From Dusk till Dawn
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (18)
D: Robert Rodriguez
Dimension/Los Hooligans/A Band Apart (Gianni Nunnari & Meir Teper)
USA 🇺🇸 1995
W: Quentin Tarantino
DP: Guillermo Navarro
Ed: Robert Rodriguez
Mus: Graeme Revell
PD: Cecilia Montiel
George Clooney (Seth Gecko), Quentin Tarantino (Richie Gecko), Harvey Keitel (Jacob Fuller), Juliette Lewis (Katherine Fuller), Salma Hayek (Santanico Pandemonium)
From Dusk Til Dawn is a film which works best if you go into it blind, knowing as little as possible about the story. If you haven't seen it, it's best not to read on.
George Clooney & Quentin Tarantino play two ruthless criminal brothers who take a preacher and his two children hostage and flee to Mexico, where they unwittingly enter a den of vampires and fight for their lives to escape.
For those who didn't realise this movie segued into horror, it provided a refreshing twist on a rather standard crime thriller, but the dramatic impact is severely dulled if you know about it beforehand.
This film has a huge cult following and was followed up with a couple of sequels & even a TV series (without input from Tarantino or Rodriguez), but if, like me, you knew about the horror spin, it's difficult to see what all the fuss is about.
I understand why man people like this movie and I'll admit that it's a film I should probably rewatch... but I've simply never been in the mood to witness it again.