Planet Terror is a 2007 American action/horror/sci-fi/thriller written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The story is about a group of people attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud with a military unit, including a go-go dancer searching for a way to use her “useless talents.”
The film, a tribute to the zombie film genre, stars Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Naveen Andrews, Michael Biehn, Jeff Fahey, and Bruce Willis.
Planet Terror was released theatrically in North America as part of a double feature with Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof under the title Grindhouse in order to replicate the experience of viewing exploitation films in a “grindhouse” theater.
Robert Rodriguez made an homage to zombie genre with this movie, and i must add, he did a very fine job. The movie is shot like a typical 70s and 80s horror movie, with typical soundtrack and cheap effects. The dark jokes throughout the movie give it a special dimension as well as the famous cast that portray an interesting movie.
You will find your self giggling at many famous actors when they use cheesy lines and do even cheesier things typical for horror movies. Robert Rodriguez made a very solid horror movie that makes the zombie genre proud. Go see this movie, if not for the zombies, then for some really good laughs!