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. Written by
Robert Rodriguez first came up with the idea for Planet Terror while making The Faculty (1998). He told Elijah Wood and Josh Hartnett that zombie movies were about to come back in a major way. He wanted to be there first when it happened so he prepared a script. But he only got as far as 30 pages before he got stuck for ideas. And when he got attached to other projects, the zombie craze happened just as he predicted. Rodriguez later commented, "I knew I should've made my zombie movie." See more »
As 'Planet Terror' is an homage to the old, low budget Grindhouse films of the 70's and 80's, there are many deliberate errors by the filmmaker to give an authentic Grindhouse feel. See more »
Real pretty tonight, Holly.
[two girls are kissing]
Goddammit, girls - if you're gonna do that shit, do it onstage!
Smokin' hot. Whew!
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As the credits play, the film's reel is shown malfunctioning. See more »
I don't know whats wrong with Rodriguez. He made an absolute gem in Sin City. But then he comes up with a horrible and disgusting mess in Planet Terror. Why is he so attracted to zombies??? It was seen even in From Dusk Till Dawn, where the movie started brilliantly (with his pal Tarantino doing a good job as a psychotic killer)and then drifted to the Rodriguez favorite zombie theme.
Planet Terror has all the ingredients that can disgust anyone - blood spilling, arms getting pulled out, stabbing in the eye ,etc,etc. I was bored within 5 minutes since the flick started with the stupid "ball " scene ruining it the most for me. Wonder why Tarantino allowed himself to be associated with this movie?? His segment Death Proof was pretty decent.
Wonder how this movie is so highly rated on IMDb. The director must have some real good hackers in his team. There is no other way for it to be rated 7.5+. Deserves no more than 2 stars out of 100.
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