From Dusk till Dawn 2 : Texas Blood Money

 

From Dusk till Dawn part 2  : Texas Blood MoneyRobert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarentino followed up the success of Dusk till Dawn with this direct-to-video sequel, entitled "Texas Blood Money". The story is set several years prior to the events of the first film and concerns a group of bank robbers, who's plans of the perfect heist get seriously disrupted when one of them stumbles across the Titty Twister bar.

Buck (Robert Patrick) is leader of a band of former convicts, one of them Luther (Duane Whitaker) has just broken out of jail with plans for pulling off one final robbery that will set them all up for life. Unfortunately, Luther encounters car problems on the way to the rendezvous with Buck and his gang, and so stops off at a nearby bar which is conveniently located out in the desert, named the Titty Twister...

He eventually meets up with his fellow bank robbers and they immediately set off to do the robbery. But unfortunately, they don't realise that Luther is no longer himself. Having broken into the bank, problems first arrive when the sheriff leading the manhunt for the escaped Luther turns up outside with the Mexican police. Strangely though, Luther and the other robbers don't seem too concerned. In fact Buck seems to be the only one worried about their situation. It's only after noticing the bite marks on their necks that the truth of what's happened to Luther, and what he's done to the rest of the gang, suddenly dawns on him.

Whilst it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Dusk till Dawn 2 wasn't going to be as good a film as the original, it's still a worthwhile follow-up and is definitely worth viewing. The end shootout between the vampire gang and the police is certainly one of the more memorable action scenes I've seen in a horror movie to date.

Overall Marks : 5/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Director Scott Spiegel also worked on the original Evil Dead, as well as directing the low budget slasher "Intruder". He has also starred in numerous horror films including "Dead Next Door", "Skinned Alive", "Darkman" and "The Quick and the Dead".

  • Danny Trejo, who plays the Titty Twister barman Razor Eddie, was the only original returning cast member.

  • The films budget was $10 million.

  • Robert Patrick had previously played The Terminator in "Terminator 2 : Judgement Day". He also went on to take over the leading role from David Duchovney in the cult TV show "The X-Files".

  • The Mercury Cougar George Clooney was driving at the start of part 1 can be seen parked outside the Mexican bank Robert Patrick and his gang are heisting.

  • The vampire, Victor, who gets shot by Luther when his truck breaks down at the side of the road was played by the films editor Bob Murawski

  • Muse Watson, who plays CW, also played the killer fisherman Benjamin Willis in "I Know What You Did Last Summer".

  • James Parks, who plays Deputy McGraw, is the son of Michael Parks who played Sheriff McGraw in the original film. James and Michael Parks also played characters named Earl and Edgar McGraw in "Kill Bill" and "Grindhouse - Death Proof".

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