I'm goin to show my ignorance here...but I'm confused and want to know the answer. I really enjoyed both Grindhouse films. Especially, Planet Terror.
I didn't know there were potentially other Grindhouse films that may be made. I did gather that from this Thread. What I am confused about is why would they make Trailers for these movies that are not goin to be made?
Don't get me wrong. I realize this happens...but from this Thread it seems there are potentially three movies associated with two movies that were made, that were goin to be made, with Trailers, but are not goin to be made? Am I understanding this right?
I checked out the Trailers and these movies seem like they would be awesome.
The film Grindhouse was an attempt to recreate the experience of watching cheap/tacky/shocking exploitation flicks in trashy drive-ins and theaters during their heyday back in the 70s. As such, the movies and trailers in Grindhouse were intentionally "bad" -- not just in regards to subject matter, but also exection, using such commonplace 70s theater occurrences as missing reels and scratches on the film and hair in the lenses. These movies were typically shown in double features, separated by a number of trailers for equally "bad" movies. Stuff like Three on a Meathook, or Foxy Brown, or Bloodsucking Freaks, etc.
The fake trailers were just another part of the game. Tarantino and Rodriguez brought in today's writers/directors who grew up on those cheap exploitation/horror/gore flicks, and each created a fake trailer to play between the two films.
Machete -- inspired by stuff like Shaft, Truck Turner -- it was blaxploitation, except with Latinos. What Rodriguez referred to as Mexploitation.
Werewolf Women of the SS -- inspired by obscurities such as Werewolves on Wheels, Paul Naschy flicks and the flood of "Nazi Nasty" flicks of the early-mid 70s.
Thanksgiving -- inspired by the cheap, post-Friday the 13th slasher flick knock offs of the early 80s, most of which were based on holidays ranging from Mother's Day to New Year's Eve and everything in between. In fact, Roth mentioned that he made the Thanksgiving trailer because there had never been a slasher flick which took place on that holiday. Which leads me to believe he either forgot about or never saw Home Sweet Home.
Don't -- inspired by Hammer Horror flicks and the Richard Matheson-inspired swarm of haunted house movies of the 70s.
Hobo with a Shotgun -- influenced by the violent and pseudo-fascist vigilante flicks of the 70s -- stuff like Charles Bronson's Death Wish, Vigilante with Robert Forster, etc.
None of these were originally intended to later become actual movies. They were just for fun. But the fan response to the fake trailers was so positive -- even more positive than the response to Planet Terror and Death Proof themselves -- that Rodriguez decided to turn his fake trailer into a real film. Three years later, we got Machete. The same with Hobo with a Shotgun (which actually wasn't shown in the American theatrical release of Grindhouse -- at least, not when I went and saw it).
Roth has mentioned some desire to turn Thanksgiving into a real film; Rob Zombie's mentioned a desire to do the same with Werewolf Women of the SS, but apparently neither are interested in pursuing those claims. That just leaves Don't, and I don't recall ever hearing or reading about Edgar Wright wanting to turn that into an actual film. Though I wish he would.