In last week’s episode of From Dusk Till Dawn, Richie (Zane Holtz) is in the same asylum Kate (Madison Davenport) was taken too when she turned into Amaru. One by one, Amaru was slowly turning the gang against one another but Seth (D.J. Cotrona) would be the one to step up and break the hold.
La Llorna Aired 10/11/2016 *****stars
Written by Diego Gutierrez
Directed by Diego Gutierrez
*spoilers contained within*
The gang of From Dusk Till Dawn has tried all it could so far to stop Amaru and the demons she brings with her and nothing has worked so far. Seth, Sex Machine (Jake Busey) and Scott (Brandon Soo Hoo) go undercover as Xibalban druids to get close to Amaru to capture her. The plan seems to finally work when Kate spits up blood and they think they have finally defeated Amaru. Unfortunately, a bigger problem arises when Itzpa is summoned and preys on the men of Earth.
I’ve been a big fan of Madison Davenport and her portrayal of Amaru since the start of the season but she blew me away this episode. The exorcism scene was excruciating, yet powerful. I can’t imagine how much she had to scream before the scene was finished and approved. The verbal sparring with Seth was timed perfectly and there was great chemistry and precision between both of them. She can switch between Kate and Amaru flawlessly and without a hitch which speaks to her talent as an actress. This episode was not as creepy as the asylum episode but it was very good nonetheless.
From Dusk Till Dawn gets better and better each week. It’s action-packed, creepy and bloody but in equal parts. The cast matches up perfectly with the characters they play. Tom Savini and Jake Busey, or as I refer to them Team Sex Machine, are the perfect comic relief but still get down and dirty when it comes to fighting culebras. Ranger Gonzalez is becoming quite the ladies man and I love how his character has evolved over the course of the series. Season three is already a hit season and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that more seasons will follow.
From Dusk Till Dawn airs Tuesday nights at 9pm on El Rey Network. Check your local listings.
(Joe Grodensky – @JoeGrodensky)