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

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, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Night of the Seagulls (La Noche de las gaviotas)

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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 4th in the Blind Dead series, by now, the novelty is getting a bit stale and the pacing just becomes too slow. The ending is decent, but otherwise, the film is just more of the same. It's not really bad though, and it still retains much of the same atmosphere and eeriness of the previous films.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

The undead Satanic knights are back. And this time they've taken up residence in a castle on the Italian coast. The plot concerns the creepy townsfolk of the village sacrificing maidens to the knights who are worshipping some kind of Lovecraftian fish god. Has moments of atmosphere and dread but most of it is rather dull and plodding.

Zachary Hugh Chapman
Zachary Hugh Chapman

A fine ending to Ossorio's "Blind Dead" series. The undead Templars' back story is reduced to a brief prologue, but this IS the 4th in the series. Well done and nicely creepy.

Paul Cardullo
Paul Cardullo

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