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Horror of the Zombies (1974)
"El buque maldito" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  1976 (USA)
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The living corpses of the Satan-worshiping Knights Templar hunt for human victims in a 16th century galleon.

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The model Noemi questions her employer Lillian about her roommate Kathy that is missing after receiving a call from Lillian, and she tells that she will go to the police. Lilian explains that Kathy is in an afloat boat in the Atlantic with another model participating of a publicity stunt, and she brings Noemi to meet Howard Tucker and his henchman Sergio that have idealized the advertising campaign. Kathy uses the radio to report that a ghost galleon without crew has arrived and Tucker sends a helicopter to bring the models back; however the pilot does not find them at the location. Tucker contacts Professor Grüber that studies the Sixteen Century galleon and they use a boat to reach the ghost vessel with Sergio, Lillian and Noemi. Soon Professor Gruber learns that the damned galleon is stranded in another dimension and the crew is composed of excommunicated Templar zombies. Now they try to leave the galleon and return to their own dimension. Will they succeed in their intent? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When the boat catches fire near the climax of the film, the fire is too large and reveals the fact that it is a model that's burning, not a real ship. See more »

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Blind Dead
29 October 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

This is an interesting film, because it's both putrid and quite good at the same time. The cast, acting, and dialogue are simply horrendous. It might be one of the worst casts ever, playing characters that are completely unsympathetic, with some of the worst dialogue ever written. The character decision making and motivations are so phony and wooden, that it makes the first half of the movie almost impossible to sit through.

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This film has some redeeming value. The ghost galleon set is simply amazing... a terrific, atmospheric location for this film. I'm curious about whether this set was built specifically for the film, because it's quite convincing. The Blind Dead are some of the best skeleton/zombie-type characters and effects I've ever seen on film. I also love the music and chanting that accompanies the Blind Dead.

If the film had a little more violence by the Blind Dead, some gratuitous nudity, cleaned up sfx of the boat when shot from a distance (a larger model shot in slo-mo would suffice), a complete overhaul of the dialogue, and a better cast, this film would have been a classic. The premise is that good. It's easy to see that almost no additional money could have made this film a great one. This split decision garners a 5/10.


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