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The Return of the Evil Dead (1973)

El ataque de los muertos sin ojos (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 1975 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Tony Kendall ...
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Mayor Duncan
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Vivian
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Howard
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Murdo
Loreta Tovar ...
Monica
Ramón Lillo ...
Bert
Lone Fleming ...
Amalia
Maria Nuria ...
Nancy - Amalia's daughter
José Thelman ...
Juan - Monica's boyfriend
Juan Cazalilla ...
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Betsabé Ruiz ...
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Marisol Delgado ...
Doncella
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Executed Templar
Francisco Sanz ...
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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 <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The English-dubbed version of this movie, Return of the Evil Dead, popularized the use of the generic term "evil dead" to refer to malevolent undead. See more »

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throughout the movie the day changes from a night to day multiple times. See more »

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Templars terrorize timid townsfolk... Great entertainment!
14 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Return of the Evil Dead is, in my opinion, a superior film to the acclaimed original Blind Dead movie. This time around, the body count rises tenfold and the galloping, sword-swinging Templars are multiplied by nearly as much. Watching armies of ghouls race across the countryside, waving their blades and wriggling their tiny skeletal arms, can be truly chill-inducing.

This time around, a local celebration is invaded by the Templars, who take their vengeance on the townspeople - eventually chasing the mayor, a fireworks technician, his estranged lover, and a few horrified others to a nearby church. Barricaded inside, the survivors take it upon themselves not to stop the Templars, but simply to escape with their lives.

The performances are uniformly decent, although numerous day-for-night shots are so jarring, they take away a large portion of the needed tension. The effects are all done well, with a bit more grue this time around... but still a relatively gore-less affair. There's some nudity, a bevy of hilarious characters, and a thrilling (albeit unsuccessful) escape through an underground passageway.

Any way you look at it, this film is a step up from the thrilling original. If you're in the mood for some silly, creepy fun - look no further than this little gem. Return of the Evil Dead is an absolute blast.


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