GenreDocumentary Music directorJason Brandt CountryUnited States
Release dateMarch 13, 2010 (2010-03-13) (SXSW) WriterElijah Drenner, Calum Waddell ScreenplayElijah Drenner, Calum Waddell CastRobert Forster (Himself - Narrator), Allison Anders (Herself), John Landis (Himself), Kim Morgan (Herself), Fred Olen Ray (Himself), Joe Dante (Himself) Similar moviesSchlock! The Secret History of American Movies, Knock Knock, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Straight Outta Compton, The Help, Saving Mr. Banks
TaglineGiving Audiences What They Want Since the Dawn of Motion Pictures.
American grindhouse theatrical trailer
American Grindhouse is a 2010 documentary directed and produced by Elijah Drenner. The film made its world premiere at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas on March 13, 2010.
The documentary chronicles the history of the American exploitation film from the days of Thomas Edison to contemporary films of the 21st century. The film features interviews with John Landis, Joe Dante, Jack Hill, Don Edmonds, Fred Williamson, Allison Anders, James Gordon White, Larry Cohen, William Lustig, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Judy Brown, Jeremy Kasten, Jonathan Kaplan, Bob Minor, Lewis Teague, David Hess and Fred Olen Ray. The documentary also features film historians Eddie Muller, Kim Morgan and Eric Schaefer. Robert Forster narrates.
Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregator, gave the film an 86%.