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Amando de Ossorio (screenplay)
Amando de Ossorio (story)
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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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Templar Knights on the high sea. 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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Additional Details

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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Continuity: The amount of blood on Noemi's face changes between shots as she is being dragged by the zombies back below deck.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Twilight Zone" (1959)See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Templar Knights on the high sea., 24 September 2008
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

My first taste of the Spanish 'Blind Dead' franchise happened to be the third entry of director Amando de Ossorio's saga. 'The Ghost Galleon' is a creaky and spotty ultra low-budget presentation with plenty of limitations that only hold it back. While it had a thick confined atmospheric setting and an original (and crazy) story concept, eventually the simplicity of it all became lacklustre and threadbare kitsch. However its cheap nature is its charm.

Two swimsuit models on a publicity stunt go missing at sea when they radio in that they have encountered an ancient looking ghost-ship. Their employer a sporting goods promoter uses his own yacht and gathers a group (a scientist who believes they could enter another dimension) to search for them, and comes across the same ghost-ship covered with fog. Unknown to them the Templars reside below deck.

The laboured pace only seems to bog it down, where the suspense is drawn-out and the script is flimsily put-together. For most part the execution is patchy and material thin, but there are few moments that come off (one ghastly damaging death scene caught on screen) and spooky visuals that impress (like the claustrophobic gallon covered with blue filtering fog and of course that unforgettably doomed closing). The air has an eerie build-up, as the authentic sound effects work overtime (howling wind, boat rocking, and water splashing) and the music score has a brittle, shady chime to its cues that causes goose-bumps. Camera-work can be murky during the darker passages and the special effects are lame (mainly surrounding the ridiculous use of a model boat), but the hypnotically chilling make-up for the rotting Blind Dead keeps the macabre, potent features in mind. Too bad they spend too little time on screen. Sure they're slow and slouch after their victims, but in their glory they're an effective sight to see. Flooding the screen are leaden actors (and some bikini-clad models too) with little to do but wander and whine. Jack Taylor and Maria Perschy show up for the boating ride.

Credit for trying, but it's merely a so-so affair with the sea-bound undead.

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