Movie References: List all films and other media that have directly or indirectly influenced Planet Terror, and all films and other media that are referenced to in the film.
- There is a scene in Never Say Never Again, where Fatima Blush (played by Barbara Carrera) pulls up her skirt and shows syringes on a belt around her thigh, like Dakota, her "little friends".
- The box of "Great White Bites" is a homage to Tarantino always placing a box of classic cereal in the background of a shot.
- In the scene where Sheriff Earl McGraw (Michael Parks) feeds his invalid wife, there's a framed photo of Parks on a motorcycle from his TV series Then Came Bronson.
- The scene where Rapist #1 (Quentin Tarantino) has a piece of wood jabbed through his eye is an homage to Lucio Fulci's Zombi 2.
- The dancing/humilation scene directly references 'Cry of the Banshee', including the line "Dance, bitch!".
- Soldiers watches the trailer for "Women In Cages" on a televison at the millitary base.
- El Wray calls his wrecker "the Killdozer".
- Cherry's final role parallels Sarah Connor, mother and leader of the human resistance.
References To Other Tarantino/Rodriguez Films
- Jungle Julia's radio show can be heard tuning in and out of frequency.
- Quentin Tarantino plays a rapist, like he did in Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn. The elevator scene is also shot similar to the scene where Ritchie Gecko is talking to Kate Fuller in the back of the RV, he even mumbles at first until he takes off his retainer in "Dusk" in this one he takes off his mask.
- In one scene, we hear on the radio, Austin 505 Hot Wax dedicating their show to the late DJ Jungle Julia.
- In Dr. Dakota Block's office, you can see a notepad. Written on it is a checklist, the last item being: Kill Bill.
- A pack of Red Apple cigarettes can be seen in the film.
- Cherry Darling eventually gain a machine gun for a leg, Sex Machine (Tom Savini) fom Dusk Till Dawn has a mechanized genitalia. Desdemona (Sofía Vergara) in Machete Kills has a 'guns for breasts' weapon and a 'strap-on' mechanism which simulates Sex Machine's mechanized genitalia.