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UPDATED! SXSW's Grindhouse Trailers Begin Splattering on YOUTUBE!!!

Hey folks, Harry here - I love all the 'sploitation sub-genres - and all over Austin there have been low budget Grindhouse Exploitation shoots. Nearly everyone in town that I know has been up to sleazy fun and getting giddy about doing it. Well I've begun to be innundated with folks sending me their trailers to look at - to watch, share and put up for you to look at. I've been going through them on YouTube - and I'm going to be posting my faves here - to share with all of you. If you find one you like - send it to me and I'll update this page with them. For now - here's my faves that I've found in no particular order...



































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CONG OF THE DEAD - (Stop Motion Grindhouse Film)

and last - but not least - from AICN's own Flesh Gordon and ScoreKeeper comes: THORR, SEXX DETECTIVE

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  • Feb. 13, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Looks good

    by mrfan


  • Feb. 13, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Are these fucking jokes?

    by Finchmeister


  • Feb. 13, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Watching those 2 talk about the movie just sold me.

    by tile_mcgillus

    Great stuff. I am way past there.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    "are these fucking jokes?"

    by BadMrWonka

    sigh...what morons will write when they're scrambling to try to get first and haven't even glimpsed the article...

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 9:58 p.m. CST


    by Turd Furgeson

    THIS SHIT IS COOL.... Bet all of these will be better than Rob Zombie's Halloween!!!! That douchebag

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:05 p.m. CST

    now my question is...

    by Bloo

    how many morons, not here, but in the theatres are going to think these are real movies...

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Most of these could be improved if...

    by thelivingdoll

    They were condensed down to half the time and only the best parts.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:14 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    isn't that true of 50% of the FEATURES you see in theaters as well? ;o)

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST


    by Osmosis Jones

    Love the Wilhelm at the end of the Load Bearing Stud trailer.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Why bother making good movies?

    by CTU Mole

    When you can just make flicks in the style of really bad 70's movies, call it a "homage" and people will applaud you for being ironic and kitchy? Good idea...a decade ago with From Dusk Till Dawn. Then 5 more hours of it with Kill Bill...ok, we get the point . Any time you guys are ready to start making real movies...<p>Wait, Rose McGowan's in it? With a gun for a leg? Ignore that last rant.</p> <p>You have an UNSUPPORTED DATABASE TYPE error on the bottom of your page, you might want to check your .php files. Maybe settings.php.</p>

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST

    1st sentence of CTUMoles post=Rob Zombie


    He'd suck his own mother's dick on film to be mentioned in the same breath as RR & QT.Fucking hack.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    God, I wish I was able to get mine done.

    by LHombreSiniestro

    But you can't get half a dozen hot girls to do squat (especially when I'm askin').

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST

    It would work better as an HBO series

    by devildinosaur

    ... oops, I thought this was the Watchmen talkback. Anyway, here's my buddys' entry if anybody wants to take a look... It's worth your time.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Kitty Kat Daniels...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...and she said my limo date with the Tom Kats is ON!!!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST


    by Dr Gregory House

    Something is either good or it isn't. Homage or 100% original. Something being good is a matter of opinion. Everybody has different opinions. We all will never agree. I don't know what I'm saying. Oh yeah. I like Tarantino movies. I like Rodriguez movies. I love the thought of Rose McGowan having a gun for a leg. I'm looking forward to Grindhouse. Hail baby!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Scary Movie 4

    by Larry of Arabia

    Check out the marquee sign the Death Proof car blasts through. I can't think of two better movies to destroy.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    More shitty trailers

    by Turnquest com/watch?v=6JCw9vsEjoU com/watch?v=CngGvHSqHrA Just delete the spaces kids.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Load Bearing Stud

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    That might be the funniest trailer I've seen since "Blood and Chocolate".

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST


    by Zarles

    Fuck yeah. This could've come out yesterday and it wouldn't be soon enough. Are the last few clips missing sound, or is that just on my end?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Those are fun but the best is....

    by JonBlizzard

    Maiden of Death, that's pretty badass. Love the shot at the end with her playing guitar.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST


    by MrFacety


  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST


    by Zarles

    Is it loud where you are? Keep waiting, asshole.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    I need to see...

    by AngelCordy

    "Load Bearing Stud" like, right now. QT, come over my house. We'll make you cookies.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST


    by JesusPuzzle

    the audio sucks on this but its the only Blaxploitation trailer on YouTube.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Maiden of Death

    by MikeHoncho

    Maiden of Death is definately the best there. That was the closest to looking professional. I also enjoyed Dead Noon and Cannibal Hookers from Hollywood, but Maiden of Death was by far the best.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Maiden of Death


    Pretty good but not very old-time grindhousey.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST


    by MrFacety


  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Maiden Of Death For The Fuckin Win!

    by DrTobiasFunke

    Only trailer that looked balls out awesome.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Black Django...


    would have been my trailer.Anybody wants that idea go ahead.Just remember to thank ol'TORTURE PWN.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    all of them are special winners!

    by caravaggio

    does anyone else look at these trailers and just laugh at film making dreams soon to be crushed?

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST


    by halsolo

    From the name I never would have thought I'd want to see that more than either of the Grindhouse bill - its already got a better guitar slicing a vehicle in half scene than WILD ZERO, and 0% zombies, so I'm sold.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST


    by halsolo

    ...comes second. The maggots and "Vertigo/Good Bad Ugly" animation did it for me.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna smoke another 3 paper joint

    by Bulldoggie

    and watch the rest of these bitches. Best AICN joint in a very long time! Thanks all . . .

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Foot Fiend

    by Olsen Twins_Fan

    Nice to see that Tarantino is finally totally up front about his foot fetish. Like 10 minutes starring Uma's flappers in Kill Bill wasn't enough.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    I Like "Detective Frankenstein."

    by buster00

    I like it very much. And "Mister Muerte" is note perfect! They all made me larf. Nice jorb!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST

    DAmn no love for Pico de Gallo

    by Saulofuentes

    Ouch, is it that bad? I know you couldnt have missed it, its the 2nd one there.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Foot Fiend! Fuck yeah!

    by Zeke25:17

    I admit, I'd pay to see that...especially if there was a "drink whiskey off her toes" scene a la From Dusk Til Dawn!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 1:29 a.m. CST

    And as for Maiden of Death...

    by Zeke25:17

    ...make this movie NOW, before P. Uwe Boll tries to do it!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 1:39 a.m. CST


    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Let's make some HOT FUZZ about it, right? Morons...

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    The glowing eyes in THORR SEX DETECTIVE

    by Kraken


  • Feb. 14, 2007, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Thaht was a heavy dose

    by proper

    I liked blood brothers(the voice over was quality) and Mr Muerte the best.The flutes in Emmamuelle were nice.Maiden of Death was quite fuuny.The rock monkey in the coffin was a nice touch in Dr Frankenstein.Neighbour deadly neighbour gets a note for the main actor having a J Arthur over the corpse,thats dedication.Load bearing stud is a good title and was a good laugh.Devils Dick had a severed head shooting mystic beams,thats always good.The lesbians about to kiss transforming into vampires at the beginning of SF 666 was innovative.Black Mantis was ok.Thorr= "Ho's need love too woman" Amen...........Good luck and well done to everybodys efforts,all good fun........Grindhouse looks like a good laugh,I'd like to see that when it reaches.Americans have Grindhouse,heres our version....

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 3:08 a.m. CST

    No double-features anywhere

    by Poison

    "...the exact same experience, almost like a grindhouse ride." By now I can't even smirk about this anymore, as it sounds like mockery. Grindhouse will not be shown as a double-feature anywhere outside the USA. For the rest of the world it'll be Planet Terror first as an individual movie, then Death Proof half a year later individually. The German publishers at least have agreed to release special double-feature screennigs (once Death Proof premiers) including the fake trailers, which will not be shown during the regular screenings. It is to be expected that there will also be separate DVDs for each movie and a special limited double-feature DVD box containing both movies later on. Thanks for ripping the rest of us off and laughing in our faces with every interview, mentioning how cool this double-feature stuff is.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 4:06 a.m. CST



    Actually - Tarantino and Rodriguez really don't have control over what foreign distributors do. That's why bad dubs take place, why films get re-edited in different countries. Once the rights to a territory are sold - often times during the production of a film - those independent distributors can basically do with the film as they please - including not releasing it at all. When I talked to Robert about it - he told me that he isn't sure how they'd do that - as the way the films are put together - The opening titles are onscreen at the same time at the head of the picture. And there's other things they do as well.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 4:58 a.m. CST

    dutch distributor to release Grindhouse in 2 parts!

    by Evil Hobbit

    STOP THE MADNESS! Dutch distributor A-film is known for there excellent dvd releases and cinema distribution but is now going to make there first big mistake by releasing Grindhouse as 2 seperate movies. Was printed in the newspaper this week. Let's just hope its a marketing stunt.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 5:22 a.m. CST


    by KubrickFan69

    Really nice. They made plenty, thats for damn sure. I wish you guys would post who directed them. Which one did Eli Roth direct???

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 5:42 a.m. CST


    by datachasm

    can i get this on Netflix tu? i would hate to use those links!!! WHATEVER

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 7:13 a.m. CST


    by RenoNevada2000

    Pity the acting wasn't even "good" bad.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Check It Out

    by KidAbyssmal

    Here is our entry, check it out!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Dead Noon?! Dudes that looked GRREAT!

    by biggles2_22

    Props to whoever made it.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Hobo with a Shotgun! grindhouse trailer

    by eisenerjason

    heres our trailer entry, hope you all enjoy its called Hobo With a Shotgun

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Going out as a double feature in the UK

    by Boba Fat

    Or so I'm reliably informed.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Hobo with a Shotgun!

    by eisenerjason

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    I thought The Devils Dick has the best

    by Datascream

    Grindhouse look to it. And "Maiden of Death" looked amazing. But it looked like someone had some major cash to make something look that good. "Dead Noon" looked like they ripped some special effects from StarWars Episode III for those hell/lava scenes and stole some ideas from Ghost Rider. I still wanna see how it came out.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    HOBO With a Shotgun!

    by eisenerjason

    here it is,

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    As obnoxious as I think Tarantino's become...

    by Childe Roland

    ...I do admit I'm looking forward to this in the same way I used to secretly cheer when I heard Loose Shoes was going to be on HBO late on a Friday or Saturday night when I was a kid.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Maiden of Death almost looks too good...

    by Batutta be a Grindhouse movie. It looks like a music video that was repurposed into a Grindhouse trailer. Still, that's some stiff competition.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Maiden of Death...

    by Frank Black

    ...needs to be made into a feature film NOW!!!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I like birds of prey too

    by quentintarantado

    And Maiden of Death is the slickest, but that doesn't necessarily mean the best. Actually, it IS the best, but slickness and best don't always go together. It's just in THIS case it did, but sometimes it doesn't. Did that make sense? I'm rambling. But Birds of Prey takes second place, after Maiden. Birds is pretty funny.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Most of them are actually pretty good.

    by Frank Black

    Mega Bitch Meltdown made me laugh, Dead Noon had potential, Blood Brothers was well done... I would rather see any of these made into features over 85% of the theatrical releases shoved down our throats. If Tarrantino and Rodriguez were truly interested in promoting indie films and helping filmmakers like themselves they would start a company that would release feature films by people like this. Now that would be cool!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST


    by Neon Killer

    Everyone's posting their films before Mr Rodriguez has had a chance to sit down and watch them?! Our double-bill - SLASH HIVE (aka SIX DEATHS IN A WASP'S EYE) and TRANNIBAL FLESH FEAST won't be posted on youtube until we know whether El Mariachi has seen them and decided whether he wants them for GRINDHOUSE 101..... Cautious I know, but there you are! Well done and Good Luck to all the other entrants by the way: there's a lot of really great trailers on here!!!!....

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Proper: Thanks for the link!

    by Sith Witch

    That PSA was great! To anyone else: Why do people bother putting a space in the url links they post? Its a no-brainer why you'd do it with e-mail addresses, but its not like urls get spammed from random bots!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    The Straw Hat Master

    by porkchop_Xpress -----------------------------

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Sorry, bad's the good one

    by porkchop_Xpress

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    "See You Next Wednesday"


    Somebody really needs to get John Landis to do a trailer of it for Grindhouse.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    My Trailer

    by Skeletonrock

    Here is my entry: The Virgin of Prey!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    it's an honor!

    by doubleocrow

    wow, I can't believe our trailer "Cannibal Hookers From Hollywood" is up here! Thanks to all of you for your support. I think you'll find this title in the straight to DVD section next year! thanks again!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Lesbian Nazi hookers abducted by UFOs and

    by myspoonistoobig

    forced into weight loss programs...all this week on Town Talk!<p> That's what a "previous" title in the Miami one made me think of.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    No one I know wanted to do this but me

    by Doctor_Sin

    and I'm no Peter Sellers. My epic "Harlem Hustlers Versus the Nazi Zombies" will never get made. Much like Jerry Lewis' "Day the Clown Cried," I'm sure it will become the stuff of myth and legend.<p>I had a whole cycle of "Harlem Hustlers" ideas for them to battle Werewolves from Mars and such. And, yes, it would have OBVIOUSLY been not shot in Harlem, to achieve true b-movie city-double authenticity.<p>But, I love these trailers. "Emmanuelle: Prisoner of Frankenstein" is the one I am surprised never actually got made back in the 70s.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST

    "Neighbor, Deadly Neighbor!"

    by Raging Dogs Productions

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to check out the "Neighbor" trailer and especially to Harry for naming it among your "faves." I can't tell you how much that means to me. I would be remiss, however, if I didn't say that you all should really check out the "Althea Jones" trailer as well. I know the sound is shitty in places, but Dave did a damn fine job of helming that one and I'm very proud of him and his work. Thanks! -M.A.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Blood Brothers is really well done.

    by Z-Man

    Pretty scary. I liked Bitch Bus '74 as well.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by deathmike

    Here is our entry from Seattle:

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Re: HARRY

    by Poison

    Harry, I don't blame Tarantino or Rodriguez for the separate screenings of the movies. I've been looking for English statements, but didn't find any. Plenty of it in German (and surely other languages as well). Like here: "Nach Information der Weinstein Company starten die Filme "Planet Terror" und "Death Proof" auf Wunsch aller beteiligten Kreativen und Produzenten international, das heißt überall außerhalb der USA, zeitversetzt." "According to the Weinstein Company, the movies "Planet Terror" and "Death Proof" will be released delayed internationally, meaning everywhere outside the USA, at the request of all involved creative parties and producers." An official statement, including one by Tarantino and Rodriguez, was promised for early January. Nothing came so far. So no, it was not the foreign distributors who decided to split Grindhouse. The order came from Weinstein.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    I actually want to see...

    by Pr_Frink

    ...Dead Noon and Maiden of Death. They look pretty kick-ass.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Is Straw Hat Master

    by longevitymonk

    the only kung fu trailer? I thought there would be hundreds of chop socky trailers....

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Virgin of Prey

    by Skeletonrock

    Come on! check out the Virgin of Prey! I know Harry didn't list it as one of his favs, but honestly, I think it's better than some of those. We worked really hard on it and I really think you'll get a kick out of it!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Run Charlie Run

    by longevitymonk

    What happened to Die Gook Die? Fucking Brilliant!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    HOBO GOTTA EAT! for real

    by killerbeedice

    hobo with a shotgun looks lagit! Is he a real hobo? I like the bum fights reference. i liked it when some of those old 70's films throw on a good social commentary.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by ysy101

    I made "Blood Brothers" on a whim and now I actually get to be on AICN! I won't blame you if you don't like it. I had to be my own cast and crew! I also agree that "Maiden of Death" is probably one of the best ones here. It is definitely pro and puts mine to shame. However, all of my favorites are the ones that are more low-budget because it really captures the grindhouse spirit which wasn't very slick at all. I love all the little 70s details in them. I really enjoy watching these and I can't believe mine is even on here! Thanks to all three people who said they liked it :)

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Virgin of Prey Thanks!

    by Skeletonrock

    Big thanks to Harry from the creators, cast and crew of Virign of Prey! What an honor to be included in this list!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by longevitymonk

    Kickass trailer!..Blood Brothers would win the Shinya Tsukamoto creepiest trailer contest for sure!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Blood Brothers

    by chavee

    I kinda liked Blood Brothers. Of course it's after 4:20 so I'm suffering from a momentary lapse of fuck all.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST


    by chavee

    The guy doing Himmler was great. My fiancee is German so I'm sure she'll just love this. Watching Beerfest with her was freakin funny.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    was that Hiro from Heroes in Maiden?

    by Jonesey1111

    I could have sworn i just saw Hiro from Heroes in the Maiden of Death trailer.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Zombie Jesus Gotta EAT!

    by -guyinthebackrow


  • Feb. 14, 2007, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Woman With Eyes of Glass

    by Doctor_Sin

    Gives me a raging Giallo-boner. That was tight.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Straw Hat Master

    by porkchop_Xpress

    Long live the Straw Hat Master!!!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    No sound? What happened to the sound?

    by Orionsangels

    Starting with Detective Frankenstein the trailers have no sound. What gives? Me and my girlfriend preppy magee wanna watch sum a dem crazy features!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST


    by Orionsangels

    It's gonna be a great time!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST

    I am overwhelmed

    by longevitymonk

    with disappoinment as I realize there aren't one hour and twenty minutes more of "Hobo With A Shotgun!" to look forward to...

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    I miss Quentin Tarantino FILMS...

    by moto

    Quentin, okay, I'm going to give you Grindhouse. It does look fun and what not. But after the Kill Bill movies and now this, PLEASE return to storytelling! You've done your homage to 70s genre flicks. Kill Bill v2 had moments of character and storytelling, but overall both movies were just blah. Self indulgient directing and writing that basically just said, "I like these old crappy kung-fu 70s crap movies." So with Grindhouse, which is the ultimate self indulgient trip (I'm not denying it MAY be fun), PLEASE Quentin, let it be the last. At least for awhile. Get back to what you did with RD and Pulp Fiction. Character depth. Storytelling. Excellence. Don't rely on dated genres. We know you love the 70s. We know you loved those crappy indies. A lot of us do. We don't need to see a rehash of them. You're a talented director. You were the Scorsese of our generation. Now it just looks like you're a video store employee that studios, for some odd reason, gave you millions to indulge yourself. Just miss you trying something ORIGINAL.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 7:52 p.m. CST

    WATCH Pusher Vampires from the 8th dimension

    by circadude182

    this is the one my friend and I made for the contest

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Ive checked the Tb links now

    by proper

    Hobo with a shotgun was funny.The Women is Tank looked authentic in a 70's kind of way,lovelyyyyyyy.Orionsangels= I had the same problem,It worked when I refreshed the page.Sith Witch= nice one,they have kept me alive(but scared,very scared) =>,Donald Pleasence was class,They could remake those for todays youth but they would probably replace his voice with M.Mcdowall and say Death got the hood from the leathery skin of drowned children and wears different shades of brown to denote his mood(I'm keeping an open mind Honest).

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST


    by festeraddams

    okay! i signed up an account because of this bad boy. That trailer looks like it came out of the gutter. Thats some grindhouse baby! I want to see more. my fav line ever "Im gonna sleep in your bloody carcasses tonight!"

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    The naysayers/negative nancies in this thread are a...

    by Beastmanseventy

    Source of endless amusement. MetalWater keeps going on about how they all suck for their lack of polish, unprofessional feel and rough edges... I guess he totally missed the point of this contest. It's called GRINDHOUSE, as in GRINDING THEM OUT. It's not called "Polish it up real nice and be professional about it-House". Maiden Of Death is awesome, but it's like, 90's action flick awesome. It is not Grindhouse at all and it lacks the beautiful slipshod amateur feeling that makes the other ones so much goddamn fun. Moto, Kill Bill's characters are just as deep as those found in Pulp Fiction if not more so, you were just distracted by the cool stuff. If you don't like colorful action scenes and awesome music, you don't like film. Besides, there's no such thing as a crappy kung fu movie. Glad to see someone liked my trailer (Run Charlie Run). I had no idea the competition would be so awesome though. But anyways, yeah. I just wanted to say that this thread has been a good example of both the cool enthusiasm for underground cinema that is supposed to define message boards like this, and the stupid, numbskulled negativity and naysayery that DOES define message boards like this. And now I'll probably never comment in another Talkback thread ever again, just that, since my movie was featured in this article, I felt the responsibility to speak up. Check out some of my other movies if you liked Run Charlie Run: h (Remove the space before the last H).

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    "TOO DEAD TO DIE" has to be the BEST one

    by theholyman

    Come on the best one here is " Too DEAD to DIE" so what if am the holy man in it. We had so much fun shooting this. Good luck to everyone. See you all at the Grindhouse. God bless you all..

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    "TOO DEAD TO DIE" has to be the BEST one

    by theholyman

    Come on the best one here is " Too DEAD to DIE" so what if am the holy man in it. We had so much fun shooting this. Good luck to everyone. See you all at the Grindhouse. God bless you all..

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Can't decide

    by Beastmanseventy

    They're all too fucking good. I can't pick a favorite. But Too Dead To Die is definitely one of the best.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Hobo with a Shotgun!

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    You're ridin' SHOTGUN!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Sorry moto, Quentin's next film is about FEET!

    by Orionsangels

    Yes, his fondness for female feet. It's called FEET FUCKERS. It's all filmed at low angles. I say go for it. As long as the HO's have pedicured feet. Why not?

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST


    by Zombie Vig

    I'll pay money to watch that movie, seriously. HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN!!!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    I'd pay money to watch any

    by Beastmanseventy

    I'd pay money to watch any one of these. Any single one of these trailers is 100x as exciting as anything playing in theaters right now.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Feature Length Hobo with a Shotgun? YES PLEASE!

    by F-1000

    Hobo with a Shotgun is the best by far!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 10:48 p.m. CST


    by F-1000

    Black Mantis is pretty pwn too!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Motherfuckin' HOBO WITH A motherfuckin' SHOTGUN!

    by glenjm

    If it weren't for the BumFights reference, I would have sworn that this was an actual vintage grindhouse flick. I almost puked when I saw the part with the teeth.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST


    by glenjm

    WAY too flashy. To me it looks like a B-Movie rather than a grindhouse flick. It looks like a lot of fun, just not dirty, sleazy grindhouse fun; more anime, DBZ, Fast & The Furious kind of fun. I really enjoyed Heathen High School Splatter Fest Part 666. The part with the dude who looks like Bane is fucking terrifying.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Kitty Kat Daniels Vs Nuclear Cannibals!!!

    by dregmobile

    Has my vote.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Run Charlie Run would be sleazier but...

    by Beastmanseventy

    I had to cut the scene involving an American soldier being force-fed his own severed penis. Just wasn't enough daylight left to shoot it.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    But think of this...

    by Fat_Lady_Killer

    Maiden of Death does indeed look awesome. I am all about hot chicks with guitars. But in no way does it look like a Grindhouse style trailer. If the stipulation for this contest is to make it look like a seventies era Grindhouse film then it shouldn't win. The other film makers probably could put out work as impressive as Maiden but this wasn't a "put out the best quality, sleek trailer you can" type of contest. It was to look like a Grindhouse style film.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Right on, Beastmanseventy!

    by Raging Dogs Productions

    Wow, you summed up my thoughts EXACTLY in your "The naysayers/negative nancies in this thread are a..." post. Well said, man, well said! Fat_Lady_Killer, you too.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Too Dead To die

    by theholyman

    thank you fat lady killer you are so right...the crew that shot "Too Dead To Die" is real good. oh trust me, they shot all over town. look at all the set ups. they did not shoot this in one day or night. few weeks is more like it. i have seen some stuff from this crew and it is real good quality. these kids are up and comers.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST


    by moto

    You wrote, "Moto, Kill Bill's characters are just as deep as those found in Pulp Fiction if not more so, you were just distracted by the cool stuff. If you don't like colorful action scenes and awesome music, you don't like film. Besides, there's no such thing as a crappy kung fu movie." Okay, I am pretty sure you're kidding about the no crappy kung-fu movies. I LOVE kung-fu movies, and sorry, there ARE a lot of crappy ones. Tons of them. And the thing about "I don't like film" if I don't enjoy colorful action sequences and "awesome music"? Well, that just doesn't make any sense. As far as the whole Kill Bill characters' depth compared to Pulp. I agree with you. There were moments of great character and storytelling, as I had said. The problem with those movies was those bright spots were completely overshadowed by Quentin trying to be "cool". Kung-Fu gore, 70s schtick, etc., mostly in the first film, really took away from the character depth. The difference between Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction/RD, at least in my eyes, was that the story in Pulp and RD was really a driving force to show us the characters. There's the depth. With Kill Bill, the characters were there to showcase the homage to kung-fu theater and 70s era pop culture. I'm not saying Kill Bill wasn't fun to watch. I'm saying I wish Quentin would go back to storytelling... and characters. Kill Bill, Kill Bill 2, and Grindhouse are all about an homage to the flicks Quentin grew up with. Fun? Sure. But up to par with the storytelling of RD and Pulp? No. Shit, Quentin's scripts for those two still showcased his inspiration of the 70s and pop culture, but WITHOUT showboating it and going over-the-top like he did with the more recent. Again, I'm not saying these newer flicks aren't fun. I just want to see the Quentin that shook up the film industry. I want to see the type of scripts he became famous for. True Romance, Natural Born Killers, RD, Pulp Fiction. Edgy shit. Original stories. Not homages. It's getting old.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, midnight CST

    Dead Noon, Hobo with a Shotgun, Black Mantis

    by the5th55

    for me, it's between these three what an awesome and fun competition, they should make this an annual thing, even some of the worst ones are still worth one viewing

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN needs to go into production..

    by Kraken

    Right fuckin' now! So sayeth Hobo With a Shotgun!

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Negative Nancies...

    by 2b1

    Beastmanseventy, you rock! Exactly the point. The purpose of this unusual contest was for people to go out and make something crazy and fun, and have fun while doing it. For all that want something that is steeped in cinematic technicalities, go check out the Sundance channel. There I'm sure you will get a chance to "talk shop" and exchange all of the big film vocabulary and know how you acquired in film school. Your knowledge of "cinema" must also include the word excuses, excuses why you never made a trailer yourself. Kudos to all that did and entered, you all did a fantastic job, great to see people just picking up a camera and running with it.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Those were great!

    by Darth Thoth

    Str8 up hilarious, sick, twisted.. I could go on! Great job whoever made those things! My favs were: Black Mantis, Hobo With a Shotgun, Cannibal Hookers from Hollywood, Mega Bitch Meltdown, The Virgin of Prey, Neighbor Deadly Neighbor, and Thorr Sex Detective. I enjoyed them all except the one about Jesus which wasn't funny to me but oh well. Thanks for bringing these pieces to our attention Harry. I'll be rewatching these for awhile!

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST


    by blondeman

    <p>Um, is Carts up by mistake? There is no way that lame thing is one of their trailers.</p><p>Hobo with a Shotgun though? Pretty nice. The title alone would buy my ticket</p>

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    smoking monkey

    by davidlyons

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 12:33 a.m. CST

    wanna see spiderman get knifed like a pig

    by davidlyons

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Haha I found one I loved

    by SaintX99

    This wasnt for the Grindhouse thing, I found it on MySpace! Hilarious!

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Blonderman - CARTS spoofs Attack of the Killer Tomatos

    by Orionsangels

    It's one they threw in there as an homage to the ridiculousness of Attack of the Killer Tomatos

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Really, anyone can make a

    by Beastmanseventy

    Really, anyone can make a slick, professional looking movie. What's hard is to make a movie that's energetic or funny or exciting or dangerous or scary. Mainstream film can't do it like they used to, even independent film can't really cut it anymore. These trailers are the most effective trailers I've seen in a decade.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Greatest thing I've ever seen on AICN.

    by onemanarmy

    I love this stuff!<p> My Top 3 have to be Maiden of Death, Hobo w/a shotgun, and the double feature including FOOT FIEND.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Someone should make one about Harry!!

    by onemanarmy

    I'm just sayin though.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 3:19 a.m. CST

    That new one added, Cong Of

    by Beastmanseventy

    That new one added, Cong Of The Dead, is one of my favorites. Ironically, I was THIS CLOSE to making the exact same thing as his Viet Kong.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 5:34 a.m. CST

    DEAD NOON and 18 WHEELS of DEATH look the best!

    by HighRoller

    Lot of good trailers posted here. Some are interesting, some are almost to polished for a Grindhouse competition. The DEAD NOON trailer rocks though! Looks like they had a few dollars to spend on effects. Still, that's my pick to win the competition

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST

    HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN!!!!!!!!! somebody spare some change

    by killerbeedice

    somebody give that hobo some money to make a feature out of this. HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN!

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 7:26 a.m. CST


    by soylentphil

    Woman with the Glass Eyes is frigging brilliant. Here are soem authentic-feelin' ones. Add em! LEGAL TENDER: - DEMONESSA:

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Hobo with a Shotgun = solid gold

    by DocPazuzu

    That was by far the funniest and coolest of the whole bunch. Can a HoboWithAShotgun username be far off? From now on, no movie can ever be complete without HOBOS WITH SHOTGUNS!

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST


    by crinkboy

    Wow, I love this trailer sooo much. I hope this wins soo badly! Just the idea of a Hobo with a shotgun making a difference in the world, somehow makes the world seem a safer place to me. Love it!

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Here's what this stuff is supposed to look like

    by soylentphil

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Our trailer is now up.

    by Brian Kennedy

    Hey Harry, I think it is really cool that you are showing the trailers for this contest on your site. I visit your site often but have never posted anything. I am posting now so I can put up the link to the grindhouse trailer that my class did. I hope you like it.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Gimmie the God damn PASSCODES

    by I_am_Cool

    Ok these trailers are so sick, this contest was an amazing idea, you can tell alot of people took it to heart to try and bring back a nearly faded genre and its gets me pumped for Grindhouse. My faveorite trailer has to be "HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN" while I was scrolling through the list and got to that one i had to watch it a few times befor i could move on. way to go guys hope its the winner.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST


    by doubleocrow

    maybe I'm biased, but that trailer has the hottest women.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Harry, NO double feature outside the US?!

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Are you serious? Well that really sucks and takes the fun out of it. Hoping the UK show them together with the trailers. I was looking forward to seeing my first double feature :(

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST


    by Tbuel

    some of these are ok. i might post one for myself. grindhouse is going to be amazing though

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST


    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Maiden of Death looks awesome. props, yo! ;P

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 1:53 p.m. CST

    "too Dead To die" people show the love

    by theholyman

    All of the trailer are great. i want to know something tho. the people who made these trailers how long did take and where did you shoot it? and what did you shoot on ? how much $$ was spent if any to do your trailer? thanks

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Here's my entry. Rustee Blades in LUMBERJACKED!

    by The Heathen

    A higher res version than on YouTube is found here: <br> <br> YouTube: <br> <br> It's fun and cheap. Hope you enjoy. There's some great stuff here. Hobo With A Shotgun is fantastic as are many others. I've had more fun watching these ugly, cheap, dirty, scandalous, exploitation trailers than I have anything else lately. Thanks for putting these up Harry.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST

    re: the holyman

    by The Heathen

    We shot ours in one day (11AM-6PM) out in the sticks where family lives. We had one camera and shot on DV. We spent all of maybe $200 and that's including the tapes, the gallon of blood, a fake severed head, sheets of plexi and the most expensive thing - the food to feed people! Now ours is no way expensive looking (which is kinda the point right?) and I think Maiden of Death's end titles were about five times more expensive than our trailer, but it was fun and everyone had a blast doing it.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST

    "Isle Of The Flesheaters" - Details

    by KidAbyssmal

    In regards to theholyman's inquiries: We shot "Isle Of The Flesheaters over 3 days, in Orlando, Fl and the Florida Keys. The majority of money went to making costumes, and gas for travel. Kept it under $200. We shot with the Sony HDR-FX1.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    WIFE-A-VORE +details

    by deathmike we shot for a day and half with time for two days of editing. the music took a week and a half. we spent a few hundred dollars mostly feeding the actors and buying a few props. it was shot hd.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST

    too dead to die

    by theholyman

    right on.. i do not know for sure, but we shot maybe over 3 weeks . and shot all over L.A..we had a good size cast and crew all worked for free.iam pretty sure we spent NO $$ at all maybe 50 dollers and thas it. the car shots where about less then 25 feet from Paramount pictuers.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Hobo with a Shotgun...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...vs. Machete! You know you want it. Oh yeah.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    My entry

    by Miller Mortuary

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Birds of Prey - Details

    by Slothe

    All in, I'd say Birds of Prey totaled around $400. Half of that went to the studio space rental (nothing's free in LA). My friend who did the make-up effects on my other short offered her services and she went to a Vietnamese Butcher shop the morning of the shoot and bought guts galore. Too bad much of that detail is lost in the YouTube compression. The jaw effect was using a jaw from a plastic skull purchased on ebay. We shot on my DVX100b and the shoot took place a week before the deadline and lasted about 5 hours. All the effects work (color & grain) was done using After Effects. All in all it was great fun, and I'm thinking about shooting some more small scenes and putting this out as a semi-regular webisode series. Thanks to all who watched and much respect to the other filmmakers who have contributed!

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST

    wow, people actually put money into these?

    by StovetopStuffin'

    I did mine all for nothin but what I already had. Didn't seem worth it to put money in.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    I really enjoyed everey last

    by RedRum1977

    I really enjoyed everey last one but I loved FOOT FIEND" & "HEATHEN HIGH SCHOOL SPLATTER FEST PART 666 and Cong Of The Dead!! Can't wait for Grindhouse is April!

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Birds of Prey Details

    by theholyman

    that is a real good trailer.. love the music. so did you shoot in L.A. ? if you payed for studio space. talk to me next time and i will get it for you for free. and yes you sould make it webisode series. the two actors are looks like you had alot of fun doing it.... good luck

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Run Charlie Run Details

    by Beastmanseventy

    I spent zero dollars and shot it in about two hours at a public park. The guy coming out of the water with the knife was a swamp cleaner we met there. We put a chinaman hat on him and stuck him in the movie. Making movies is not as hard as people make it out to be.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    thanks for the Hobo love!

    by eisenerjason

    just wanted to thank Harry and everyone else who checked out our little trailer. We did it with basically nothing, just money to buy the tapes and food for our actor. Dave, the guy who played hobo, is not too well off and this is the first time hes ever had a camera pointed at him and ive been reading all your comments to him and this has really brightened up his life. Thanks guys. And before this thread goes off into oblivion i just wanted to say good luck to everyone and its been super fun. Thanks again. Hobo with Shotgun!

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    For a first time actor he's really got chops!

    by Batutta

    If this doesn't get him some acting work I'll be surprised. Hope his circumstances improve.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Grindhouse Guerilla Film Fest???

    by Slothe

    Ok, what do you all think of this. I've had a great time with this whole experience and it seems everyone else has too. So my first question would be... WHY STOP? I've gone ahead and registered Seeing as how most of these trailers were done on a shoestring budget and fairly quickly, why not do this all again next year? This year's trailers belong to the SXSW contest and far be it from me to undercut that, but I'd like to build an online film fest to go live sometime next year, where we can do this all over again! Format wouldn't have to be much different than this. One massive barrage of sex, drugs, violence, and rock 'n roll. Thoughts???

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    re: Grindhouse Guerilla Film Fest???

    by The Heathen

    I think that would be awesome, but I'd want content all year round. Maybe break it into trailers, shorts, etc. that are all grindhouse related and have the annual awards? Also, I've talked to some others and like the Birds of Prey creators, a lot of peole have put interest into doing webisodes of these crazy characters. I think that's awesome too. It's great to get the creativity going among people. <br> <br> Rustee Blades in LUMBERJACKED! <br> <br>

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST

    re: Grindhouse Guerilla Film Fest???

    by Slothe

    Heathen, Being the Birds of Prey creator, I'll second and third that motion, haha. How about making more of a portal site then for all things grindhouse revival? I've got some web & graphics design chops and I do like your idea of constant content. I guess I was trying not to bite off more than I could chew, but I'm up for the challenge! Anyone who would like to lend a hand would be most welcome, too. This could be good...

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    grindhouse / explpoitation

    by rodney anonymous

    from "Exploitation films is a loosely defined term to describe a genre of films that typically sacrifice the traditional notions of artistic merit for a more sensationalistic display, often featuring excessive sex, violence, and gore. Such films have existed since the earliest days of moviemaking, but they were popularized in the 1970s with the general relaxing of cinematic taboos in the U.S. and Europe." "grindhouse is an American term for a theater that mainly showed exploitation films, or is an often misused term to describe the genre of films that played in such theatres (which are actually "exploitation films"). Grind-houses were known for non-stop, triple-bill programs of B movies, usually consisting of a double feature where two films are shown back to back. Many of these inner-city theatres formerly featured burlesque shows which featured "bump and grind" dancing, leading to the term "grind-house." Beginning in the late 1960s and especially during the 1970s, the subject matter of exploitation films shown in these theaters often included explicit sex, violence, bizarre or perverse plot points, and other taboo content." So... in saying Maiden doesn't have the "Grindhouse feel", do you mean "it doesn't share the spirit or themes", or do you mean "it doesn't have awful camerawork/lighting/acting/editing/everything or a lame film-scratch filter"?

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST


    by doctorfreudstein

    I'll buy a ticket/DVD if this ever becomes a feature.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    its got to have soul. Films made off the street

    by festeraddams

    Maiden of death does not have the grindhouse feel because it looks like the movie was shot infront of a green screen. Part of the beauty of some of the old grindhouse films was that they were made for nothing and had to be filmed on the street. Maiden of Death has the look of a modern day music video. The trailer looks great but its got no soul.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST


    by The Heathen

    It sounds great, but I know what you mean about biting off more than you can chew. I'm a graphic designer, but mainly in print. One of my side projects that started in the AICN Comics section is reviewing comics ( ) and that's hard enough, but I'd love to help out in any way I could. Keep me posted. <br> <br> rodney, chillax my friend. I'm sure you won't have trouble finding work if your trailer is Maiden of Death. It's good. No need to get panties in bunches. ; )

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST


    by rodney anonymous

    ...did you not see Rose McGowan launching a rocket with her machine gun leg and rolling out of the way of an exploding car? Pretty 70s!

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST

    @ eisenerjason

    by onemanarmy

    You really need to throw together a one sheet for Hobo w/a Shotgun.<p> I'd have that shit framed and mount it next to my Nuns with Guns one sheet in the living room.<p> Make it happen man! You already have a hell of a fanbase here.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Hobo with a Shotgun! poster

    by eisenerjason

    Heres the poster we made for Hobo With a Shotgun, i hope you like. thanks again.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    FUCK YES!!!!!

    by onemanarmy

    That's awesome as hell.<p> You should sell those...seriously.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    And one sextacular trailer...SNUFF's ENUFF!!!

    by vmj19

    Nobody out fucks Sindy St. Sinnamon!

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    The Hobo one sheet is perfect!

    by The Heathen

    Great work.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    "Death Bounty" new one show some love people

    by theholyman Death Bounty all shot in the Hollywood Hills on a sunday for nothing... oh yeah

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Snuff's Enuff rocks

    by theholyman

    great job ...where did you shoot it and how long did it take and how much $$$ ?

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    briefly...sorta... from creators of maiden of death

    by Team_Maiden

    We are the writer/directors of the Maiden of Death trailer. We’re not professional filmmakers, but like many of you, aspire to be. We didn’t ask to be written up on AICN. So it’s quite an honor. Once it was here, we planned on staying out of the discussions completely, letting the work speak for itself. However, it’s gotten to a point where people are presumed to be speaking as us. This is a different story. We feel it necessary now to clear the air. Rumor control. Here are the facts: $1400 painfully spent. Most of it travel expense to fly three friends in to help out, one of which was the main actress. Shot over two, very long, grueling days. Guerilla style. No permits, no permission. Found locations, whatever could be used. No equipment rental. Locked edit in the three days following shoot. Rest of post in less than five days. Three days straight with two hours of sleep to finish on time. Worked up until we had to ship FedEx on the 10th of February (which we actually missed and had to send it via a courier service at a tune of $200). It wasn’t “done way before the contest” and we didn’t have “a lot of money.” To be called “soulless” feels like an attack not just on us but also on all of our friends who helped out. Like this labor of love is less legitimate than anybody else’s. It’d be a lie to say we’re not bothered by it. Everyone gave up their free time, which we imagine is the same for everybody else involved in this competition. It was just as low budget and guerilla as anything else. Just two guys who got together and made something on a whim. We entered the competition for the same reasons everyone else did; we wanted to have a laugh doing something fun with family and friends and hopefully get it into some sort of screening. Whether or not it is “grindhouse”, we feel, is an argument in semantics. However, we can honestly say that movies like “Heavy Metal”, “The Wraith”, and anime like “FLCL”, along with classics of the genre like “Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41”, “Coffy”, and old chop-socky flicks were our sources of inspiration. That's it. P.S. Sorry about the length of this post.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Alamo Drafthouse

    by longevitymonk

    should have an event featuring all of the grindhouse contest trailers...we could even vote for our own top 10!

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    No Soul is going too far

    by Beastmanseventy

    I think Maiden Of Death is fucking awesome, and it's got plenty of heart, it just doesn't feel trashy or scuzzy. That's the one thing keeping it from being the clear cut winner.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Fockin' Boring! Thread closed.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    move along, creeps.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Haha, cute, Motoko

    by Beastmanseventy

    It's pretty easy to shit all over people's ambitions, isn't it? What did you do with the last couple weeks of your life that's so special? I don't think anyone here owes you anything more than a "Get Fucked" for your aimless negativity.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Tank "got it"

    by exploitMe

    TANK is the only one that comes close to looking like an authentic grindhouse exploitation flick. the rest just look like cheesy b horror films or backyard balderdash. plus it has the best looking girl

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    "CANNIBAL HOOKERS" shooting details

    by doubleocrow

    "Cannibal Hookers From Hollywood" was made with owing lots of favors, borrowing some equipment and renting out some stuff, with total cost coming in around 400 bucks. I think I spent more money on buying food for those helping me out! We shot the whole thing guerilla style in 2 nights with a total of 10 hours to shoot. It was kind of crazy because we were filming off busy Hollywood streets and we had real Johns rolling up to set trying to pick up our actresses, my friends. We also had hide the equipment every time a cop rolled by. Luckily we shot everything on a Panasonic DVX-100, so it was easy to look "inconspicuous." We quickly digitized, VO'd and edited the trailer in a little more than a day. So the total commitment to making "Cannibal Hookers From Hollywood" come to life was around 3 or 4 days. The hardest part of the whole thing was finding a time to get everyone together. I got lucky though, I have awesome friends who did it because we all love film and thought "Cannibal Hookers from Hollywood" was a bad ass title.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    re: Grindhouse Guerilla Film Fest???

    by doubleocrow

    That sounds awesome! A annual contest to show some really awesome and & fun shit you made on the low-budge. I'm down. It would also be a great place to publicize any trailer you turn into a full feature. We're turning "Cannibal Hookers From Hollywood" into a full feature length film this summer and would love to post some clips and maybe even a "director's cut" of the trailer.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST


    by utz_world the new "Billy Jack" for the 21st Century. If y'all ever make this into a flick, make sure to record a new version of "One Tin Soldier" while you're at it!

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Oh man, opening credits

    by Beastmanseventy

    Oh man, opening credits playing over Hobo walking the rails with a garbage bag slung over his shoulder to One Tin Soldier... That is a cinematic boner and a half.

  • Feb. 19, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    THE P POUND we got robbed

    by Vagrancy_Films

    Why is this not on there ??? Who's running the show ?

  • Feb. 20, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Stormtroopers of the Apocalype

    by herfyjo

    This one is the hands-down winner!!!

  • March 15, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    A Badge Full of Bullets 2: Into the Hornet's Nest!

    by ner0sputnik