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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 »
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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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The knights look great See more (86 total) »

Cast

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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)
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Directed by
Amando de Ossorio 
 
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(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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Additional Details

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 »
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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 »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The knights look great, 24 November 2003
Author: motown_23 (jewbo23@aol.com) from Norfolk, England

Two girls and a guy go on a trip and halfway there on the train one of the two girls jumps of the train and spends the night in an abandoned village. When she is found dead her two friends set out to find out what happened to her. They find out that she was killed by the knights of templar who were killed many years ago and were hanged. As they were left hanging, crows pecked out their eyes and so now many years later they return from the dead and hunt victims using sound to find them.

The film is oozing in atmosphere and is has some tense moments. Although a little slow paced it doesn't get to boring at all. The few gore effects that there are in the film are done ok but the best thing about it is the look of the knights. They look very much like the ringwraiths in the lord of the rings films. As the knights are riding on their horses they look very impressive. When off the horses they move at an incredibly slow rate and one thing I have to say is their hands look terrible. They are bony and don't seem to move at all. There are a few moments of nudity and that really helps with the slow pace. The directing is pretty tight with some great use of angles and lighting.

After seeing this the first part of four films I'm looking forward to seeing the next film in the series. The strong points of the film are defiantly the atmosphere and the very cool looking knights of the templar. The weaker points are the slow pace and the very abrupt ending on the train. Overall it's a very good film that is often wrongly put in the zombie subgenre as the nights come from the dead but I wouldn't really say they were zombies. Defiantly worth a check.

7/10.

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