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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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These evil dead guys are lots of fun. 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 
 
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(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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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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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 »
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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These evil dead guys are lots of fun., 3 October 2014
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

Note: review and rating apply to the original 92 minute long Spanish version.

More action-oriented and less atmospheric than "Tombs of the Blind Dead", this sequel opens up the scope a bit by having the relentless Knights Templar take on an entire town, as the nearby town of Bouzano is celebrating the long ago vanquishing of these fiends. But soon the eyeless zombies will be rising from their graves to attack the citizens and put a bloody end to the festivities.

The central set piece, around the halfway point, is exhilarating. It features a fair bit of quick cuts and moving camera. Still, despite all of the violence, things never do get that gory, which will disappoint various horror fans in the audience. The plotting, also, is decidedly more conventional, with a bunch of disparate characters forced to hole up inside an old church in classic "Night of the Living Dead" style. And true to the nature of that films' story, the people here are at odds with each other.

Studly Tony Kendall makes for a believable hero, while Fernando Sancho creates an effectively loathsome character with his portrayal of the worthless mayor, a man who thinks nothing of making a little girl serve as a distraction for his attempted getaway. They're joined by the enchanting Esperanza Roy as the mayor's wife Vivian, with whom Kendall's Jack Marlowe has a history, Frank Brana as the mayor's sidekick, Luis Barboo as one of the villainous knights, and two holdovers from the first film, Lone Fleming (playing Amalia) and Jose Thelman (playing Juan). Jose Canalejas is deliciously creepy as the "keeper" Murdo; he's got a great character face.

The ending should have viewers all tensed up, wondering if our last survivors standing will be able to pull off their escape attempt.

This is about on a par with "Tombs of the Blind Dead".

Seven out of 10.

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