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Return of the Evil Dead (1973)

El ataque de los muertos sin ojos (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 1975 (USA)
500 years after they were blinded and executed for committing human sacrifices, a band of Templar knights returns from the grave to terrorize a rural Portuguese village during it's ... See full summary »

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Amando de Ossorio

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Amando de Ossorio (screenplay), Amando de Ossorio (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Kendall ... Jack Marlowe
Fernando Sancho ... Mayor Duncan
Esperanza Roy ... Vivian
Frank Braña ... Howard
José Canalejas ... Murdo
Loreta Tovar Loreta Tovar ... Monica
Ramón Lillo Ramón Lillo ... Bert
Lone Fleming ... Amalia
Maria Nuria Maria Nuria ... Nancy - Amalia's daughter
José Thelman José Thelman ... Juan - Monica's boyfriend
Juan Cazalilla Juan Cazalilla ... Governor
Betsabé Ruiz Betsabé Ruiz ... Governor's maid
Marisol Delgado Marisol Delgado ... Doncella
Luis Barboo ... Executed Templar
Francisco Sanz Francisco Sanz ... Station Manager (as Paco Sanz)
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500 years after they were blinded and executed for committing human sacrifices, a band of Templar knights returns from the grave to terrorize a rural Portuguese village during it's centennial celebration. Being blind, the Templars find their victims through sound, usually the screams of their victims. Taking refuge in a deserted cathedral, a small group of people must find a way to escape from the creatures. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mark of the Devil 5: Return of the Blind Dead See more »

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Ancla Century Films See more »
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1.66 : 1
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El ataque de los muertos sin ojos: Sub par sequel
6 March 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed Tombs Of The Blind Dead (1972) it blew me away and left me really excited for the other three movies in the franchise.

Sadly I knew it was too good to be true as this second film is very underwhelming by comparison.

The first thing that struck me is the timeline. Is this a sequel? prequel? remake? Every potential answer to that has an valid argument against it so I was already more than a little frustrated.

The film does however have most of the strengths of the first film, the concept is great and the cast do a good job. Sadly the plot is hit and miss this time and honestly a great deal of mistakes were made in its creation.

Return Of The Evil Dead isn't bad by any stretch of the imagination it's just a let down after the outstanding Tombs Of The Blind Dead.

This time we see the blind dead raise from their graves to assault the near by village who are in the middle of annual festivities and ripe for the slaying.

Watchable second film but not the best start to carrying on a franchise.

The Good:

Most of the cast

The Bad:

Confusing timeline

The big "Battle" has to be one of the dullest fight scenes ever

Couple of the effects are really screwy

Weak ending

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Blind Dead zombies can walk around in a near skeletal form but die from being impaled

Asking a little girl to be blindfolded, telling her its a game, asking if she wants to play with you and telling her she's not allowed to make any noise has to be one of the most unintentionally uncomfortable scenes in movie history


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