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From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

Yet another bloodbath featuring guns, vampires, and naked women.

Reviewed by Mike Emery, Fri., June 8, 2001

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

D: P.J. Pesce (2000); with Michael Parks, Marco Leonardi, Sonia Braga, Temuera Morrison, Orlando Jones.

Yet another bloodbath featuring guns, vampires, and naked women. The main character in this western horror effort is noted author Ambrose Bierce (played here by Parks). He's trying to meet with Pancho Villa, but his stagecoach is ambushed by bandits led by escaped outlaw Johnny Madrid (Leonardi). Hot on Madrid's trail is the feared Hangman (played by Morrison), whose daughter was taken hostage by the bandit. Of course, they all end up at a sleazy whorehouse, which is actually a vampire's lair. Before everyone can get cozy, they are attacked by fanged hordes led by semi-nude Madame Quixtla (Sonia Braga). The final product isn't terribly bad, but borrows too much from the first film in the series. Despite some decent action sequences, many of the characters are terribly boring except for the restrained Bierce, who guzzles bourbon and spouts literary quotes at every turn. Look for 7-Up pitchman Orlando Jones as a Fuller Brush man turned bloodsucker. Aside from that, this is designed for gore hounds, so Anne Rice or Bram Stoker fans will surely be offended. Anyone looking for a glimpse of Braga's breasts or tons of gunfire might feel otherwise.

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