El ataque de los muertos sin ojos (1973)

Spain, 1973
87m (UK), 91m, 7817 feet
35mm film, colour
mono, Spanish

A Spanish horror film directed by Amando de Ossorio.

Plot Summary

500 years after they were blinded and executed for sacrificing humans, The knights Templar return to life and move in on a small, remote town. Tracking their victims by their screams, The Templars massacre the townspeople, leaving just a small group of survivors to take refuge in a church…

Credits

Crew
Director: Amando de Ossorio [Amando Ossori on English language prints]
© [not given on screen on English language prints]
Ancla Century Films [Michael Arthur Film Productions on English language prints]
Production Manager: Ramón Plana [Raymond Planta on English language prints]
Script/Story: Amando de Ossorio [Amando Ossori on English language prints]
Director of Photography: Miguel F. Mila [Michael Mila on English language prints]
Editor: Jose Antonio Rojo [Joseph Anthony on English language prints]
Music: Anton Garcia Abril [Tony Abril on English language prints]
Sound Editors: Estudios Vallehermosa
Wardrobe: Humberto Cornejo, Galerias Preciados
Make Up: José Luis Campos [Joe Louis Campos on English language prints]
Hair: Marita Sanchez
Special Effects: Amobag S.A.
Designer: Cruz Baleztena
Locations: Ruinas de la Abadia de El Cercon; Casa de Toledo en la Feria del Campo de Madrid; Pueblo de El Vellon
Studio: Ballesteros

Cast
Tony Kendall (Jack)
Fernando Sancho (Duncan)
Esperanza Roy [Esther Roy on English language prints] (Vivian)
Frank Braña [Frank Blake on English language prints] (Dacosta)
Jose Canalejas (Murdo)
Loretta Tovar (Moncha)
Ramon Lillo (Beirao)
Lone Flening [real name: Lone Fleming] [Lone Flemming in English language prints] (Amalia)
Maria Nuria (Amalia’s daughter)
Jose Thelman (Juan)
Juan Cazalilla (governor)
Betsabe Ruiz (governor’s maid)
Marisol Delgado (Doncella)
Luis Bardoo 1Apseudonym for Luis Barboo] (Cabellero)
Paco Sanz (Factor)
Ramon Centenero (farmer #1)
Cristino Almodovar (farmer #2)

Alternative Titles

Attack of the Blind Dead
La cavalcata dei morti senza occhi
– Italian title
La cavalcata dei resuscitati ciechi
– Italian title
Mark of the Devil 5: Return of the Blind Dead
– US title
Return of the Blind Dead
Return of the Evil Dead
La révolte des morts-vivants
– French Canadian title
Die Rückkehr der reitenden Leichen
– West German title

Sequel to
La noche del terror ciego (1971)

Sequels
El buque maldito (1973)
La noche de las gaviotas (1975)

References

Periodicals

  • Broadcast no.1203 (11 April 1983) p.37 – note (Dead liberty?)
  • Cineinforme no.172/173 (April 1973) p.4 – review
  • Cineinforme no.230/231 (September 1975) p.48 – review
  • CinemaTV Today no.10097 (24 August 1974) pp.12-13 – credits, review (by Marjorie Bilbow)
  • Flesh and Blood no.3 (1994) pp.13, 14 – illustrated note
  • Gorezone no.6 (March 1989) pp.19, 64 – note (part of Video Watchdog by Tim Lucas)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.43 no.513 (October 1976) p.211 – credits, synopsis, review (by Richard Combs)
  • Shivers no.30 p.27 – review
  • Sight & Sound vol.4 no.9 (September 1994) p.60 – review (by Peter Dean)
  • Stars & Cinéma vol.3 no.3 (March 1975) p.26 (Belgium) – review
  • Video Business vol.4 np.20 (16 July 1984) p.29 – review

Books

  • Hoffman’s Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p. 28 – credits
  • The Illustrated Vampire Movie Guide by Stephen Jones p.89 – credits