There is no schlocky B-movie Danny Trejo won’t agree to star in. A trilogy of films loosely based on the viral AC Transit Bus fight internet video? He’s on it. A direct-to-video sequel to a shark attack flick? Yep, no problem. A futuristic dark comedy car racing action sequel? Sure. He’d love to. The Echo Park native is the kind of tireless, fearless actor who, in an earlier era, would have been a Midnight Movies star. It’s what made him such a perfect fit for Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, the former Mexican federal police officer that populates the same-titled films that are as gory and violent as he is.
What we’re saying is: with Trejo, you know what you’re getting, he knows what he’s serving, and you probably already know if that’s your thing. But if you’ve watched Machete and are looking to screen a kick-ass home film festival featuring everyone’s favorite Mexican-American badass, take your pick from the Netflix pics below.
Bad Ass (2012)
“Loosely based on a true incident, this tale follows a lonely Vietnam vet who bravely takes on two menacing hoods on a bus.”
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014)
“When a young boxer he’s been mentoring turns up dead, Vietnam veteran Frank Vega hitst he streets with his new partner, Bernie, to get revenge.”
Bad Asses on the Bayou (2015)
“Pals Frank and Bernie travel to Louisiana for a wedding, but when the bride is kindapped, her father joins the guys in a kick-ass pursuit of justice.”
Force of Execution (2013)
“An epic showdown ensues when a gangland crime boss pits his hit-man protégé against a ruthless new player who’s plotting his ascent to power.”
The Good, the Bad, and the Dead (aka 4Got10) (2015)
“A man awakes with amnesia amid dead bodies and a fortune in cash and cocaine. Soon, he’s got a gangster, the DEA, and a crooked sheriff on his trail.”
Rob Zombie’s psychologically broody remake of the John Carpenter original is about famed serial killer and mask-wearer Michael Myers, who stalks and murders a group of young people on October 31.
Babysitters Beware (2009)
“Danny Parker doesn’t have a bone in him, but with tips from his pal, Marco, the model son turns into a perfect terror for would-be baby-sitters.”
3-Headed Shark Attack (2015)
“Born inside a giant vortex of ocean pollution, a deadly 3-headed shark attacks a research facility and threatens a cruise ship’s party guests.”
“A notorious underground rush-seeker deemed untouchable by the law is coerced into cooperating with the government to infiltrate a Russian crime ring.”
The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
“When his outlaw dad is kidnapped, Tommy “White Knife” Stockburn sets off across the West on a rescue missio with five brothers he never knew he had.”