B-movie mavens turned A-list genre fiends Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino teamed up in 1996 to take vampire gothic south of the border into spaghetti Western territory for the gory cult film From Dusk Till Dawn. The high-concept mix of southwestern criminals versus supernatural nasties proved too irresistible for either of the video-hound creators to allow it to remain dead (or undead, as the case may be), so they plotted and produced a pair of direct-to-video sequels. Tarantino takes a story credit on the first, a heist film coscripted and directed by Scott Speigel. A Mexican bank robbery helmed by drawling criminal Robert Patrick (Terminator 2) turns into a literal bloodbath when his crew are turned into hungry bloodsuckers. Speigel, a buddy of Sam Raimi, tops both Tarantino and Rodriguez for sheer cinematic acrobatics, putting his camera in the most absurd places (even from inside the mouth of a vampire chomping down on a victim) and driving the film with adrenaline-charged overkill, but despite some clever scenes and a hilarious Psycho spoof, it turns into another aggressively trashy latex-mask and rubber-bat gorefest as cops and robbers team up against the fanged gang. Bo Hopkins costars as the police detective dogging Patrick's trail. Bruce Campbell and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen make cameos in the jokey opening sequence and Speigel and fellow director Kevin Smith briefly appear as vampire bait. Bartender Danny Trejo is the only returning cast member. --Sean Axmaker
The film starts out as a worthy sequel. We have Bruce Campbell in a cameo and Danny Trejo uglier than ever. Read morePublished 6 months ago by The Movie Guy
Being a teenager and a boy I like my horror movies. This one is an okay vampire movie. The person that caught my eye was Raymond Cruz, he is so hot. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2003
Why are you guys trashing this? Sure it lacks all the suspense of other scary movies, but is VERY fun and action-packed! Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2003
Although I am a big fan of vampire movies, this was pretty sad. I say this because the first "Dusk Till Dawn" was very entertaining, both funny and sick. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2003 by Sean Doerflinger
I really enjoyed this movie. A bank robber hits a bat while driving down the road. He arrives at the bar and we see the old vampire from the 1st. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2002 by David Barrett
This film has its moments, but it is otherwise a lost sequel to the awesome original from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarentino. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2002 by L. Varnau
not a good story - just a massacre!
but watch part 3 - thats on my point of view the best of the fdtd-trioligy!
This movie has some flaws. The plot is somewhat weak, the settings are different, Robert Patrick's role is not very entertaining, and this is not a continuation of the first film. Read morePublished on June 29 2002 by Movie Dude