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

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 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. Written by matt-282

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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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The subtitle of the film, "The Hangman's Daughter," is taken from the title of a short story co-authored by Ambrose Bierce (who appears as a character in the film) - "The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter," Ambrose Bierce and Adolphe Danziger De Castro, 1911. See more »

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

Quotes

Esmeralda: What kind of work?
Johnny Madrid: The kind of work girls do.
Esmeralda: I don't think I'm that kind of girl.
Johnny Madrid: Sooner or later all girls are that kind of girl.
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There's an extra scene involving Ambrose after the end credits finish. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Satan, Bite the Dust (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

La Bamba
Traditional, Arranged by Jose Guitierrez
Performed by Los Pregoneros del Puerto
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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All in all, quite an impressive piece of work.
15 March 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

After seeing the PATHETIC From Dusk Til Dawn 2, wasn't expecting much , but I was pleasantly surprised. I won't spoil the movie for anyone but this story (which is actually the prequel to the excellent original From Dusk Til Dawn) is well written and well directed. Great production values, very interesting characters, decent plot, ASTONISHING action sequences.

And WHAT A CAST! Michael Parks is amazing as Ambrose Bierce, Temura Morrison is terrifying as the Hangman--and then you've got Marco Leonardi, Sonya Braga, Rebecca Gayheart, and Orlando Jones! All in all, quite an impressive piece of work.


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