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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 »

Director:

León Klimovsky

Writers:

Gabriel Moreno Burgos (story) (as Gabriel Burgos), Gabriel Moreno Burgos (screenplay) (as Gabriel Burgos) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nadiuska ... Clara
Alberto de Mendoza ... Prof. Fulton
Teresa Gimpera ... Berta
Emiliano Redondo ... Dr. Messier
Julia Saly Julia Saly ... Marion (as Julia Sali 'La Pocha')
Tomás Picó Tomás Picó ... Victor
Diana Polakov Diana Polakov ... Tania
Antonio Mayans ... Vasily Seriakov
Leona Devine Leona Devine ... Luna
Ricardo Palacios ... Dr. Robertson
Carmen Platero Carmen Platero ... Greta
Estela Delgado Estela Delgado
Barta Barri ... Russian ambassador (as Berta Barry)
Gumersindo Andrés Gumersindo Andrés ... (as Gumersindo A. López)
Gonzalo Tejada 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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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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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 »

Alternate Versions

The version released in the United States as "The People Who Own the Dark," was dubbed into English, had a replacement score, and was cut to 82 minutes. See more »

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Great title for a film
15 April 2014 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Great title for a film, but just not this one. Over ambitious project inevitably leading to it becoming pretentious, silly and unforgivably, dull. It starts promisingly enough with a disparate group of dignitaries all masked at sat about a banqueting table as pretty girls in diaphanous gowns prepare to submit to their every whim in the name of the Marquis de Sade. Some of us will wish the film continued in this vein instead of lurching into post apocalyptic Twilight Zone territory, with blindness, zombieness and the threat of radiation and the end of the world. Paul Naschy is fine but looks a little more awkward than usual. I find he is usually better when working for himself.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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