Sunday, November 8, 2009

Return of the Evil Dead (1973) aka El ataque de los muertos sin ojos aka Attack of the Blind Dead aka Mark of the Devil Part V: Night of the Blind Terror aka Return of the Blind Dead

3 / 5 Nov '09
Tagline: Have they heard your heart beating?
Directed by: Amando de Ossorio
Written by: Amando de Ossorio
Actors include: Tony Kendall, Fernando Sancho, Esperanza Roy
Genre: Horror
Length: 91 minutes
Banned: Nope

Although decently filmed, and some shots of the Blinded Knights are quite cool (usually the stationary shots) this didn't have the finesse of La Noche del Terror Ciego [Tombs of the Blind Dead]. It gives us a recap as to why the Blind Dead are blind (they were torched and blinded for committing human sacrifices) in case you didn't see the first movie you could start here. The legend is that as the town is celebrating the anniversary of terminating the Knights, of course they come back for revenge! It's got a few decent killings, a few eerie scenes (usually involving a little girl who's parents were killed) but for the most part it lacks momentum and surprise. It's kinda hard to explain why the first one was so much better, but this is at least still viewable at least! It's just very dark, very predictable and contains some recycled footage from the first one. If you want to go through the series then yes, you need to see this but it looks to me like seeing the first one would have been good enough (too bad there are still several more sequels to get through for me).

Availability:  On DVD

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