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From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999)

R  |  Video  |   |  Horror, Thriller, Western  |  18 January 2000 (USA)
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Set 100 years ago in Mexico, this horror/western is the story of the birth of the vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium.



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"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 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 in which all the humans must join forces if they are to survive the night from the vicious blood-suckers. Written by Matthew Patay <>

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, sexuality/nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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18 January 2000 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Shortly after Danny Trejo's resident bartender character changes into a vampire, he's soon replaced by another taller, and obviously skinner actor in vampire makeup, wearing the same clothes, and Danny is never seen again. See more »


During Johnny Madrid's escape from the hangman, the gun Reece throws him fires off a miraculous 12 rounds without reloading. See more »


Catherine Reece: I see you read the papers.
Ambrose Bierce: I'm a journalist by trade.
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References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »


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Wants more than it delivers
14 April 2007 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

However, what it delivers isn't a little.

The prelude, if you will, actually lasts the majority of the movie. The horror doesn't start until very late. Until then it's a violent western tale to be told. And if there was time and money on this project I think it could have delivered a whole lot more.

Still doesn't measure up to the first movie, but was a whole lot better than the second one. Besides, Western/Vampire Horror Movie isn't something you see every day and it earns points just for that.

I definitely recommend this movie, it's not about to change your world, but it's different enough to be entertaining and imaginative enough to be interesting.

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