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Night of the Seagulls (La Noche de las gaviotas) (1976)





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This is the fourth and final chapter in Armando de Ossorio's creepy Blind Dead series, which centers on the horrific legacy of the Templars, a medieval sect of occult-practicing Spanish knights, executed for heresy, who subsequently return as eyeless ghouls to claim symbolic revenge on the living. This installment finds the zombified knights exerting their horrific influence over the population of a small Mediterranean fishing village, where they arise every seven years to claim nightly sacrifices. When a newly arrived doctor discovers that his wife has been chosen as the next victim, he makes a desperate attempt to destroy the Templars, whose arrival is mysteriously linked to the stone idol which guards their tombs. Though definitely not the strongest film in de Ossorio's saga, it still features an abundance of eerie atmosphere, thanks to some effective lighting and the Templars' creepy trademark theme music (comprised of echoing Gregorian chants). Also known as Night of the Death Cult. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Horror
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Written By: Amando de Ossorio
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On DVD: Sep 27, 2005
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The chief success of the film is in generating a sustained mood of almost unbearable creepiness.

Full Review… | May 10, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Night of the Seagulls (La Noche de las gaviotas)

The best of the series (which honestly isn't saying much) simply because of Lucy, Sandra Mozarowsky, who is impossible to look away from when she's on-screen. Otherwise it's yet another film ignoring the previous three with the blind dead now idolizing a statue that they sacrifice good-looking women to.

A.D. Villarreal

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This one is not as good or frightening as the first 2, mainly because of its lack of pacing, but it is saved by great atmosphere and the creepy Templars. It gets really good at the end.


Cool for atmosphere, so-so for plot & character. (That pretty much describes the whole Blind Dead series.) The "publicity stunt" plot device written to get all the characters out on the ocean made no sense. It was so lazy that I was convinced I missed something and hit rewind to make sure. The best scenes are the ones where the blind dead attack, but you don't care about any of the characters.

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