The Gecko brothers are on a crime spree and after killing a Texas Ranger, find themselves hunted by his partner. Pursued south of the border into Mexico, they find that while lawmen are a problem, demons are an even bigger problem.
D.J. Cotrona (Seth), Zane Holtz (Richie), Eiza Gonzalez (Santanico Pandemonium), Jesse Garcia (Freddie), Madison Davenport (Kate Fuller), Brandon Soo Hoo (Scott Fuller), Robert Patrick (Jacob Fuller), Wilmer Valderrama (Carlos), Jake Busey (Prof. Tanner), Don Johnson (Earl).
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series begins much as the original film did, with the Gecko brothers terrorizing a small back roads gas station. After killing a Texas Ranger the brothers are pursued by his partner to a nasty bar in Mexico where they hope to find aid in slipping away and starting new lives. Instead they find a lair full of demons.
The series was directed by Robert Rodriguez, who did the original film so consistency between the two should be no surprise, but it is. The series does an amazingly good job of following the original film, down to the lines that were spoken, while adding depth to the storyline that couldn’t be achieved during the runtime of a big screen film.
Acting was very well done though the original film was such a success it is hard not to compare actors. Cotrona and Holtz both did well with good delivery and consistency with performances in the original film. Gonzalez was a good choice as lead antagonist and did nicely. Garcia was an enjoyable addition and presented well throughout the series, as did Davenport, Soo Hoo, and Patrick. It was nice seeing Valderrama in a darker role and he managed it well.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were also nicely done and consistent with the original film. Physical effects and stunts were nicely done. Although CGI was necessary and extensive, it was also of good quality. Dialogue was fun, campy, and added quite a bit to the series content. Sound and soundtrack were good with enjoyable, updated tracks from the original film.
At the end of the day From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a well done extension of the original film and a nice supernatural horror series by itself. Fans of the original film should enjoy this one quite a bit, or at least find it interesting, as should genre fans.
With plenty of violence, gore, some sexuality, nudity, and foul language, this should be fine for teens 16 yrs. old and above.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: TV Shows, Cult TV Shows, TV Action & Adventure, TV Horror, Supernatural Horror
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