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 »
During the opening scene where Cherry is dancing there is a mirror in the background, in which, you can see the crew filming. 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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Mr Rodriguez's Chef is listed as Robert Rodriguez....himself! See more »
Bruce Willis, why this? ........Didn't you read the script before accepting?
This is most possibly the worst film I have ever experienced in the totality of my life. A complete horrific clash of styles (being both Rodriguez and Tarentino), complimented by the fact - an actual plot doesn't seem exist.
The attempted originality completely overshadows any sense or quality in the production. The humour can only be described as quite disturbingly twisted and painfully unfunny.
The cast, seem have no clue as to where the film is going, leaving the audience confused as to why it does go there. There's about as much depth in the characters (and that goes for all of them) as a cardboard cut-out.
Nothing is explained, nothing makes sense, nothing is clear; in fact, the only thing that is clear is that I've wasted 2 hours of my life to see this rubbish. And indeed I'm wasting another 5 minutes of my life writing a review about it. I just hope this makes you think twice before making the same mistake as I did one evening and only ever consider purchasing it should you need a new drinks coaster.
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