Olaf Ittenbach no Robert Rodriguez, and this FROM DUSK TILL DAWN rip-off isn't a patch on the original when it comes to transforming schlock.
Luke (Russell Friedenberg) and Willie (Michael Carr) are kicking back in the California desert, thumbing rides so they can meet their buddy, Joe (Joe Cook), in Ridgemont, 40 miles away. Nearby, two disciples of Satan slaughter victims who have the right blood type to join their legion. But at the moment, Luke and Will have a more immediate danger they accept a ride from Mike, (Christopher Kriesa), a serial murder. Better known as the notorious "Kern River Killer," Mike plans to torture his guests and dispose of their bodies in the wilderness. Luke and Willie escape with their lives and eventually seek refuge in Ridgemont's only cafe. Once again, the men have made a bad choice: Ridgemont is a special type of ghost town inhabited by vampire mutants. Once bitten, visitors become supernatural hybrids like the locals. Willie fancies the waitress, Geena (Kimberly Liebe), without catching on that she's a bloodsucker, albeit a benign one. But Geena, who has telekinetic powers, has attracted the attention of Satan (Matthias Hues) himself and he's willing to slay all the cantina's customers to get to her. Joe finally shows up but does little to impede Satan's progress, especially after he's wounded in a vampire attack. Not knowing who to trust inside and afraid of what awaits them outside, Luke and Willie fight to keep Geena out of Lucifer's clutches. As the Devil runs out of patience, will Luke and Willie wind up card-carrying members of the Legion of the Dead? This campy horror fest is primarily and excuse to string together gory attack sequences. Slasher film junkies may get a few kicks, but vampire movie fans will be disappointed by the sophomoric writing
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- Released: 2002
- Rating: R
- Review: Olaf Ittenbach no Robert Rodriguez, and this FROM DUSK TILL DAWN rip-off isn't a patch on the original when it comes to transforming schlock. Luke (Russell Friedenberg) and Willie (Michael Carr) are kicking back in the California desert, thumbing rides s… (more)