From Dusk Till Dawn
Before Grindhouse — the Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino double-feature of exploitation B-movies Planet Terror and Death Proof — there was From Dusk Till Dawn, written by Quentin Tarantino, directed by Robert Rodriguez, and decidedly grindhouse in character. The Gecko brothers (played by George Clooney and Tarantino himself), having robbed banks up and down Texas, hole up in a strip club in Mexico where they hold hostage an innocent pastor, his family and several other barflies. Unfortunately the strip club is infested with vampires, and the second half of the movie is an all-action blowout of epic proportions as the survivors cobble together weapons to fend off the bloodsuckers. The perfect blend of poetic Rodriguez action and frenetic Tarantino script, From Dusk Till Dawn is schlocky exploitation elevated to balletic proportions.
1996 / R / 1h 48m / Horror
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