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El buque maldito
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Amando de Ossorio (screenplay)
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1976 (USA) See more »
The living corpses of the Satan-worshiping Knights Templar hunt for human victims in a 16th century galleon. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Quite effective and eerie third Blind Dead film does the best it can with it's obvious limitations See more (67 total) »


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Maria Perschy ... Lillian
Jack Taylor ... Howard Tucker
Bárbara Rey ... Noemi
Carlos Lemos ... Professor Grüber
Manuel de Blas ... Sergio
Blanca Estrada ... Kathy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margarita Merino ... Lorena Kay (uncredited)

Directed by
Amando de Ossorio 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amando de Ossorio  screenplay
Amando de Ossorio  story

Produced by
José Luis Bermúdez de Castro Acaso .... producer (as J.L. Bermudez de Castro)
Original Music by
Antón García Abril 
Cinematography by
Raúl Artigot 
Film Editing by
Petra de Nieva 
Production Design by
Eduardo Torre de la Fuente  (as Torre de la Fuente)
Set Decoration by
Eduardo Torre de la Fuente  (as E. Torre de la Fuente)
Costume Design by
Lola Marquerie  (as Dolores Marquerie)
Makeup Department
Cristóbal Criado .... makeup artist
Luis Criado .... assistant makeup artist
Amando de Ossorio .... special makeup effects artist
Carlos Paradela .... makeup artist
María Carmen Sánchez .... assistant makeup artist (as Maria Carmen Sanchez)
Consuelo Zahonero .... hair stylist
Production Management
Manuel Muñoz .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Juan Antonio Arévalo .... assistant director (as Juan Antonio Arevalo)
Art Department
Augusto Lega .... set designer (as Lega-Michelena)
Félix Michelena .... set designer (as Lega-Michelena)
Horacio Rodríguez .... assistant set designer (as Horatio Rodriguez)
Special Effects by
José Luis Campos .... special effects
Pablo Pérez .... special effects (as Pablo Perez)
Visual Effects by
J. Santines .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Fernando Espiga .... second camera operator
Felipe López .... still photographer
Miguel Ángel Muñoz .... assistant camera (as Miguel A. Muñoz)
Editorial Department
María Elisa Valero .... assistant editor (as Maria Elisa Valero)
R. Wood .... synchronization
Other crew
Óscar Guarido García .... production auxiliary
Marisol Martínez .... secretary to director (as Marisol G. Martinez)
Pedro Sopeña .... production assistant (as Pedro Sopena)

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Also Known As:
"El buque maldito" - Spain (original title)
"The Ghost Galleon" - International (English title) (imdb display title), USA (DVD title)
"Horror of the Evil Dead" - USA (reissue title)
"Ship of Zombies" - USA
"The Blind Dead 3" - USA
"Zombie Flesh Eater" - USA (DVD title)
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USA:89 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:(Banned) (2000) | Italy:VM18 (DVD) (new rating) | Italy:T (DVD) (original rating) | UK:15 | USA:R | West Germany:(Banned) (1987)

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Revealing mistakes: 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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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Quite effective and eerie third Blind Dead film does the best it can with it's obvious limitations, 23 November 2005
Author: DrLenera

Although one wouldn't know by the title,this is the third entry in the Spanish Amanda De Ossorio directed Blind Dead series,and as usual doesn't really have anything to do with the others except the Blind Dead themselves,those scary skeletal Templar knight zombies. This film is often considered the worst of the series,and it's certainly the tamest in terms of gore,but it's actually a very underrated film.

Skillfully exploiting it's main setting-a ghostly ship,Ossorio really manages to turn somewhat unpromising material into something quite effective. Yes,the plot hardly exists-some people are stranded on a ship inhabited by the Blind Dead,and that's really it,but the build up is ominous,the interior of the ship is made into quite a frightening place even without the Dead,and the Dead themselves,even shorn of their horses,are extremely creepy. Ossorio doesn't really get round the problem of the Dead being extremely slow moving yet able to catch their victims,but the climax of the film features the most effective shots of the Dead in the series,rising out of the water,looking truly spooky.

Hardly a classic,and there's no getting away from the unconvincing models of the ship,but this film really works very well within it's limitations.

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