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La noche del terror ciego
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February 1973 (USA) See more »
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Who are these unholy savages who hunt out their victims by sound alone? See more »
Plot:
In the 13th century there existed a legion of evil knights known as the Templars, who quested for eternal... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Defining moments of horror in a sea of mediocrity See more (86 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Lone Fleming ... Betty Turner
César Burner ... Roger Whelan
María Elena Arpón ... Virginia White (as Helen Harp)
José Thelman ... Pedro Candal (as Joseph Thelman)
Rufino Inglés ... Insp. Oliveira
Verónica Llimera ... Nina
Simón Arriaga ... Morgue keeper
Francisco Sanz ... Prof. Candal (librarian)
Juan Cortés ... Coroner
Andrés Isbert
Antonio Orengo ... Train engineer
José Camoiras
María Silva ... Maria
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Britt Nichols ... Sacrificed maiden (uncredited)
Pedro Sempson ... Train engineer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Amando de Ossorio 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amando de Ossorio 
Jesús Navarro Carrión  additional dialogue

Produced by
José Antonio Pérez Giner .... executive producer
Salvadore Romero .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Antón García Abril 
 
Cinematography by
Pablo Ripoll 
 
Film Editing by
José Antonio Rojo 
 
Production Design by
Jaime Duarte De Brito 
 
Set Decoration by
Juan García 
 
Costume Design by
Humberto Cornejo 
 
Makeup Department
José Luis Campos .... makeup artist
Carmen Teran .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Manuel Amigo .... production manager
Victor Dacosta .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paulino González .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Rafael Ablanque .... assistant designer
Jaime Duarte De Brito .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Luis Castro .... sound effects
José María San Mateo .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
José Gómez Soria .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Félix Mirón .... camera operator: second unit
Luis Muñoz Alcolea .... assistant camera
Julio Wizuete .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Concepción Piño .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
L. Fernández Soria .... music editor
 
Other crew
Ramón Escribano .... production assistant
Ángela Escribano .... production secretary
Dick Randall .... English adaptor
José Sánchez .... production assistant
 

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Also Known As:
"La noche del terror ciego" - Spain (original title)
"Mark of the Devil Part V: Night of the Blind Terror" - USA (video title)
"Mark of the Devil, Part 4: Tombs of the Blind Dead" - USA
"Revenge from Planet Ape" - USA (recut version)
"The Blind Dead" - USA
"The Night of the Blind Terror" - International (English title) (literal title)
"Tombs of the Evil Dead" - USA (reissue title)
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USA:86 min | Spain:101 min | Hungary:91 min (video version)
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Some distributors in the U.S. re-cut and released "La Noche del terror ciego" with the title "Revenge from Planet Ape" in an effort to capitalize on the success of the Planet of the Apes (1968). A prologue was added in this cut version to make a dubious connection between the two films. The prologue explains that 3000 years ago a simian civilization of super intelligent apes struggled with man to gain control of the planet. In the end man conquered ape after a brutal battle which saw him destroy the ape, his culture and society. After this battle man tortured and killed all the ape prisoners by piercing their eyes with a red hot pokers. One of the prisoners, who was also the leader of the apes, vowed they would return from the dead to avenge man's brutality at a point in time before man destroyed Earth himself. This alternate prologue is available for viewing on the Blue-Underground DVD release.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the films intro titles, the camera is looking around the "abandoned" ruins of the Templars monastery. In one shot, a van with a ladder strapped to its roof-rack can be seen going across a bridge in the background, at the top of the picture.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in "Planet X: Episode #2.3" (2006)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Defining moments of horror in a sea of mediocrity, 14 February 2006
Author: fertilecelluloid from Mountains of Madness

Yet another example of the perception of a film being superior to the reality of actually sitting and watching it. There is no argument from me that the Blind Dead (The Templar Knights) are fantastic creations and director/writer Amando de Ossorio is to be revered for their birth. The scenes of the Templars stalking their victims and chasing them on horseback are striking and haunting and now occupy a special place in the pantheon of fantastique cinema. Unfortunately, "Tombs of the Blind Dead" is also a slow, boring, illogical mess. The performances are terrible, the "suspense" scenes are hit-and-miss, and the day-for-night photography, though effective in parts, is not believable. The film's bloody climax is a good one and the final freeze frame has some power, but it's sad to see such a wonderful concept handicapped by mediocre scripting and appalling acting. Still, there are defining moments of horror within the frames of this Spanish potboiler.

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