Review: Return of the Evil Dead (1973)

This is definitely the origins of Peter Jackson’s visualization of the “Ringwraiths” in the “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy.

“RETURN OF THE EVIL DEAD”(El ataque de los muertos sin ojos)
1973
Horror
Spain

Director: Amando De Ossorio
Stars: Tony Kendall, Fernando Sancho, Esperanza Roy
Distributor: Blue Underground
Runtime: 91 mins
DVD REGION 1


“You think you’ve deafeated us, but we’re immortal. We shall rise from the grave to take revenge!”

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the execution of a bunch of evil templars. A festival is held in the Portugese village of their origins. When the village-idiot/hunchback sacrifice a virgin, the silent and blind templars are back on a crusade to extinguish the whole village.

This is the sequel to “Tombs of the Blind Dead”. Keeping the magic of the evil ghosts of the knights templar alive. I like the idea and the execution of these monsters, but it’s a slow burner that’s not developing to much from the first flick. It’s OH so cheesy! Some violent and gory moments, sleaze and some good scenes (especially one with the dead templars just waiting outside the towns church).