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This story is based on some writings by famous poet Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, as ¨Mount of Animas¨, ¨Miserere¨ and ¨Devil's cross¨. This is a Spanish film but the director is John Gilling, a master of Hammer production. Gilling was on holidays in Spain and Paul Naschy or Jacinto Molina asked him to make the movie. The film is starred by all the best Spanish cinema actors: Carmen Sevilla,Adolfo Marsillach, Eduardo Fajardo and Fernando Sancho, both of whom made many spaghetti Western .
The plot is a mess of ghosts and skull crusaders, a rip-off of the zombies of Amando De Ossorio who, by that time realized many creepy films about the blind Templar Zombies, today deemed semi-classics. However, the movie is dreary and dull. Gilling's direction is boring , it's too far from Hammer film but for a Spanish film is OK. Many years later would come Alejandro Amenabar and his successful horror pictures.
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