Today in Horror History

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) was released today

Released January 19, 1996

Salma Hayek’s character was originally named Blonde Death, but when writer Quintin Tarantino decided to use a Latina star, preferring to cast Hayek after seeing Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado, the name was changed to Satanico Pandemonium after the Mexican nunsploitation horror movie Satánico Pandemonium: la Sexocista, which Wikipedia aptly describes as a “delirious amalgam” of nunsploitation, witch hunting, and Satanic horror movies popular at the time.

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