From Dusk till Dawn
AKA: Une nuit en enfer, Abierto hasta el Amanecer, Od zmierzchu do
1996, Color, 108 min
Tarantino, Robert Kurtzman
brothers Seth and Richard Gecko, just having committed a hold-up
in a bank, are now fleeing in the direction of Mexico with a hostage
in their trunk. But it is not that easy to get somewhere, when you
are searched by the police, destroy a service area and kill your
hostage in between. So they kidnap a priest together with his daughter
and his adopted son, who really manage to bring them across the
border in their camper. Their destination is a bar in the middle
of the desert having the stupid name "Titty Twisters".
Here the Geckos want to meet a contact that is to provide them with
fake papers. As soon as this contact shows up the family of the
priest is to be let free. But as we all know: in the end everything
turns out different: At dusk nearly everybody present in the bar
changes into a vampire. Now the kidnapper and the hostages have
to collaborate and defend themselves jointly against the undead.
They use quite effective weapons, i. e. bumper-pistols filled with
holy water or pales they shoot with pneumatic hammers. At dawn all
our heroes except of Seth and the daughter of the priest are decimated,
but: the vampires are beat as well.
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez come together to turn a bastard
of a vampire and a gangster movie the result can be foreseen, which
is a crazy splatter-road-movie-firework where there's loads of blood,
where something is always blown up and you can imagine that no other
movie made in 1996 has more dead in it. At the same time, the movie
is produces in the well-known tradition of the team Rodriguez/Tarantino,
making sure that humor doesn't come too short. And even if we already
know the one or other gag from "Desperado" - who cares?
Dusk till Dawn" can surely not be compared with the classic
Dracula Movies we discuss her, but it really is fun and should therefore
be mentioned here.