An escapee named Johnny
Madrid (Marco Leonardi) from the 1900's
who got away from his sacrifice along
with kidnapping the hangman's daughter
Esmeralda (Ara Celi) as they all meet up
with Johnny's gang and rob a stagecoach
which contains American author Ambrose
Bierce (Michael Parks) along with
newlywed couple John (Lennie Loftin) and
Mary Newlie (Rebecca Gayheart).
They are left stranded in the desert as
they take refuge in an isolated inn
whorehouse as Johnny's gang enters there
A priestess there by the name of Quixtla
(Sonia Braga) seems to flirt with John as
well as being very interested in
Esmeralda as she becomes a prime target
Later on everyone discovers that the area
is run by vampires and Esmeralda is
discovered that she is only half human
and the princess of the vampires and her
name was originally Santanico Pandemonium
whom the vampires want as their heir.
Suddenly, Johnny and all the other
survivors become allies and join forces
if they are to survive the night before
becoming victims to these vampires as
well as them changing into one
The film is a little rushed like in the
very beginning with the hangings but he
seems to bring it down at times. A not too bad shot on Ambrose Bierce striking Catherine Reece in the
old western town. There's also good shots on people getting
the rope ready to hang someone.
We have good menacing moments with the Hangman really acting nasty and
whipping Johnny Madrid and then
Great battling moments with Johnny in fast whipping action using his shoes
that have blades sticking out by killing
others attacking him as well as nice
gunfighting actions too.
Good posture on a supporting character Shotgun poitning and shooting his
shotgun on a stagecoach wagon.
A nice vicious manipulation by Johnny forcing Catherine to
hang herself and be humitilated while he is snarling at her.
A great scene of a desert with four people struggling along with a
A nice reaction on Mary Lewlie and John Lewlie after spotting a bat in their room
Many good shots on people like the bartender we all know
from the first flick by licking some blood that is spotted along
A nice shot on a supporting character Lalo biting a horse and drinking
it's blood then turns his head with a
Good shots on people turning into
vampires and going on a killing spree.
There's a nice shot on Ezra Traylor being attacked and bitten.
We spot a hilarious scene with Ezra ballroom dancing with Mary Lewlie in a black and white setting which made
me laugh pretty good.
A great moment with Mary showing
her vampiress side and being vulgar down
near a cellar.
There's a good brief discussion between the Hangman and Catherine holding torches as to
why she killed her family while trying to
find a way of escaping.
We have a very nice moment with Quixtla towards Esmeralda on who her
grandmother is as well as performing a
ceremony as all of this looks very gothic
A nice battle with a group of people battling off some bats.
A great still moment on John Lewlie looking
for someone and then a supporting character Erasmo takes him by surprise by
attacking him which really makes you
Bottom line is that this is a prequel to the
original has a good amount of taste but
it is a little rushed and not enough of a
strong plot in some areas like the
beginning of the movie when the head
criminal Johnny Madrid plans to get hung
but it does get interesting when they go
to the bar and having a lustful vampiress
along with the terrors that starts to
The acting is
failry passable for what is was. Marco
Leonardi (Johnny Madrid) seems to do fine playing a
bad ass criminal in the film as he shows
some descent aggression to his part in
Morrison (The Hangman) brings his part as the
hangman across quite nicely with his
Rebecca Gayheart (Mary Lewlie) is full of
character in her role as the newlywed
wife and really knew how to come across
once being a vampiress with her evil and
Ara Cell (Esmeralda / Santanico
Pandemonium) is very impressive as an
innocent one in the film that runs away
with the escapee.
Lennie Loftin (John Lewlie) shows the best energy
with his role as the newlywed husband
showing fantastic aggression when needed
in certain scene's. He's great by showing his violent
actions at the bar.
Sonia Braga (Quixtla) was the most remembered
in the film as the vampiress with her
lusty behavior and smooth talking. Was good acting
flirtatiously towards her fellow actor with
her soothing voice and actions. Also does well by licking someone's wounds and caressing her as it looks very
Orlando Jones(Ezra Traylor) brings the comedy to
the film as a salesman that offers a few
chuckles here and there.
Danny Trejo (Razor Charlie) shows more aggression
than ever with his role as the typical
vampire bartender with his solid
Many whores expose
their breasts in people's rooms or in the
A stage coach's
head is blown off.
A horse is bloodily bitten.
A guy is stabbed in the mouth.
Many vampires biting and tearing people
Stakes are driven in people's hearts.
A head is sliced off.
A vampiress is stabbed by metal bars and
burns to a crisp.
There's a nice spanish
soundtrack by groups like Los Pregoneros
del Puerto, Los Camperos de Nati
Cano as they make the music sound
suitable to the story with the accoustic
guitar playing for the western moments in
the desert and other areas like that.
Madrid: Do you feel like a horse's
ass, huh? 'Cause that's what you look
like! The horse's ass pendeja!
Newlie: Water, then?
Razor Charlie: Tequila!
Ambrose Bierce: That's my queue.
Two bottles of your very finest. Thank
you. Milk, indeed.
Hangman: You killed your mother and
Catherine Reece: They were
starvin', there was no food, so I sent
'em to a better place.
The Hangman: What about your aunt,
your uncle, and all your cousins?
Catherine Reece: I never liked