Airing Tuesday nights on El Rey is From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. Based on the 1996 cult hit of the same name, and re-imagined for TV by co-creator Robert Rodriguez, the show follows fraternal fellons Seth Gecko (D.J. Contra) and Richie Gecko (Seth Holtz) on a crime spree that leads them straight into a vampire infested strip club. The series has been inching towards the climactic standoff at the Titty Twister all season, and with tonight’s episode, “La Conquista”, everything officially goes off the rails. Fittingly enough the episode is helmed by none other than Fede Alvarez, director of the 2013 Evil Dead remake, where he proved a knack for depicting completely unhinged encounters with the supernatural.
In anticipation tonight’s episode I hopped on the phone for an exclusive interview with Alvarez. He talked about how he ended up directing an episode of From Dusk Till Dawn, why the eighth episode was a perfect match for him, working with Robert Rodriguez, shooting on the set of the Titty Twister, the differences between directing for TV and film, and whether or not he would want to direct TV again. He also touched on a few of his upcoming projects, including the status of his first sci-fi feature Machina, moving forward with Dante’s Inferno, and what exactly is going on with Evil Dead 2. Check out what he had to say after the jump.