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Sequel to From Dusk Till Dawn, released in 1999 and starring Robert Patrick, Duane Whitaker, Bo Hopkins, Muse Watson, Raymond Cruz, and Danny Trejo.

The film deals with a group of robbers planning a heist. One of them stumbles across the Titty Twister from the first film (it's implied this movie takes place sometime before it) and ends up getting bitten, spreading the vampirism to most of his fellow robbers, save for one who's forced to team up with the local sheriff to take them down.


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This film provides examples of:

  • Beard of Evil: Luther sports one.
  • Convenient Eclipse: Inverted. Buck escapes the vampires into the sunlight... Then an eclipse happens. Note that the moon must have wanted the vampires to win; it literally comes racing across the sky then screeches to a halt when it reaches the proper position.
  • Cool Shades: Buck. Becomes a Chekhov's Gun when he uses them to reflect sunlight towards one of the vampires.
  • Dead Star Walking: Bruce Campbell received top billing, but not only does he die very quickly, his "death" is part of an in-film movie that a character is watching.
  • Death by Sex: Jesus and Lupe are vampirized by Luther after having sex.
  • Groin Attack: When Sheriff Lawson gets into Buck's flat without a warrant and Buck demands to see his warrant, Lawson grabs Buck's groin and says that's his warrant.
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  • I'm Melting!: Several of the vampire deaths, as the staked vampires' partially-fleshed skeletons remain intact while a nasty black fluid flows out of them, forming a puddle on the ground.
  • Improvised Cross: A vampire displays an aversion to the perpendicular lines of a vault door's hand wheel and later on a vampire attack is halted by closing the backdoors of an ambulance, which have the standard hospital red cross on them.
  • Kill 'Em All: By the end of the movie, Buck and Otis are the last survivors of the massacre.
  • Knife Nut: Jesus.
  • Mercy Lead: In the end, Sheriff Otis gives Buck, a criminal, a headstart before he presumably calls for the backup.
  • Numbered Sequels
  • Oh, Crap!: Buck when he realizes the rest of the robbers have become vampires and he’s currently trapped inside the bank with them.
  • Only Sane Man: Buck gradually becomes this over the course of the robbery, mainly because the others secretly turned into Ax-Crazy vampires.
  • Porn Without Plot: Discussed by the robbers when they are staying at a motel, and pass time by watching porn on the cable. Buck only cares about the sex, while CW is an advocate at attempting to tell a story. This point-counterpoint provides the page quotes for both tropes.
  • Proscenium Reveal: The film opens with two people being attacked by a swarm of bats, which turns out to be a film watched by the main character CW.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Buck tries to escape from the robbery with Ray Bob, but are stopped when the police corner them and force them back into the bank.
  • Sole Survivor: Buck is the only robber to survive the movie.
  • Total Eclipse of the Plot: A solar eclipse that was briefly mentioned in the beginning of the film makes a bad situation even worse when it occurs during a vampire rampage.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: CW's profanity filled response when the moon races to cause a total eclipse of the sun, making containment of vampires in a bank during the day impossible.


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