This is quite possibly the coolest thing we’ve ever seen.
The above still is taken from a trailer for an exploitation film called Maiden of Death. The hero of the title is a rock singer who comes back from the dead to get revenge on her killers using a guitar that acts like both a gun AND a chainsaw (how sweet is that?). The best part of all is: this lady of vengeance is wearing AbbyShot’s gothic Kingdom Hoodie!
The only problem is that the movie doesn’t exist. Let me explain!
Early in January, director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) made this announcement for aspiring filmmakers to submit their own “Grindhouse Trailer” to the South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW). It is a contest in honour of the upcoming film Grindhouse that Rodriguez has made with Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill). Grindhouse pictures were low-budget but highly entertaining flicks that were “grinded out” back in the 70s normally featuring lots of over-the-top sex and violence, and Rodriguez and Tarantino’s double-feature movie coming out in April will pay homage to this genre. Rodriguez will pick the best Grindhouse-styled trailer of those submitted to personally show it at the SXSW Film Festival in his hometown of Austin, Texas in March!
Obviously, the submissions soon poured in for this excellent contest! There’s a great round-up of some of the best fake-trailers ever made found here at Ain’t-It-Cool-News (with some interesting titles like Load-Bearing Stud or Too Dead to Die) but our money is on Maiden of Death for sure! And we’re not saying that just because our hoodie is in it!
Everyone involved has done a beautiful job and we wish Maiden of Death the best of luck in the contest; you can check out the full trailer on YouTube right now. The only warning we have is that it’s a violent ride, so keep that in mind!
Congratulations to everybody involved, and good luck!