Potentially holding the title for my most watched movie is Robert Rodriguez's classic From Dusk till Dawn. Released in 1996 this film's first half starts off as a brutal fugitive gangster flick, with an unbelievably brilliant first scene, executed masterfully. Also in which we see the late great Michael Parks. Seth (George Clooney) and his sadistic brother Richard (an always engrossing Quentin Tarantino) are on the run to Mexico, kidnapping a family of three in order to cross the border, where they hole up in a bar 'The Titty Twister'. This is where the movie completely changes gear and becomes a full blown vampire flick, and it's just awesome. Rodriguez's ability to focus on iconography means that there are so many memorable characters that all work. Cheech Marin has three parts like the old grindhouse flicks, and we see the whole awesome host of Rodriguez regulars even down to Tito & Tarantula as the bars band is just superb. I was already in love with Salma Hayek but her part in this blew my pre-adolescent mind. I love the fact cgi is vacant and you had masters of make up Tom Savini (also staring as Sex Machine) and Greg Nicotero (also with a cameo) working on the vampires. That being said some parts haven't aged well. Also some of the scenes toward the end do lose their way and fringe on the ridiculous, but where the movie doesn't take itself too seriously it is forgivable. The soundtrack is up there with the best of them and the film is just brilliant. Memorable and utterly entertaining it is a must watch.
Uber-talented renaissance artist David Garza and cult legend Tito Larriva of Tito & Tarantula and From Dusk Till Dawn share instruments and a moment during rehearsals for @simsfoundation 20th Anniversary last year. One of my favorite songs is David's Weigh You Down (feat. @ninadiazmusic).