In 2007 the Grindhouse films along with their fake trailers were released in theaters. Apparently, they were shown as a double feature one right after the other in between which were placed various fake trailers by as various directors as Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright, and Eli Roth as well as the directors of the two films Death Proof and Planet Terror. In those days, Quentin Tarantino’s name still had value for me and the fact that the film was to star one of my favorite actors, Kurt Russell really amped up my anticipation. I didn’t really pay attention to Planet Terror assuming it would be the inferior of the two films. I never really liked Robert Rodriguez’s take on horror in From Dusk till Dawn although I liked his Scream like analysis of Sci Fi in The Faculty and the phenomenal Sin City but was rather disappointed by the third film in his El Mariachi Trilogy, Once Upon a Time in Mexico. So, after being disappointed by the overlong, whiny, talky, bitchy Death Proof , whose awesome action scenes weren’t nearly enough to make up for its godawful dialogue, I turned my sights on Planet Terror. I am happy to say that it is another one of my must see Halloween Flicks. It is exploitation at its most exploitative. It is beautiful garbage made with loving care aged film reel by aged film reel.