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 ...
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In the 13th century there existed a legion of evil knights known as the Templars, who quested for eternal life by drinking human blood and committing sacrifices. Executed for their unholy ... See full summary »
Amando de Ossorio
María Elena Arpón
In this final installment of the Blind Dead series, a doctor and his wife move to a small inhospitable coastal village where he plans to start a practice only to discover that undead demon-worshiping Templar Knights haunt the place.
Amando de Ossorio
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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
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Author and critic Jamie Russell described the thematic link between sex and death in the films as "a pessimistic vision in which youth and beauty are always destroyed". Russell asserted that "sex becomes nothing more than prelude...that brings us ever closer to the final end", and that "flesh is simply a reminder of our own mortality". See more »
throughout the movie the day changes from a night to day multiple times. See more »
In addition to the above cuts, the Anchor Bay version also alters the opening of the film. In the original Spanish version, the flashback scene (depicting the Templars sacrificing a woman and then being burned at the stake) was not shown until about 12 minutes into the movie. The Anchor Bay version uses this scene as a pre-credits sequence. See more »
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.
Most of the cast
The big "Battle" has to be one of the dullest fight scenes ever
Couple of the effects are really screwy
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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