From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Writing credits Robert Kurtzman Quentin Tarantino
Harvey Keitel.... Jacob Fuller
George Clooney.... Seth Gecko
Quentin Tarantino.... Richard Gecko
Juliette Lewis.... Kate Fuller
Ernest Liu.... Scott Fuller
Salma Hayek.... Santanico Pandemonium
Cheech Marin.... Border Guard/Chet Pussy/Carlos
"From Dusk till Dawn" is neatly divided into two parts. The first half is a crime/road movie. The second half is a showcase for gruesome special effects. Put both parts together and you have an excellent vampire slaughter flick.
Clooney and Tarantino are the Gecko brothers. They are on the run from a bloody bank robbery. They nab some hostages and bolt for Mexico. Once there, they decide to kick back in a strip club. Too bad for them it's loaded with vampires. The slaughter begins.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It's obvious that the first part of the movie exists only to give the strip club massacre scenes some counterweight. "From Dusk till Dawn" has only one purpose: To show off the gory special effects as vampire after vampire gets impaled, melted, killed, destroyed etc. Fine with me. A good time was had by all.
One last thing, Salma Hayek gives the greatest strip club performance ever. She doesn't even get naked. Now that's quality.
SCORE: 3 out of 4 Salma stripteases