Quentin Tarantino On Grindhouse Films
Back in the 1970s, Grindhouse movies were shot on quick schedules with low-budgets. In 2007, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez decided to bring this back with Grindhouse, a double-feature of terror.
These 70s movies were made for the drive-in theater and they were meant to be full of violence and lots of fun. Tarantino said, “Now, there were some good movies made during that period, a couple, but when you didn’t have the chance for theatrical exposure, something was lost…”
Based on the slow pace of Season 7, we’re hoping Season 8 of The Walking Dead is gory, action-packed, and Tarantino-approved.
B-Movie Action That Fans Love
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan writes, “There’s already some B-movie in the show. It feels like something made on the cheap in industrial parks and on unused backwoods highways — that is except for the makeup, effects, and the fact that it’s one of the most popular shows on TV…”
If the creators of The Walking Dead decided to take this route for Season 8, they would likely bring back some of the fans who left when Glenn and Abraham died. As Michael Cudlitz said, it’s a show about superheroes in the apocalypse.
Unlike Fear the Walking Dead, which is more about people, the characters on The Walking Dead are generally larger than life. It’s more of a Western than Drama.
Bringing Back The Fun On The Walking Dead
Ryan argues, “I have admittedly not been a religious watcher of the latter days of this show, not because I thought I was too good for it but because the show was too serious for itself.”
In some ways, this is true, and an overly-violent, yet fun Season 8 could bring back fans who already love the iconic characters. They could also fall somewhere in-between, with Steven Spielberg-like action, combined with zombie deaths.
Either way, the show is likely to be action-packed this October.
What are you looking forward to the most when the show returns?