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Great Spanish horror classic,
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This review is from: Tombs of the Blind Dead [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Any serious horror fan will be fully familiar with the Blind Dead series and I'm sure most would agree that this first part is the best. I've always been a massive fan of "Tombs of the Blind Dead" and just love the atmosphere and mood of the film. The sequences where the Templar's rise from their tombs are excellent and the whole build up to it around the monastery exudes atmosphere of the highest order. The Blind Dead Templar's themselves have a great creepy look with their rotten faces and black cloaks and who can forget the stylish slow motion scenes on horse back. The soundtrack is excellent and so effective in adding to the suspense. The film in general is just a hell of a lot of fun throughout. You also get some blood and gore but it generally takes a backseat to the atmosphere and style of the film.
A definite must have in any horror collection. Of the sequels part 2; "Return of the Evil Dead" is the best and a lot of fun with plenty of action and gore. Parts 2 and 3; "The Ghost Galleon" and "Night of the "Seagulls" are still a good watch and underrated.
I've had this US Blue Underground version for years. It has choice of the shorter English dubbed version or the longer full version in Spanish with English subtitles. Of course the one to watch is the longer version.