Thoughts on From Dusk till Dawn: The Series

I just finished the finale of season 2 last night. I’m still not quite sure how I feel about the series as a whole.

For those unfamiliar, the series is an extended retelling (season 1) and a continuation (season 2) of the From Dusk till Dawn movie, which I guess you could consider a cult classic. The basic premise of the movie is two outlaw brothers (Clooney and Tarantino) kidnap a vacationing family and use their RV to cross the border to Mexico, only to come across a strip club that turns out to be a vampire haven. Cue sexy dancers (with the spotlight on Salma) and lots of blood, gore, and over-the-top vampire killing courtesy of director Robert Rodriguez.

Right off the bat with season 1 of the show, there were elements that simultaneously drew me in and pushed me away from the series.  I’m a sucker for intricate and complex fictional worlds with lots of back story, so throwing in a lot of Mesoamerican mythology and history (invented or not) was interesting.  And as a horror fan, seeing them mix up the horror elements a little by changing the antagonists from average vampires into snake vampires instantly caught my attention.

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