From Dusk Till Dawn

Two criminals take a family hostage in order to cross the Mexican border and take refuge in a bar for the night.
Kinky
Slapstick Gore
Big Plot Twist
Horror for Beginners
United States
1996
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Cultist Film
Vampire Film
Animals: 
Bat
Sadist: 
Torturer
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Thief
Trespasser
Cultists: 
Clubbist
Relative: 
Father
Sibling
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Lycanthropy: 
Werebat
Weresnake
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This should keep you up all night!
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7.04
8
8
2
4
3
Plot
Editing
Pace
What starts off as a viciously witty crime and road movie turns into something completely unexpected around the half-way point. Character exposition is cleverly delivered through a very important subplot that tricks the mind into caring for something that is ultimately trivial. Outlaws and bullies eventually turn into an asset and their evil becomes relative as they face a must stronger threat.
Acting-wise, you get the cream of the crop. Each of the spoken lines is scripted in a calculated fashion. This is horror filmmaking of the highest quality, with many cameos, fine photography, generous effects and plenty of good looking gore. The keyword here is “cool”. The characters' testosterone level finds a purpose in the second half, as all hell breaks loose.
See, you’re watching two brilliant films in one. You've got gangsters, gadgets, one liners, prosthetics, animatronics, nudity and implicit rape wrapped into an unlikely surprise box. A series of intricate atmospheric sets are presented to us in succession, mirroring the different subgenres From Dusk Till Dawn alludes to and the many emotions it takes us through.
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