Curse of the Blind Dead trailer: Satanic Knights return in dystopian future

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Spanish filmmaker Amando de Ossorio made several horror films over the course of his career, the most popular of them being the Blind Dead series, which consisted of Tombs of the Blind Dead, Return of the Blind Dead, The Ghost Galleon, and Night of the Seagulls. The franchise ended in 1975 and de Ossorio passed away in 2001, but Blind Dead fans will likely be interested in checking out director Raffaele Picchio's homage film Curse of the Blind Dead, which Uncork'd Entertainment will be giving a DVD and Digital release on March 2nd.

A trailer for Curse of the Blind Dead has been released online and can be seen above. The film has the following synopsis: 

In the 14th century, a group of Satan worshipers, the Knights Templar, are captured during a ritual and brutally murdered by the locals. Just before the execution, the Knights swear to return to haunt the village and the nearby forest. Centuries later, in a post-apocalyptic future, a man and his daughter try to survive against both the Undead Knights and a sect commanded by a mad preacher.

Francesco H. Aliberti, Marco Ristori, and Luca Boni produced the film. According to Aliberti, it is not officially tied to the original Blind Dead movies and rights did not have to be obtained to make it. He told Rue Morgue's Roberto E. D'Onofrio, 

Raffaele has been talking to me about a reboot or a remake of the de Ossorio Templars for a long time, therefore I decided to debut as a producer. I’ve done extensive research about the rights for the characters and the story and I found out that I didn’t have to obtain them. First because Curse of the Blind Dead is not a remake of one of the original movies, it’s a totally different story, with a diverse setting, in fact our film is set in a post-apocalyptic future, Mad Max-style. Thanks to the help of some experts of Spanish Cinema I also came to know that de Ossorio did not create his characters, but did a lot of researches on the cult of the Templars, their black magic rites with human sacrifices and other legends, and also was inspired by a Spanish writer (Author’s note: probably Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer)"

Curse of the Blind Dead stars Aaron Stielstra, Alice Zanini, Francesca Pellegrini, Yoon Joyce, and Bill Hutchens, with Fabio Testi making a cameo.

Curse of the Blind Dead

Source: Arrow in the Head, Rue Morgue

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