Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tombs Of The Blind Dead (1971) aka La Noche Del Terror Ciego aka A Noite Do Terror Cego aka Crypt Of The Blind Dead aka Mark Of The Devil Part 4:...

4 / 5

Tagline: Who are those unholy savages who hunt out their victims by sound alone?
Directed by: Amando De Ossorio
Written by: Jesus Navarro Carrion, Amando De Ossorio
Actors include: Lone Fleming, Cesar Burner, Maria Elena Apron
Genre: Horror
Length: 101 minutes
Banned: Sweden
Country: Spain

Firstly this review pertains to the longer subtitled version rather than the shorter dub version (that I haven't seen). From what I gather the two are quite different although the same film. Anyhow this was actually an interesting creative twist on the same old zombies thanks to Spain. For being rather low budget they make great usage of everything and it's actually surprisingly effective and even a little creepy. Our story starts out with a couple on a train running into an old female friend. The man insists he's not "with" the girl he's sitting with and starts to hit on the friend. Of course the girl he was sitting with jumps from the train and ends up taking refuge for the night in a creepy old building. Only thing is...she's not alone out there. See some ex-communicated knights who are eyeless and practice black magic are roaming around as zombies in order to drink and eat the living of course! It's well shot, the zombies look good (although you rarely see a face or anything) and it's certainly got enough boobs and blood to satisfy most I'd gather. Certainly a different kind of zombie film, but one people should ideally really like, I can't wait to see the rest in this series.

Availability:  On DVD

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