- Status: Completed
- Score: 4.8/10
- Director: P.J. Pesce
- Country: USA
- Year: 1999
- Duration: 94 min
Set 100 years ago in Mexico, this horror/western is the story of the birth of the vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium.
“Prequel” to the first From Dusk Till Dawn is set in Mexico in the early 1900’s which begins with the escape of Johnny Madrid, a dangerous local outlaw, from the gallows who then kidnaps his hangman’s beautiful daughter, Esmeralda, with a little help from Reece, a female outlaw from the U.S. With the hangman and a local posse on their trail, Johnny meets with his gang who all rob a stagecoach which contains American author Ambrose Bierce along with newlywed couple John and Mary Newlie. As night falls, all parties coincidentally seek shelter in an isolated inn/whorehouse which is run by vampires led by the high priestess Quixtla who targets Esmeralda. Esmeralda is revealed to be the half-human, half-vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium, whom the vampires want as their heir in which all the humans must join forces if they are to survive the night from the vicious blood-suckers.
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