Fugitive bank robbers and escaped prisoners, brothers Seth - (George Clooney) and Richie Gecko - (Quentin Tarantino) are fleeing the F.B.I. and Texas police. Seth Gecko is a cold, tough professional thief and anti-hero, while his younger brother Richie is a delusional, homicidal serial rapist and psychopath. During the first few minutes of the film, they first hold up and then destroy a liquor store and kill the clerk, a cop and a woman witness.
The Fuller family — Jacob (Harvey Keitel), the father and a former pastor who has experienced a crisis of faith; his son Scott (Ernest Liu); and daughter Kate (Juliette Lewis) — are on a vacation in their RV. The Fullers arrive at the motel and are promptly kidnapped by the Geckos, who force the Fullers to smuggle them past the Mexican Border. Seth and Jacob make an uneasy truce: if the Geckos can make it past the border, Jacob and his family will come out of the ordeal unharmed. They succeed and arrive at the "Titty Twister", a strip club in the middle of a desolate wasteland, where the Geckos have agreed to be picked up by Carlos (Cheech Marin), their contact, at dawn.
Soon after entering the bar, chaos ensues as the employees and strippers are all revealed to be vampires. Most of the patrons are quickly killed, and Richie is bitten by the star stripper, Santanico Pandemonium (Salma Hayek), and bleeds to death. Only Seth, Jacob, Kate, and Scott survive, along with a biker named Sex Machine (Tom Savini) and Frost (Fred Williamson), a Vietnam War veteran. They manage to kill the vampires in the bar, but their problems only multiply when the slain patrons — including Richie — are brought back to life as vampires, forcing Seth to kill his brother with a stake to the heart.
During the struggle, one of the vampires bites Sex Machine in the arm. Subsequently, Sex Machine turns into a vampire and bites Frost and Jacob. During the struggle, the makeshift barricades they have erected are breached, and an army of vampires (bats at first) invade from the outside. Seth, Kate, Scott and Jacob escape to a back room, and fashion weapons from items found in the storeroom, including a pneumatic drill, crossbow, shotgun and holy water.
The four then make their final assault on the undead, during which course most of the protagonists are killed, leaving only Seth and Kate alive. They quickly get surrounded by the vampires, but then streams of sunlight shine through holes in the walls. Just then, Carlos attempts to enter the building. On Seth's call, his bodyguards blast open the door, letting in the sunlight and causing every vampire to die in a massive explosion. Kate and Seth go their separate ways after he leaves her some cash.
As they leave, the camera pans back to reveal that the "Titty Twister" was actually the top of a buried ancient Aztec temple, presumably the home of vampires for centuries, and reveals hundreds of trucks and bikes that have been toppled down the side of the cliff following their owners' untimely demise
From Dusk Till Dawn 2
This sequel attempts to ape the inventive blend of horror, comedy, and crime melodrama of its predecessor, with some creative direction by actor Sam Spiegel, a protégé of Sam Raimi. Buck (Robert Patrick) is a former bank robber who's being watched closely by Sheriff Lawson (Bo Hopkins). Lawson's suspicions are well-founded, because Buck is indeed planning a multimillion-dollar bank heist in Mexico, to be aided by prison escapee Luther (Duane Whitaker), rodeo star C.W. (Muse Watson), dog trainer Jesus (Raymond Cruz) and security guard Ray Bob (Brett Harrelson). While on his way to meet up with the gang, Luther encounters bat-related car trouble near the Titty Twister, a dive bar featured in the first film. Offered a lift by Razor Eddie (Danny Trejo), Luther ends up with a pair of fangs in his neck. When he finally meets up with his cronies, Luther turns Jesus into a fellow vampire, unbeknownst to the rest of the gang, who proceed with their caper plans accompanied by two cohorts now more interested in blood than cash. The film was followed by a prequel, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (2000)
From Dusk Till Dawn 3
Set in Mexico in the early 1900s which begins with the escape of Johnny Madrid, a dangerous local outlaw, from the gallows who then kidnaps his hangman's beautiful daughter, Esmeralda, played by Ara Celi in the role originated by Salma Hayek in From Dusk till Dawn, 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 coincidently 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, and with whom all the humans must join forces if they are to survive the night from the vicious blood-suckers.