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Horror of the Zombies (1974)

El buque maldito (original title)
R | | Horror | 1976 (USA)
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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The Boring Dead Return
6 August 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought I was too harsh on the first Blind Dead film, finding that it took too long to get to bits where actual things were happening on screen. Now I've watched the third film in the Blind Dead series, I'm beginning to think that somehow that's part of the plot - to have nothing remotely interesting happen for the first half of the film.

This one stars some models out on a motor boat for some publicity stunt (which didn't make sense to me) going missing once a ghostly ship comes out of nowhere. It's up to their mates, some shady guy, and a couple of others to look for them. And this film involves a lot of people wandering around looking for each other, something I hate in a film.

Not much gore here, by the way. Just lots of people wandering around a ship arguing and looking for each other. As usual the Blind Dead turn up just about the time you're about to switch off the film, and they look creepy as usual, but if only they actually did something constructive.

I watched the washed out Mill Creek version here, by the way, so maybe a cleaned up version adds a bit of atmosphere. It just looks to me that the director had no money but made a film anyway - check out the 'sparkler used as a flare' bit. I've still got Night of the Seagulls to watch so hopefully that's better.


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