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
TOTAL HALLOWEEN VIEWING RATING: 10/10
Watch it for: It’s OTT, and it knows so
Watch out for: Quentin Tarantino melting