By David Grant
From Dusk Till Dawn has a special place in my heart. Not for its brilliance, but rather the comedy that was never meant to be.
Two bank robbers played by George Clooney (Seth) and Quentin Tarantino (Richie) kidnap a priest named Jacob played by Harvey Keitel on their way to Mexico.
It’s important to note that this movie is written by Tarantino and I always wonder why he would cast himself in the role of “strange guy who is a little perverted” Richie. Anyway, they get past the border and eventually arrive at a bar called the Titty Twister.
During the second half of the movie it is revealed that every person inside the bar is a vampire and comes at them from every angle.
There is a hidden message in this movie and that is to always travel with a Priest when on the run. You never know when you are going to run into a room of vampires.
If you find yourself up at 4am and find this movie on Starz, here’s five things to watch for:
- The character played by Tarantino. Exactly how much acting is going on here?
- As mentioned before, the name of the bar.
- The progression of the band as the people turn to vampires, the guitarist is playing bones. The guitarist is playing bones. I felt I needed to state that twice.
- Harvey Keitel. I have a rule that I watch anything with either Keitel or Ice-T.
- Cheech Marin. I’ve already said too much
Don’t watch this if you are looking for something to put you to sleep. This is one of those it’s-4am-and I’ll-probably-be-up-for-the-next-three-days type movies.
P.S. Recently, a new tv series of ”From Dusk Till Dawn” aired