If there was ever a writer that could pen a script for a cult classic, it would be Quentin Tarantino. His movies are gory, funny, full of memorable quotes, and of course, his trademark cameo.

The list of movies Tarantino wrote a script for is endless, but one of them stands at the very top. It’s 1996 “From Dusk Till Dawn,” the vampire shoot-‘em-up which features some of the greatest moments of movie history.

The Basics

“From Dusk Till Dawn” is by many considered as the peak of Tarantino’s writing.

Mix his profound sense of story-telling with faces like George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Selma Hayek and Danny Trejo, and you’re immediately on board the most fun ride in the amusement park.

The story starts off with Clooney and Tarantino desperately looking for a place to lay low after robbing a bank and taking a few hostages, among which is Harvey Keitel, a priest who’s lost his faith, and two of his kids, played by Juliette Lewis and Ernest Lie.

Eventually, they come across “Titty Twister,” a remote biker bar located at the Mexican border. Things go as well as they can until night falls – the guests and employees of the bar start turning into vampires, all hell breaks loose, gunshots, wooden stakes, the works.

Box Office Performance

On a $19 million budget, director Robert Rodriguez managed to create a movie that earned over $540 million on a global level. “From Dusk Till Dawn” instantly gained popularity, and it remains one of the movies people can watch over and over again to this day.


“From Dusk Till Dawn” is a nearly perfect mixture of insane acting skills, visionary editing, and a cult script.

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If you still haven’t watched it, we highly recommend you find it, clear your afternoon schedule, and enjoy one of the most famous movies the world has ever seen.