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Return of the Evil Dead (1973)
"El ataque de los muertos sin ojos" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  1975 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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A follow-up to Fede Alvarez's remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 film "The Evil Dead."

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Kendall ...
Jack Marlowe
Fernando Sancho ...
Mayor Duncan
Esperanza Roy ...
Vivian
Frank Braña ...
Howard
José Canalejas ...
Murdo
Loreta Tovar ...
Monica
Ramón Lillo ...
Bert
Lone Fleming ...
Amalia
Maria Nuria ...
Nancy - Amalia's daughter
José Thelman ...
Juan - Monica's boyfriend
Juan Cazalilla ...
Governor
Betsabé Ruiz ...
Governor's maid
Marisol Delgado ...
Doncella
Luis Barboo ...
Executed Templar
Francisco Sanz ...
Station Manager (as Paco 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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Mark of the Devil 5: Return of the Blind Dead  »

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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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As Murdo's decapitated body falls back through the hole, a tube of fake blood is visible at his shoulder. See more »

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Edited into Amando de Ossorio: el último templario (2001) See more »

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These guys really know how to crash a party
13 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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