Tombs of the blind dead is a 1972 spanishportuguese horror film written and directed by. The production is obviously lowbudget particularly when you are forced to see the same foggy shot of a spanish galleon that is an obvious miniature but it is still amusing and occasionally chilling fun for fans of the series. Ossorios templar zombies return in the ghost galleon. Hammeresque horror from the director of the blind dead series. When you want to talk about spanish horror movies, there are two series that are going to jump out of the spooky box at you. Complete blind dead saga, the 4disc limited special. They tell four separate standalone tales about a sect of 14th century templar. Ossorios signature opus would spawn three more templar companion films.
Return of the blind dead 1973, the ghost galleon 1974 and. Enough time has passed since that we realize the collapse of fascist regimes in the. By all accounts, the 1970s were a truly radical time in filmmaking. In ossorios nightmare vision, a legion of knights templar executed horsemen whose eyes had been pecked out by crows rise rotting from their graves, hunting only by sound in a quest for human flesh. All of the blind dead films move at a slower, deliberate pace, but night of the seagulls or the night of the sea gulls, as the title card reads is the only one in the series i found to be outright boring. I dont think ill ever forget the excitement that was in the air for the horror community when blue underground officially released the much sought after blind dead films on dvd in late 2005.
Complete blind dead saga, the 4disc limited special out. This set of the blind dead series is as good as you could expect for these old. The blind dead collection dvd, 2005, 5disc set, limited. Tombs of the blind dead is a prototypical classic spanish horror film.
The blind dead series and the spanish fantaterror henry jenkins. Open your eyes to the blind dead exploitation retrospect. However, when looking for a real horror film, the blind dead are definitely not worth seeing. Spanish horrors have always been a vast compound of hundreds of horror films that came before them that seemingly bridged the gap between the old and subtle and the more inyourface nature of the 70s grindhouse archetypes. With tony kendall, fernando sancho, esperanza roy, frank brana. The film is the first in ossorio s blind dead series. This is less a zombie film than it is some pretentious european art film, with several shots insipidly lifted from much better films by.
Medieval templar zombies on the lose in the portugese countryside. This is less a zombie film than it is some pretentious european art film, with several shots insipidly lifted from much better films by ingmar bergman. A portuguese village begins its centennial celebration to commemorate the victory over the evil knight templar cult. With victor petit, maria kosty, sandra mozarowsky, jose antonio calvo. The templar s we see in franco s film use similar costumes though theyre much.
Sep 06, 2016 ossorios signature opus would spawn three more templar companion films. However, ossorios death did not spark much of a resurgence of interest in his work, as was the case with fulci. I only recently discovered the spanish blind dead series but the original first entry in the series is a great film indeed. This chapter puts the templars on a ghostly spanish galleon which looks like it was built from a shipina.
Night of the seagulls is a very creepy spanish horror exploitation flick, and, after the great original, the second best part of the series. Attack of the blind dead, is a 1973 spanish horror film written and directed by. I wrote about the inaugural tombs of the blind dead back in the day, and the sequel, return of the blind dead duh last year. In america, the demise of the studio system meant that maverick auteurs were given free rein to indulge in their artistic whims, thus creating cinema awash in political and social. The templars we see in francos film use similar costumes though theyre much. Enough time has passed since that we realize the collapse of fascist regimes in the 20th century was not in any way final. It would be a great film to watch while drunk with a group of friends. This is a fantastic and criminally unknown horror film that deserves a lot more recognition. Publicized as indias first zomcom goal of the dead. With tony kendall, fernando sanchez, esperanza roy, lone fleming, frank brana, loretta tovar. The film is the fourth and final in ossorios blind dead series, and the sequel to the ghost galleon 1974. Showtimes for tombs of the blind dead 1972 seattle events. Im pretty sure that these were the only four horror films, fictionally based on the factual and historical templar knights, which were produced and.
In the case of all four films the discs found here are identical to those of the individual releases right down to the packaging and extras. However if you are one of the chosen few who love low budget eurohorror from the 70s this is the gold standard of the genre. Romero and his own dead series, haitian voodoo from wes cravens the serpent and the rainbow, or the umberto lenzi classic. Still tombs of the blind dead kicked off a very unique series that was. Jul 05, 2018 the film was the first in ossorios blind dead series, spawning three official sequels. The blind dead are back in gory, gruesome curse of the blind. However if you are one of the chosen few who love low budget eurohorror from the 70 s this is the gold standard of the genre. The film was the first in ossorios blind dead series, spawning three official sequels. Known as everything from the simple and elegant the blind dead to the needlessly cumbersome mark of the devil, part 4.
Each film begins with a flashback of the knights doing some sort of heinous act, usually torturing young naked women. Showtimes for tombs of the blind dead 1972 seattle. Now, thanks to the good folks at anchor bay, i was able to rent the first of the four films, tombs of the blind dead. Tombs of the blind dead 1972 tombs of the blind dead. Weve seen lots of variations on people risen from the dead, whether its george a. The villagers are the villains for most of the movie rather than the templars, but theyre better described as impolite than evil. The film is the first in ossorios blind dead series, and its success helped kickstart the spanish horror film boom of the early 70s. One of the more unsung series is one that no doubt became more infamous within the last decade due to dvd distribution. Part of the edinburgh zombie clubs spanish horror double bill. However, ossorio s death did not spark much of a resurgence of interest in his work, as was the case with fulci. Its success helped kickstart the spanish horror film boom of the early 1970s. The film is the second in ossorios blind dead series, and the sequel to tombs of the blind dead 1972.
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 demonworshiping templar knights haunt the place. Tombs of the blind dead 1971 jabootus bad movie dimension. However, ossorios death did not spark much of a resurgence of. The blind dead are back in gory, gruesome curse of the.
Publicized as india s first zomcom goal of the dead. While all the films were scattered across different releases during the formats infancy, blue underground brought them all together in 2005 and housed them a killer coffinshaped. Being blind, the templars find their victims through sound, usually the screams of their victims. The first film, tombs of the blind dead, was so successful, he immediately embarked on a career as a eurohorror film. The templar knights also known as the blind dead series were an original contribution from ossorio to the international monster film boom. Return of the blind dead 1973, the ghost galleon 1974 and night of the seagulls 1975.680 956 90 1467 122 1445 1280 100 830 753 261 824 403 558 670 558 1597 130 1306 427 1263 534 415 1127 1017 1181 1446 1161