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The Knight Templars return in this fourth installment of the Blind Dead series. On this outing, the Templars haunt a fishing village... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Víctor Petit ... Dr. Henry Stein
María Kosty ... Joan Stein
Sandra Mozarowsky ... Lucy
José Antonio Calvo ... Teddy
Julia Saly ... Tilda Flanagan (as Julie James)
Javier de Rivera ... Doctor
Pilar Vela
Fernando Villena ... Flanagan
María Vidal ... Mrs. Flanagan
Oscar Phens
Susana Estrada ... Girl sacrificed at the beginning
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Ciges

Directed by
Amando de Ossorio 
 
Writing credits
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Amando de Ossorio 

Produced by
José Antonio Pérez Giner .... producer
Modesto Pérez Redondo .... producer
José Ángel Santos .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Antón García Abril 
 
Cinematography by
Francisco Sánchez 
 
Film Editing by
Pedro del Rey 
 
Costume Design by
Rosa García 
 
Makeup Department
Ana Criado .... hair stylist
Cristóbal Criado .... makeup artist
Luis Criado .... assistant makeup artist
Amando de Ossorio .... special makeup effects artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pedro Pardo .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gumersindo Andrés .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Luis Castro .... sound effects
 
Special Effects by
Amando de Ossorio .... special effects
Pablo Pérez .... special effects
Soria-Molina .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfredo Fernández .... camera operator (as Alfredo Fernandez)
Antonio Luengo .... still photographer
Manuel Mateos .... assistant camera
Fernando Moreno .... chief electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosa García .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Blanca Rodríguez .... assistant editor (as Blanca Rodriguez)
 
Other crew
Ramón Escribano .... production assistant
Isabel Ruiz Capillas .... script girl (as Maribel Ruiz Capillas)
Víctor Vázquez .... production assistant (as Victor Vazquez)
 

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Also Known As:
"La noche de las gaviotas" - Spain (original title)
"Night of the Evil Dead" - USA (reissue title)
"Night of the Sea Gulls" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"The Blind Dead 4" - USA
"The Night of the Sea Gulls" - USA (DVD title)
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89 min
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Color (Gevacolor)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Amando's mix bag of Templar bones, 29 May 2011
Author: amesmonde from novelist of The Final Version

A doctor and his wife open his practice in a traditional coastal town, where they are met with distrust and hatred from the locals. The couple soon find out that town harbours an ancient evil - offering resident women for sacrifice to the zombie dead Knights Templar then to be eaten by crabs.

Although only connected by the Knights returning to life Night of the Seagulls (La Noche de las gaviotas) is the fourth and final zombie Templar film from Director /Writer Amando  De Ossorio. 

Although it takes about 20 minutes for the Knights to rise from their graves in the seaside town, Night of the Seagulls is the faster paced of the bunch. This borrows from H. P Lovecraft, clearly Dagon has influenced this instalment.

There's more fog, more eerie music and the dreamlike visuals come thick and fast, odd townsfolk, zombie knights on horseback and screaming seagulls.  There are fewer leads, the couple and the village girl are adequate enough and there are plenty of worn and old faces on display, Amando De Ossorio throws in the obligatory slow 'village idiot' that is hounded by the community.

Debatably I maybe being to critical here but as a standalone film it works better if you haven't seen the other Blind Dead films, but for those familiar with them it's old trodden ground, a remake of a remake, that's it hard to enjoy fully without fresh eyes.

The dubbing and seventies jumpers aside this last Blind Dead retains it's creepy atmospheric factor and trades the better sets for some character development.  Technically it's put together well but the closing act with a siege on the a house has been done and despite some good makeup effects is somewhat anti-climatic. That said, it redeems itself with the church showdown and conclusion.

All in all a mix bag of enjoyable bones.

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