From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999, USA) C-88m. ** D: Scott Spiegel. Starring Robert Patrick, Bo Hopkins, Duane Whitaker, Muse Watson, Brett Harrelson, Raymond Cruz, Danny Trejo, James Parks, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel. Surprisingly well-made, effective sequel to the 1996 cult hit retains the action, gore and humor and really only lacks the stars and a tighter script. Patrick summons some crooks to get ready for a bank robbery in Mexico, then they stumble into a vampire motel and get knocked off one by one. Well-directed gorefest by the maker of INTRUDER (1989) should give fans their money's worth. Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Lawrence Bender were executive producers. Followed by FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 3: THE HANGMAN'S DAUGHTER (2000).

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