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From Dusk Till Dawn

Two unaware criminals and their captives take shelter in a vampire-infested truck stop, leading to chaotic outcomes.

From Dusk Till Dawn

Details of 'From Dusk Till Dawn'

United States
108 minutes
1.85 : 1

About 'From Dusk Till Dawn'

“From Dusk Till Dawn” is a 1996 film dir­ected by Robert Rodriguez. The film tells the story of two brothers, Seth and Richard Gecko, who are on the run from the police after a bank rob­bery. On their escape, they kidnap a family and take them hostage. Together they make their way to the Mex­ican border to find shelter in a nightclub called “Titty Twister”.

What makes the film spe­cial are the crazy ideas expressed in the plot and the char­ac­ters. The first half of the film is a tense action thriller that revolves around the escape of the host­ages and the escal­a­tion of viol­ence. The Gecko brothers are unpre­dict­able crim­inals who operate in a con­stant sur­vival mode. Their dynamic rela­tion­ship and the fact that they are ali­en­ated from the laws of society lend the film a cer­tain intensity.

How­ever, the most striking and iconic scenes of the film occur in the second half when the char­ac­ters reach the “Titty Twister”. The nightclub turns out to be a haven for vam­pires, and the film sud­denly shifts from a crime thriller to a horror film. The sudden shift in genre is one of the film’s mad ideas and takes the audi­ence by sur­prise. The scenes where the char­ac­ters fight the bloodthirsty vam­pires are bloody, violent and present an extreme twist.

Par­tic­u­larly striking is the scene in which Santanico Pan­de­monium, a seductive female vam­pire, per­forms an erotic dance. Her per­form­ance is a high­light of the film and is often described as one of the most mem­or­able scenes. The dance, accom­panied by rock music, is a mix­ture of erot­i­cism and viol­ence and under­lines the sur­real char­acter of the film.

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Did they look like psychos? Is that what they looked like? They were vampires. Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them, I don't give a fuck how crazy they are!

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