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The People Who Own the Dark (1976)

Último deseo (original title)
R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1980 (USA)
A group of rich businessmen and military officers who are partying in an old castle are spared when a nuclear war ravages the earth. When they venture out into the nearest town to search ... See full summary »

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Dr. Messier
Julia Saly ...
Marion (as Julia Sali 'La Pocha')
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Victor
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Vasily
Leona Devine ...
Luna
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Dr. Robertson
Carmen Platero
Estela Delgado
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Russian ambassador (as Berta Barry)
Gumersindo Andrés ...
(as Gumersindo A. López)
Gonzalo Tejada
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A group of rich businessmen and military officers who are partying in an old castle are spared when a nuclear war ravages the earth. When they venture out into the nearest town to search for food and supplies, they find most of the residents blinded, and soon they discover the existence of a sinister group called The People Who Own The Dark. Written by Anonymous

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Now ... there is nothing between you and ... "the people who own the dark"

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The English dubbed version released in the United States as "The People Who Own the Dark" had a replacement score that included music cues from "The Blob" (1958). See more »

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Zombified villagers.
28 April 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Argentinian-born filmmaker León Klimovsky made eight films with Paul Naschy for which he is probably best known. "The Werewolf's Shadow" (1971),pretty good giallo with Erika Blanc "A Dragonfly for Each Corpse" (1974) and the surreal "The People Who Own the Dark"(1979) are just a few of the highlights of these two's collaboration.In "Ultimo Deseo" a group of nuclear explosion survivors are trying to survive attacks of the zombified blind villagers.The survivors board up in the villa and prepare for an attack at night.It all leads to surprisingly downbeat and tragic ending in the vein of Romero's "Night of the Living Dead".The cast shall be pretty familiar to fans of Spanish cult cinema as it includes Paul Naschy,Nadiuska,Alberto DeMendoza,Teresa Gimpera,Tony Kendall and Maria Perschy.8 out of 10.Very enjoyable and pretty dark horror movie!


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