El Rey’s “FROM DUSK TILL DAWN” Series Now on Netflix
With horror dominating the world of television one channel at a time, it wasn’t much of a surprise that the Robert Rodriguez-headed El Rey Network’s flagship program was none other than FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES. What was surprising was the show’s consistent quality, drawing enough of an audience to guarantee a second season. While many U.S. horror fans lamented the fact that they did not get El Rey in their cable package, they can finally catch up with the series in the same fashion as international audiences: Netflix Instant Streaming.
With all ten episodes now available on the streaming format, horror fans can binge watch FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES at their preference. And with over 50 million subscribers worldwide, the series will have a greater exposure than ever before, joining the ranks of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, DEXTER, THE WALKING DEAD and more. It also allows fans to revisit the show before the debut of the second season, which enters production this October with returning stars D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza Gonzalez and Wilmer Valderrama.
This writer caught most of the first season, and while a few episodes in its early half were middling, the latter section picked up considerably, delivering on the fun of the pilot. It will be interesting to see where the next season goes and whether or not the pedigree of the first season’s directorial roster (which included EVIL DEAD’s Fede Alvarez and BLAIR WITCH’s Eduardo Sanchez) will be on hand as well.
Those with Netflix can certainly judge the series for themselves now, and Rodriguez superfans can crunch the series alongside MACHETE KILLS (also on instant streaming) before the release of his latest film, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR.