a handful of other odd characters to stave the virus and save survivors. Death Proof is a slasher flick where the killer endeavors to smash his victims with the force of his vamped-out car. The psycho, named Stuntman Mike, stalks and slaughters beautiful women with the front, wheels, and bumper of his ferocious automobile. But he may have met his match in a trio of brutal, aggressive strippers.