Netflix Horrors is a regular column in which Shock Till You Drop alerts you to the latest genre titles to hit the VOD service. Our last update was just three days ago, but two new additions have been made since then, including the first season of a television show I’m sure some of you were curious about.
The first season of the El Rey Network’s original series, From Dusk Till Dawn, is now ready to view in its entirety. Should you check it out? I say give the first two or three episodes a spin and see if you dig it. It went against my expectations and proved to be an entertaining show that somewhat falls apart at the tail-end of its season, but I’m still looking forward to season two which is now in production.
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) after a bank heist leaves several people dead. While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former pastor Jacob Fuller (Patrick) and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone and expands the storyline of the film, adds new characters and backstories, and explores the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.
Also available today, Serial Killer Culture, a documentary that “examines the reasons why artists and collectors are fascinated by serial killers. Through music, painting, filmmaking, writing, and collecting, thirteen individuals are interviewed about creating art and searching for murderous artifacts.”