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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972)

The first of Amando de Ossorio's Blind Dead quadrilogy attempts to do something different with the zombie genre. Centered around the Knights Templar and their grisly executions due to devil worship and human sacrifice, this exploitation title sees the sentient undead ride horses and drink the blood of unlucky fools who stumble into the ruins of their monastery. The unsettling atmosphere is most prevalent with a fitting amount of sex, gore and debauchery. The characters are truly no more than likely victims, ripe for the plucking. For a complete viewing experience, one must watch the original Spanish version, as the English version has many cuts removing the best bits.

3 blood smorgasbords out of 5

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