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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 »
Plot:
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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Ossorio's  slow burning, effective Spanish horror See more (52 total) »

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

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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Certification:
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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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in La llamaban La Madrina (1973)See more »

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What are the differences between the International Version and the Spanish Version?
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Ossorio's  slow burning, effective Spanish horror, 29 May 2011
Author: amesmonde from novelist of The Final Version

Evil Knights Templar are put to death, eyes burnt out and burned on bonfires only to return 500 years later on the anniversary of their deaths to have their revenge. 

With moments reminiscent of Night of the Living Dead the rest of director Amando De Ossorio's  (follow up, remake or stand alone story of Tombs of the Blind Dead) is a slow burning, effective little Spanish horror.

The characters and story of El ataque de los muertos sin ojos are developed arguably further than it's predecessor and while the pace is faster it's still very slow. Your patience is rewarded with creepy visuals, killer blade welding zombie knights, fitting music, all with the backdrop of an eerie small town. 

Although dated the idea of knights coming back from the dead is still appealing, there's plenty of hammer horror-esque bright blood on display and it has a seventies charm about it, flares, huge collars etc. The cast are more than adequate, notably unrecognisable José Canalejas  as Murdo the hunchback-like village outcast. 

The final act is satisfying enough and as the dawn arrives prior to the credits you'll feel relieved in a good or bad way dependant on your feelings of this atmospheric gem.

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