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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Return of the Blind Dead (1973)

aka Return of the Evil Dead

More of a re-imagining than a sequel, the undead Templar Knights quickly make an appearance after the onset of the film. Ironically they are resurrected during a festival celebrating their defeat more than 500 years prior. Now with an entire town to drain, the gore is more pronounced as the blood is a-flowing. Holed up in a church, unsavory characters sell each other out to survive, but tension is most prevalent in a melodramatic b-story of reunited love. The dead's blindness is exploited well as they slowly creep, awaiting their victims' fearful utterance for the moment to strike. Like most sequels it takes the successful components of the first film and multiplies.

3 romantic strolls through the graveyard out of 5

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