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Amando de Ossorio (screenplay)
Amando de Ossorio (story)
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Release Date:
1975 (USA) See more »
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Have they heard your heart beating? See more »
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500 years after they were blinded and executed for committing human sacrifices, a band of Templar knights... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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)
Ramón Centenero ... Farmer 1
Cristino Almodóvar ... Farmer 2
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Directed by
Amando de Ossorio 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amando de Ossorio  screenplay
Amando de Ossorio  story

Produced by
Ramón Plana .... producer
 
Original Music by
Antón García Abril 
 
Cinematography by
Miguel Fernández Mila 
 
Film Editing by
José Antonio Rojo 
 
Makeup Department
Antonio Campillo .... assistant makeup artist
José Luis Campos .... makeup artist
Marita Sánchez .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ramón Plana .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paulino González .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Vázquez Hermanos .... property master
Eduardo Hidalgo .... assistant set decorator
 
Special Effects by
Amando de Ossorio .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Barquero .... second operator
Manuel Martínez .... still photographer
Ramón Perdiguero .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Rafael de la Cueva .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Blanca Astiasu .... script secretary
José Ángel Santos .... production assistant
José Sánchez .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El ataque de los muertos sin ojos" - Spain (original title)
"The Return of the Evil Dead" - Australia (imdb display title), USA
"Mark of the Devil 5: Return of the Blind Dead" - USA
"Mark of the Devil Part V: Night of the Blind Terror" - USA (video box title)
"Mark of the Devil V" - USA (video title)
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91 min
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Australia:MA | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1994) | West Germany:18

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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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Crew or equipment visible: 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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A more accessible remake, 20 March 2011
Author: smccar77 from Chicago, United States

"Reutrn of the Blind Dead," is a slightly higher budget remake of Tombs of the Blind Dead. Return maintains the intriguing premise and textural richness of the first, while also achieving a slightly faster pace and more accessible story. In all fairness, Return is a remake in spirit only. The story arch and conflict differs very much from the first film. In the earlier film, the director lavished time and extended shot composition to create a creepy mood. This second installment develops characters more and explores how some of the monsters may still be alive.

This series has gained a cult following for a few reasons. First, the premise of long dead satanic knight zombies mixes history, occultism, and gory monsters. Such a mix is near perfection in the overly exploited zombie genre. Second, the stories are rather simple and straight forward. The director is clearly not attempting to create a nuanced and subtle piece of storytelling. Rather, the films are a notable for the visual and color textures. The zombies are a wonderful combination of desiccated flesh and bones wrapped in earth hardened tunics. In addition, these knights attack in force both on foot and on zombie horseback. The costuming and makeup effects are actually quite unsettling and some of the most original.

While the zombies are very fun, the lack of attention to story and development do hurt the film. The dialogue is simplistic and clearly serves to keep the pacing up. Whenever a movie sacrifices realistic scripting, the production as a whole suffers from wooden performances and characters the audience cares little about. Return, having made the above scripting sacrifice, comes off as very clichéd, poorly acted, and at times outright stupid. An important note is that, even with these negative points, the film still maintains a sense of excitement, horror and fun. Return is a "b" zombie film and all of the staff know it. In a sense, this film deserves to be judged by more lenient "b" criteria. By evaluating this film on less strict criterion, Return is a success. The Editing is well done and maintains a good exciting pace. The acting is wooden, which inevitably leads to unintended humor and laughs. The zombies are the star and clearly have been developed lovingly. The score is a mix of cheesy music and stereotypically creepy sound effects. This film attacks its goal with both a high degree of technical skill and an even higher degree of pride. Will this film ever make a come back and receive awards? No, it will not. Will this film stand the test of time and be referenced for many years to come by horror enthusiasts? Yes, it most definitely will. All in all, this is a fun film that has a unique if campy perspective on zombies.

On a personal note, I have really taken to this series. The premise, visual textures, creepy locations, and unplanned humor combine to make these films a pleasure to watch. These make great movie night fare when with horror buffs. In addition, this series provides a great many examples of the wonderful techniques used in earlier horror. A great many films of today are clearly influenced by the likes of the blind dead.

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