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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 »

Director:

Amando de Ossorio

Writers:

Amando de Ossorio (screenplay), Amando de Ossorio (story)
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

De Ossorio described the film as having "political aspects", evidenced by the mayor who looks to abandon the town and save himself when the Templars attack. See more »

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throughout the movie the day changes from a night to day multiple times. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK video released in 1994 by Redemption films was of the cut English language version, which was subsequently cut further by the BBFC, which removed a 6s shot of a woman's dress being torn by a Templar, revealing her breast. The version released onto UK DVD by Anchor Bay UK in 2005, as part of a "Blind Dead Box-Set", was of the longer/gorier Spanish language version and was passed fully uncut. See more »

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"The Templars shall rise from the dead."
27 January 2003 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

The Return of the Blind Dead is not so much a sequel as it is a retelling. The original writer/director, Amando de Ossorio, is back on board for this, in my opinion, superior outing. That's right, I said superior. It's got a better storyline and it's not boring once. The pacing is right on the money. Unlike the original, there's no part where the action is lagging and there are a couple of laughs even. Despite this, it's still not a good horror movie. I think they should have combined their efforts and put the two films together; the make-up and general style of the first, and the action and claustrophobia of the second. They could have made one decent horror flick instead of two mediocre ones.


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