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16 December 1974 (Spain) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Simón Andreu ... Prof. Rod Carter (as Simon Andreu)
Kali Hansa ... Tunika
María Kosty ... Liz Meredith (as Maria Kosti)
Loreta Tovar ... Carol Harris (as Lorena Tower)
José Thelman ... Tomunga (as Joseph Thelman)
Bárbara Rey ... Agnes - Female Vampire (as Barbara King)
Jack Taylor ... Prof Jonathan Grant

Directed by
Amando de Ossorio 
 
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Amando de Ossorio 

Produced by
Luis Laso .... executive producer
Ricardo Muñoz Suay .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Fernando García Morcillo 
 
Cinematography by
Francisco Sánchez 
 
Film Editing by
Antonio Ramírez de Loaysa 
 
Art Direction by
Cruz María Baleztena 
 
Set Decoration by
Cruz María Baleztena 
 
Special Effects by
Jesús Iglesias .... special effects
 

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Also Known As:
"The Night of the Sorcerers" - Belgium (English title) (video box title)
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94 min | USA:80 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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While not a success during its original run, the film became a blockbuster when reissued nearly 30 years later.See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A Weaker Link in Amando De Ossorio's Repertoire, 20 November 2009
Author: Bensch from Salzburg, Austria

No Horror fan can doubt that Spanish director Amando De Ossorio deserves great praise for his absolutely awesome "Blind Dead" series, which he began in 1970 with "La Noche Del Terror Ciego" ("Tombs of the Blind Dead"). These four films enjoy an enormous (and well-deserved) cult status and the eponymous undead Blind Templars range among the creepiest creatures ever to appear on screen. "La Noche De Los Brujos" aka. "Night of the Sorcerers" (1973) is sadly a weaker film in Ossorio's repertoire, as this little trash offering makes no sense at all and furthermore tends to get quite boring.

In 1910, a tribe of savages in an African country behead a hot woman, who then turns out to be a female vampire... Decades later, two scientists (Simón Andreu and Jack Taylor) and three hot babes travel the country in order to take photos of endangered animals and happen to come to the exact same spot...

In spite of a better cast (frequent Giallo leading man Simón Andreu, Exploitation regular Jack Taylor and sexy Spanish cult-siren Bárbara Rey, who also was in "Ghost Ships of the Bind Dead") "La Noche De Los Brujos" reaches neither the creepy atmosphere nor the suspense or entertainment level of any of the 'Blind Dead' films. This is not to say that "La Noche De Los Brujos" is completely without qualities, however. It is, to a certain extent, fun to watch. The female cast members are entirely hot (especially Bárbara Rey and the maroon-haired Kali Hansa), and all take their clothes off at some point. Also, in typical Ossorio manner, the gore-effects are very well-made. That's about it though, as the film is sometimes unintentionally funny and the storyline is flawed and full of holes. A Horror film doesn't necessarily have to be 'realistic', but it should have a certain inner logic, and the story-parts should connect, which isn't really the case here. "La Noche De Los Brujos" isn't a complete disaster, but its definitely not very good, and there are far better films by Amando De Ossorio to check out. 4.5/10

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