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Return of the Evil Dead (1973)

El ataque de los muertos sin ojos (original title)
| 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 ...
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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Followed by Horror of the Zombies (1974) See more »

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Definitely Worth a Look-See
24 October 1999 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

I started watching this sequel to Tombs of the Blind Dead, and at first was remarkably unimpressed. But by the final minute of the film, I had watched a stirring, atmospheric film that, by a slight nod, bested its original. Again we have the evil Knights Templar out for an evening of murder and mayhem at a village festival celebrating their deaths. The film drags a bit in the beginning, and the dubbing is rather poor on the Anchor Bay video(despite advertising subtitles instead). But once the leprous, rotting, decaying Knights break from their earthy pits to exact their vengeance on the villagers, the film starts and remains at a high, fast, tense, frightening pace with some wonderful filmed images. The basic premise of the film has a group of survivors holed up in a Church and what becomes of them through the dark night. The acting is fair, and the actor playing the mayor is humorous in a way. If you enjoyed the first film, I am sure you will like this sequel. I look forward with anticipation to watching the third and fourth installments of this gothic, moody series.


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