500 years after they were blinded and executed for committing human sacrifices, a band of Templar knights returns from the grave to terrorize a rural Portuguese village during it's ...
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Amando de Ossorio
In the 13th century there existed a legion of evil knights known as the Templars, who quested for eternal life by drinking human blood and committing sacrifices. Executed for their unholy ... See full summary »
Amando de Ossorio
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500 years after they were blinded and executed for committing human sacrifices, a band of Templar knights returns from the grave to terrorize a rural Portuguese village during it's centennial celebration. Being blind, the Templars find their victims through sound, usually the screams of their victims. Taking refuge in a deserted cathedral, a small group of people must find a way to escape from the creatures. Written by
Jeremy Lunt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A lot of European Horror films stand on their own and never get a sequel. In the US there has been an abundance of them, in some cases far too many. When a film is a big success a sequel seems like the next logical step. Amando de Ossorio's 'Tombs of the Blind Dead' was a hit in his native Spain and introduced new monsters to terrify audiences. If the Templar Knights could rise from the grave once what could stop them from doing it again? This time there would be a new setting, characters, and even a different back story, but again Ossorio would be at the helm. The result is not as good, but not all together bad either.
Pros: Acting is fine. Good score that's chilling at times. Beautifully photographed. Ossorio again gets some nice shots and creates a spooky ambiance. Moves at a good pace most of the times. A few effective shocks. The Templars are given more to do and are still scary. Ups the stakes a bit.
Cons: Even less plot this time. Pace lags at times, mostly in the second half. Most characters are one dimensional. Anticlimactic ending.
Final thoughts: Some seem to prefer this to the original, but I can't say I agree. It has more flaws than 'Tombs,' but overall is a worthy follow up. The villains of the title are still the kind of thing nightmares are made of. And it's without a doubt better than the next outing.
My rating: 3/5
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