31 Days of Halloween – Day 24 – Planet Terror (2007)

Robert Rodriguez’s movie – essentially an exploitation zombie flick – forms part of the double feature of Grindhouse, with Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof. It’s all jolly good, gory fun with a starry cast and lots of melting bodies. Rose McGowan’s kick-ass protagonist Cherry Darling is a strong lead, as some nasty chemicals are released into a hicksville town. The locals start to transform into bloodthirsty ‘sickos’ and the survivors…well, try to survive.

A typical Rodriguez film, it’s over the top and features some really graphic – but graphic novel-like – violence. It doesn’t take itself too seriously at all and there’s some great fun to be had here. Cherry’s gun leg also needs to be seen.

MOST TERRIFYING THING ABOUT PLANET TERROR: Josh Brolin is really horrid in this

GORE RATING: 5/5

SCARES: 3/5

DISTURBIA: 4/5

TOTAL HALLOWEEN VIEWING RATING: 10/10

Watch it for: It’s OTT, and it knows so

Watch out for: Quentin Tarantino melting

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