As for today, The Good, the bad and the Ugly is nb 1 of his Top 3…
Yeah I know all that, but I don’t see why he seen this fit for grindhouse criteria. Certainly by the reasons you listed, it wouldn’t be classified as grindhouse, but more likely “cult”.
oh Halloween, just like Assault on precinct 13 is an exploitation film, and therefore played grindhouses theaters… being or not an exploitation film is smg that is link to the production company and distribution of the film. i think somewhat Halloween doesn’t feel much like an exploitation films because Carpenter quickly moved to bigger studio films and doesn’t have the image of being an exploitation director, but still… still, that doesn’t provide those two films (assault on precinct 13 has my preference) of being masterpieces.