Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cult Movie Reviews examines Amando de Ossorio’s NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS

The great strength of the Blind Dead films is the idea of the zombie Templars. It’s an inherently creepy idea and de Ossorio knows how to make it effectively terrifying. The knights are scary not just because they’re blind and remorseless but also because they’re silent. Some of the tricks the director uses were ones he devised in the earlier films in the series, such as shooting the knights in slow motion. This technique can often be crude and irritating but it works superbly in these movies, emphasizing the fact that the blind knights are slow but inexorable and unstoppable...

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