Hey Scaredy Cats. In 2003, Quentin Tarantino started showing double features at his house. Being the die hard film fanatic that he is, he would also play movie trailers before each film. At one such screening, his friend Robert Rodriguez suggested that they do a double feature together. Tarantino loved the idea and came up with the name Grindhouse. For the price of one movie ticket, you got to see two cool movies made as tribute to the grindhouse movies of the seventies, complete with fake trailers and ads. Rodriguez made the zombie action horror Planet Terror and Tarantino made a slasher movie that also paid tribute to classic car movies like Vanishing Point and Gone in 60 Seconds (the good one, not that Angelina Jolie bullshit as one of the characters says). Unfortunately, the concept didn’t make a big impact on the box office in North America and the movies were then released separately for international audiences.
Just a friendly reminder that as always, we will be breaking down the plot in great detail. That means… there will be loads of spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the movie, go watch it! Otherwise, proceed at your own risk. Joining us to talk about one part of the Grindhouse double feature are Kendall from the TerrorNova podcast, Jessica, and Ryan.
Yes, we should have done this as a Grindhouse episode and if we were going to break it up into two, Planet Terror should have come first. We're breaking all kinds of rules because that's the kind of rebel podcast we are.
Give our guest hosts a follow as well!