Grindhouse (2007) Poster



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Death Proof (2007)
This is Quentin Tarantino's half of Grindhouse.
Planet Terror (2007)
This is Robert Rodriguez's half of Grindhouse.


Machete (2010)
Featured as a fake trailer
Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
Hobo with a Shotgun was featured as a fake trailer with the release of Grindhouse.
Featured as a fake trailer


The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929)
"Nicholas Cage as Fu Manchu."
King Kong (1933)
Poster visible in taco bar
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
References the character "Tom Joad".
Tobacco Road (1941)
Abernathy calls Jasper's farm Tobacco Road.
La liga de las muchachas (1950)
Poster visible in taco bar.
En carne viva (1951)
A small poster is visible in the taco bar.
La mujer sin lágrimas (1951)
A poster is displayed in the taco bar.
Robot Monster (1953)
Poster visible in taco bar
Las tres Elenas (1954)
In 'Death Proof,' a scene has female characters drinking margaritas inside a bar where a poster for the picture 'Las Tres Elenas' hangs on a wall.
Morir para vivir (1954)
A small poster is visible in the taco bar.
The Night Heaven Fell (1958)
Julia lies on the couch in the opening scenes in the same pose as the Brigitte Bardot blow-up above her couch, a picture taken from 'The Night Heaven Fell'.
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959)
A Spanish-language poster can be seen in the taco bar.
The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
Stuntman Mike is called 'Zatoichi' by one of the girls.
The Virginian (1962) (TV Series)
Stuntman Mike claims to have worked on this show. A young Kurt Russell acted on the show twice.
Bajo el manto de la noche (1962)
A poster is displayed in the taco bar.
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
The man pulling out his own eyes in the "Don't" trailer is a reference to the ending of this film.
The Hanged Man (1964) (TV Movie)
An "El Carnaval de la Muerte" poster is visible on a wall in the taco bar.
The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)
Fu Manchu appears in "Werewolf Women of the S.S."
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
A character wears a shirt featuring Tura Satana's character from "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" with the words BADASS CINEMA underneath it.
Village of the Giants (1965)
The dancing theme from 'Village of the Giants' is used multiple times throughout the film.
Aroused (1966)
In "Aroused" there is a sign that says: "Get more out of life. Go out to a movie".
Thunder Alley (1967)
Score song "Riot in Thunder Alley" is taken from this film.
The High Chaparral (1967) (TV Series)
Stuntman Mike claims to have worked on this show.
God Forgives... I Don't! (1967)
In the Machete trailer, Father Benicio Del Toro says "God forgives...I don't!", a direct reference to this film's title.
Bullitt (1968)
The license plate number on one of Stuntman Mike's cars, JJZ-109, is taken directly from the license plate number seen in 'Bullitt'.
Then Came Bronson (1969) (TV Series)
In the scene where Earl McGraw (Michael Parks) feeds his invalid wife, there's a framed photo of Parks on a motorcycle from 'Then Came Bronson'.
A Quiet Place to Kill (1970)
Jungle Julia has a poster for it on the wall.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Stuntman Mike takes pictures of the three girls in the second part of Death Proof. The music and the way the pictures are taken is from Dario Argento's Bird with a crystal plumage.
Cry of the Banshee (1970)
The dancing/humilation scene directly references 'Cry of the Banshee', including the line "Dance, bitch!".
Soldier Blue (1970)
The film's poster is on the wall of Jungle Julia's living room.
Vanishing Point (1971)
discussed by characters
The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
Excerpts from the score are used multiple times.
Long Live Robin Hood (1971)
Part of an "El Arquero de Sherwood" poster is displayed in the taco bar.
Women in Cages (1971)
Quentin Tarantino watches the trailer for "Women In Cages" on a televison at the millitary base.
Straw Dogs (1971)
A "Perros de paja" poster is briefly visible in the taco bar.
Junior Bonner (1972)
Marcy wears a t-shirt that reads "L'ULTIMO BUSCADERO", the Italian title for Junior Bonner.
The Getaway (1972)
When the two women get out of the car in "Deathproof" segment to discuss plans, they squat down to talk. This is a copy of the scene near the end of The Getaway where the two men have a talk by side of road.
Torso (1973)
Compiled along with "Zombie" by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez as an example to show the actors a grindhouse format double feature.
The Forgotten (1973)
Referenced by name in the "Don't" trailer ("Don't Look In The Basement").
La polizia incrimina la legge assolve (1973)
Score taken from this film is heard in 'Death Proof'.
La polizia sta a guardare (1973)
Score song "Gangster Story" is heard in 'Death Proof'.
Killdozer (1974) (TV Movie)
El Wray calls his wrecker "the Killdozer"
Don't Hang Up (1974)
Referenced by name in the "Don't" trailer.
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
discussed by characters
Chinatown (1974)
Poster visible in taco bar
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Referenced by name.
Deep Red (1975)
Shot of hangman on chalkboard in Don't trailer, reference to similar shot in this film
White Line Fever (1975)
discussed by characters
El límite del amor (1976)
An original poster for this movie can be seen on the wall of the diner in the "Death Proof" segment.
Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)
Dental extraction scene is referenced in the "Werewolf Women Of The S.S." trailer.
Italia a mano armata (1976)
Uses theme music for the final chase scene.
Suspiria (1977)
Cited by director Edgar Wright as inspiration for the "Don't" trailer.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Dov (Eli Roth) briefly sings the theme song from "Smokey and the Bandit".
Rolling Thunder (1977)
The fake Tex-Mex restaurant is called Acuna Boys
Telefon (1977)
The Robert Frost poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is used as a signal for Vanessa Ferlito's character to give a lap dance. The same passage was used in Telefon (1977) as the signal to activate the sleeper agents.
American Hot Wax (1978)
Julia wears a shirt with the 'American Hot Wax' logo on it.
Game of Death (1978)
Kim's car's colors (yellow with black stripes) are the same colors as the tracksuit in Game of Death.
Vega$ (1978) (TV Series)
Stuntman Mike claims to have worked on this show.
Big Wednesday (1978)
discussed by characters
Convoy (1978)
Stuntman Mike's car features the "Rubber Duck" hood ornament from the 70s Sam Peckinpah trucker film
Hooper (1978)
Earl McGraw refers to Stuntman Mike by this name.
B.J. and the Bear (1978) (TV Series)
Dov calls Stuntman Mike "B.J." and asks where the Bear is.
Zombie (1979)
Compiled along with Torso by QT and RR as an example to show the actors a grindhouse format double feature; also, the scene in Planet Terror where QT has a wooden stake pushed through his eyeball is taken from Zombi 2
Don't Go in the House (1979)
Referenced by name in the "Don't" trailer.
Used Cars (1980)
Stunt man Mike's (Kurt Russell) car is black with a skull and crossbones just like the Chevy pickup Kurt Russell's rides in at the end of Used Cars.
Antropophagus (1980)
Homage to this film.
Nightmare City (1980)
This film is referenced in that style of movie making at that time.
The Burning (1981)
The "Don't" trailer is very similar to "The Burning" trailer.
Escape from New York (1981)
Black Flight, the name of the Special Forces unit Snake Plissken served in, is featured on the back of a Humvee in "Planet Terror". Also, the scene in the "Machete" trailer showing the weapons on the table is identical to a scene in "Escape from New York."
The Cannonball Run (1981)
Jungle Julia calls Stuntman Mike 'Cannonball Run'.
Blow Out (1981)
Music used during Death Proof.
Nightmare (1981)
In "Nightmare" and in the "Thanksgiving" trailer a person is decapitated during a sexual act.
Halloween II (1981)
In the "Thanksgiving" trailer, the opening scene of the killer picking up a knife on a kitchen counter is a virtual shot-for-shot recreation of a similar scene in "Halloween II"
Creepshow (1982)
same score music used in fake trailer for "Thanksgiving"
The Thing (1982)
the transformation of the infected rapist in "Planet Terror" is a reference to this movie
Gavilan (1982) (TV Series)
Stuntman Mike claims to have worked on this show.
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Scene in which a couple is making out in a car is referenced in the "Thanksgiving" trailer.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
discussed by characters
Scream for Help (1984)
Referenced by name in the "Don't" trailer.
Punky Brewster (1984) (TV Series)
Marta Mendoza's character is named Punky Bruiser.
The Terminator (1984)
Cherry's final role parallels Sarah Connor, mother and leader of the human resistance. Also, Michael Biehn (Reese) appears.
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
The shot of the Pilgrim with his foot on the stump holding an axe is a reference in the "Thanksgiving" trailer is a reference to Silent Night, Deadly Night
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
in both this film and "Planet Terror", the military is responsible for the release of a toxin that turns people into non-traditional zombies & are both splatter comedys about zombies.
Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)
Sybil Danning, from "Werewolf Women of the S.S.", plays a werewolf queen in this movie
Pretty in Pink (1986)
discussed by characters
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Jack Burton (Kurt Russel)'s Tanktop is hanging up in the bar during Death Proof
From Beyond (1986)
Both films featured doctors named Doctor Block/Bloch (pronounced the same), and the female Dr. Block appears to have been made up to look exactly like Barbara Crampton in From Beyond. Also, her son's line about "I'm going to eat your brain and gain your knowledge" is a reference to a major plot point in From Beyond.
Overboard (1987)
the "Overbore" patch on Stuntman Mike's jacket
Young Guns (1988)
El Wray spins a gun in his hand and pulls the trigger with his pinky. Billy the Kid does the same thing in Young Guns
Cutting Class (1989)
In the Thanksgiving Trailer, there is a very similar trampoline-related death
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Cooked corpse scene in the fake "Thanksgiving" trailer is a reference to this Peter Greenaway film.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The camera circles the girls at the table like in the opening of "Reservoir Dogs"
Pulp Fiction (1994)
In Death Proof, Mike refrences Big Kahuna Burger, the infamous burger joint from Pulp Fiction.
Desperado (1995)
In the Machete trailer, Machete throws (you guessed it) machetes into the sunroof of a car. It's the exact same scenario and angle as when Danny Trejo's character kills Bucho's men with the throwing knives in Desperado.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
shared character of Earl McGraw; character of El Wray named after place in From Dusk Till Dawn
Don't Look Up (1996)
Referenced by name in the "Don't" trailer ("Don't Look Up").
Jackie Brown (1997)
The woman who picks up the bag from Jackie on the trial run is eating food from the Acuna Boys restaurant.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Deputy Tolo (Tom Savini in Planet Terror) diligently looking for his missing finger.
Don't Look Behind You (1999) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name in the "Don't" trailer.
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Kim mentions "That Angelina Jolie bullshit" in reference to her role in the 2000 remake of 'Gone in Sixty Seconds'.
Spy Kids (2001)
Danny Trejo plays a man named "Machete" in both films
Koroshiya 1 (2001)
Deathproof- The very last moment in the movie after the "The End" when it goes back to the movie
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
discussed by characters
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
When Jungle Julia introduces herself to Stuntman Mike
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Michael Parks reprises his character of Earl McGraw. Abernathy's ringtone is the same melody that Elle Driver whistles at the hospital where The Bride is being treated. On Dr. Dakota Block's Desk in the Hospital lies a To-Do List with the Note to "Kill Bill"
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
In Planet Terror the last item on Dr. Dakota Block's list of things to do states: Kill Bill
Wolf Creek (2005)
In the "Death Proof"-segment, Mike's car crashes through a billboard advertising the film's showing at a local theater.
Sin City (2005)
"the All or Nothing Days" are mentioned
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
In the "Death Proof"-segment, Mike's car crashes through a billboard advertising the film's showing at a local theater.
A trailer for "Thanksgiving" appears in this film.

Referenced in 

Hostel: Part II (2007)
Eli Roth first filmed children playing soccer with a decapitated head for the Thanksgiving trailer in "Grindhouse" -- he was interviewed saying he loved the effect, and not coincidentally it appears in this movie as well.
Allemaal film: De magie van het witte doek (2007) (TV Episode)
Title is shown at the end
Allemaal film: Verander de wereld (2007) (TV Episode)
Title is shown at the end
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: From Dusk Till Dawn (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster of the movie was shown.
No More Heroes (2007) (Video Game)
The character Holly Summers has a Gun for a leg
Muchachada nui: Episode #2.1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by character
Take (2008)
Jim wears a 'Grindhouse' shirt throughout the whole film.
Game Boys (2008)
Poster is seen in Andrea's home.
Down to the Bone (2009) (Short)
In the medicine cabinet, one bottle features the skull and lightening bolts from Stuntman Mike's car, while a glass holds Dr. Dakota Block's trademark syringes
Multiplayer (2009) (Short)
Poster visible in Eddie's room
Shoot the Hero (2010)
Character named Machete
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Machete (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper says the story for "Machete" was born in a 3-minute trailer from this movie.
Those Old Trailers (2010) (Short)
Was one of the main inspirations for the film (including the concept of fake trailers). Also includes the same "Preview of following attractions" clips, though sourced from public domain archives, not from the movie.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.16 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that "Hobo with a Shotgun" was originally a fake trailer in the film
The Victim (2011)
Michael Biehn was in Grindhouse and worked with Robert Rodriquez
Grindhouse XXX (2011) (Video)
Title is a reference
The Rep (2012)
There's a poster of it in a movie theatre.
An American Mary in London (2012) (Video)
Talked about.
Multipistes: Un entretien avec Pino Dinaggio (2012) (Video)
mentioned once
The Prisoners Dilemma (2012) (Short)
One of the main sources of inspiration, especially evidenced by style and color of the main titles.
The House on Creepy Lane (2012) (Short)
The idea of fake trailers is the same.
Watch the Guitar with Jeff Fahey (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Evil Easter III: The Final Easter (2013) (Short)
The female SS-member is said to be a werewolf, a nod to the "Werewolf Women of the SS" segment.
Human Season (2015) (Short)
The film is a tribute to the exploitation films of the 70's found in grind house theaters and drive-in theaters. Along with 70's-80's horror films like "The Evil Dead."
Egg Cetera: Lounge Hobo Square Eggs (2015) (TV Episode)
Fake trailer of a b-movie affectionate parody, preceded by "Prevues of Coming Attractions" bumper.
Under Construction: Pilot (2015) (TV Episode)
Fake trailer of a b-movie affectionate parody, preceded by "Prevues of Coming Attractions" bumper.
Reichsführer-SS (2015)
Homage to Nicholas Cage as "Fu Manchu"
Hair I Go Again (2016)
Poster seen in film
The Truth in 'Drunk Fiction' (2016) (Short)
Film poster
Drunk Fiction: Spider-Man (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster shown
Hollywood Game Night: Veep vs. The Walking Dead (2017) (TV Episode)
Used as an answer or clue in one of the games


Hobo with a Shotgun (2007) (Short)
shown between movies

Featured in 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #15.54 (2007) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown and Tarantino talks about the kind of movies that inspired it.
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh (2008) (TV Movie)
Talked about, clips shown.
Coach (2009) (TV Movie)
Susanne and Soukri watch the "Death Proof" segment in cinema
eXploitation CinemA (2009) (Short)
scenes from the fake trailers.
American Grindhouse (2010)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
The Big Box: Don't Open the Door (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage from the "Don't" trailer is shown.
The Comix Scrutinizer: Skull #3 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Missing Reel" clip


Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
homage to the nazisploitation films in Rob Zombie's fake trailer "Werewolf Women of the SS"
Salon Kitty (1976)
the singer in the nightclub in the Rob Zombie trailer
Halloween (1978)
fake trailer for a slasher movie of the same nature called "Thanksgiving"
Veronika Voss (1982)
The singer at the "nightclub" in Rob Zombie's "Werewolf Women of the SS"
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
Brief shootout between Wray and zombie soldier "behind the barricades"
Tombstone (1993)
When El Wray (Freddy Rodriguez) is finally given guns he shows his prowess by rapidly spinning them, much to the awe of everyone in the room, including Michael Biehn, who had his own spinning scene in front of Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer in Tombstone.

Spoofed in 

2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
In one of the MTV Filmmaker Nominees titled "Little Miss Squirtgun", a girl loses her loses her arm and it is replaced by a squirtgun spoofing the incident in the "Planet Terror" segment, where Cherry loses her leg and it is later replaced by a machine gun.
War and Pizza (2017) (Short)
The end scene spoofs the end of this film.

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