Tattoos in Film: From Dusk Till Dawn

My exposure to the gritty world of pulp and horror movies was belated due to strict parental restrictions. Once I peeled back the layers to the camp style films my heart had been completely captured.

I pride my self in the indulgent taste for Campy Grindhouse style movies.
A genre that has sincerely evolved from poorly made low budget movies now rising into cult classics and given the utmost respect from modern producers and directors.  Nothing satisfies the nostalgia of a quintessential B-movie more than a Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino combo!   This dynamic duo have deeply dedicated their childhood film influence by paying homage into recreating their love affair with Grindhouse movies.

With breaking popularity in the 90's, Rodriguez and Tarantino created such cult hits such as El Mariachi, Desperado, Four Rooms, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction which lead to the epic collaboration of From Dusk Till Dawn.

This action-thriller submerges you into the chaotic world of the psychopathic criminal team known as the Gecko  brothers.  Determined to complete their murderous rampage, nothing will stand in their way until these savage siblings are safely transported across the Mexican border. After escaping the grips of the unrelenting manhunt, the Gecko brothers seek refuge in a local strip club known as the Titty Twister (possibly the best club name ever).  There in the depths of the booze and the babes strikes a full blown blood bath.

Throughout the movie, break through actor George Clooney is adorned in the up-and-coming 90's tribal tattoo trend. The big black shapes creep from his blazer onto his neck for unapologetic public display. During the early to mid 90's tattoos were heavily considered the sign of of criminality and still illegal in many states.  This mark only added to the dysfunctional portrayal  of the character.

One of the most magical moments in film is when you are completely surprised by the unexpected.  Without spoiling the change of events of the later half of the film, this movie becomes one of the finest displays of B-movie culture ever captured.