When you consider Planet Terror, two things come to mind most easily – zombies and Rose McGowan with one of the best zombie fighting weapon ever. If you have yet to see this film, pick it up. It’s got corny moments and thrilling moments – everything you want from a good Zombie flick.
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.
My Rating: A-
Interesting Facts: The appearance of Bruce Willis in a minor role is a subtle nod to an old marketing trick often employed by Grindhouse makers who would contract a big-name movie star to appear in their movie for one day, for a few frontal shots only, while the rest of the scenes were done with a double filmed from the back and a picture of the big star would then be placed prominently on the movie’s poster in order to boost sales; the “machine-gun leg” effect was pulled off by putting a cast on Rose McGowan’s leg to keep it stiff and wrapping green first aid tape around it; and the total body count of Planet Terror is 281 — El Wrey has 52 kills, Cherri Darling has 50 kills and Sheriff Hague has 13 kills.
And now it’s time for the trailer…