08/06/2008 12:06

Planet Terror in The Best of Horror Selection

USA, 2007, 105 min
Direction: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey, Michael Biehn, Rebel Rodriguez, Bruce Willis, Naveen Andrews, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Stacey Ferguson, Nicky Katt, Hung Nguyen, Cecilia Conti, Tommy Nix
Selection: The Best of Horror

Planet Terror, from 2007, by director and screenplay writer Robert Rodriguez, together with Tarantino’s Death Proof make a popular film duo called Grindhouse. They were made in order to reproduce the impression and experience of watching movies in American Grindhouse cinemas. Grindhouse is mark for continuous program of B-category movies, which usually consisted of two or three feature films. Most of them were low-budget creations, made primarily for drive-in cinemas. The movie of Grindhouse category marked the period of the 60s and the 70s. They were marked with the stories they dealt with, and they were all coming to explicit scenes of sex, violence, bizarre and pervert plots, and similar taboo contents. The interest for the Grindhouse film era is still quite intensive, which is proved by directional work by Rodriguez and Tarantino on the Grindhouse project.

Planet Terror is a reminiscence of the genre of once very popular horror films about zombies. A group of young people try to survive the attack of unnatural creatures. Furthermore, they are also in hostility with a military unit led by disturbed lieutenant Muldoon, played by Bruce Willis. Muldoon tries to develop a business with a scientist who could help him multiply a deadly biochemical agent DC2, whose secret name is Project Terror. The main catastrophe comes from the conflict between Muldoon and the scientist. Abby releases poisonous gas to the town dwellers who become psychopaths thirsty for human blood…