From Dusk Till Dawn Review
Written by: alex1176
The most graphically violent gorefest I've ever seen. Co-written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Robert Rodriguez, "Dusk" is actually two movies-in-one. The first half is a crime film and the second half is a horror flick. Rodriguez gives the crime portion a feel similar to "Pulp Fiction" and injects the horror scenes with the same energy and humor he brought to his own "Desperado".
George Clooney proves to a likeable anti-hero and QT is very good as his unpredictable brother. The two play fugitives who decide to shack up with an ex-preacher and his two kids. Together they travel to Mexico where they plan to meet up with an underworld crime lord at a seedy bar. Unfortunately, the "Titty Twister" winds up being headquarters to a large group of bloodthirsty vampires and the group has not choice but to fight until the night is over.
The casting is great. Salma Hayek is just freakin' hot as a the lead vampire. Her striptease scene is a major highlight. Harvey Kietel is good as the preacher who must rely on God to get through the hellish night and Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers) provides the right note as his quiet daughter. I also liked the casting of expert makeup artist Tom Savini as Sex Machine and 70's icon Richard Roundtree (probably Tarantino's idea to cast him) as an ex-Vietnam vet.
The gore F.X. are sick and non-stop. Only "Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight" comes close in topping off the graphic violence and nasty creatures that explode on screen. This film is a cult classic. Fans of nasty vampire films should enjoy the ride.