When model Kathy (Blanca Estrada) has gone missing, her best
(model-)friend Noemi (Bárbara Rey) goes to her boss Lilian (Maria
Perschy) to find out what has happened to her. At first, Lilian is
evasive, but evetnually she admits that she and businessman Tucker (Jack
Taylor) had Kathy and starlet Lorena (Margarita Merino) marooned on a
small boat in the middle of the ocean as a publicity stunt ... but now
that Noemi knows about it, she has to be held prisoner by Tucker and his
Of course, the publicity stunt goes wrong eventually, when the two
girls get into a fog where there isn't to be one and later cross paths
with a cenutries-old galleon ... and decide to enter the ship - bad idea,
because the ship is manned by the Blind Dead - blind and walking but
essentially dead Templars (or rather their skeletons) who were evil
satanists when they were still alive -, and the Blind Dead have a
predilection for killing visitors to their ship ... so soon enough, Kathy
and Lorena are no more.
Back at home, Tucker and Lilian decide to man an expedition to find the
girls, consisting of themselves, Noemi, the scientist of the group
Professor Gruber (Carlos Lemos) and greedy skipper Sergio (Manuel De
In no time at all, this quintet encounters the same fog the girls did -
which according to the professor is actually something from another
dimension - and soon enough they also come across the galleon and board it
as well. Noemi is beheaded by the Blind Dead the first night they stay on
the ship, but the others are luckier, not only are they not beheaded, they
even find the Templars legendary treasure in a hidden chamber. And they
manage to fight off the Templars all night. The next day, when the
Templars are back in their coffins, they throw the coffins overboard and
think this puts an end to that matter. Then they realize that the shore is
right around the corner and decide to swim there ... all but the Professor
who can't swim - tough luck, because as soon as the others are off the
ship, Satan decides to burn the ship to a cinder since nis Templars won't
use it anymore ...
Of our three swimmers, Sergio, who insisted to take the Templars'
treasure with him - despite the fact that it pulls him down -, eventually
drowns thanks to his own greed, but the other two make it ashore .... but,
they have to realize in shock, so have the Templars.
La Noche del Terror Ciego/Tombs
of the Blind Dead was as effective a horror shocker as they get,
thanks to its creepy monsters, shocking effects and bare-to-the-bones (if
trashy) storyline. Its sequel, El
Ataque de los Muertos Sin Ojos/Return
of the Blind Dead, depended more on a traditional horror story
with all its advantages and disadvantages.
This film however, the third part of the Blind Dead-series,
is Eurotrash at its purest: The story is amazingly far-fetched and
gives the director plenty of opportunity to show scantily clad girls
(there is no actual nudity here), the effects always boarder the
ridiculous (especially the miniature of the galleon of the Blind Dead
looks pathetic), the Blind Dead totally fail to impress (they look like
sleepwalkers in mediocre Halloween masks), the gore is toned down and the
bodycount low (for budgetary reasons I suppose), and al the characters
seem like nothing more than cardboard cutouts.
... and I totally loved the film, because of all its
shortcomings that make it a great example of European horror in the 1970's
when there waas a certain devil-may-care attitude about the genre not
found in American counterparts or even in contemporary horror cinema.
REcommended, but only if you like trash movies and don't expect a