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The Blind Zombies Return!

Glory, hallelujah! Could this be the one I’ve been waiting for? Not altogether, no, but I sure ain’t gonna turn up my nose at it! There is going to be a new Blind Zombies movie!

While I have been longing for a big-budget, serious take on the Blind Dead, something like Blumhouse or James Wan would produce, ANY new Blind Dead project is going to have me doing metaphorical cartwheels.

Created by Amando de Ossorio in the early 70s, the Blind Dead were inspired by the work of George Romero and the short story “El Monte de las Ánimas” (“The Mount of Souls”) by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. (Read it here.) Ossorio wrote and directed four Blind Dead features, TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD (1972), RETURN OF THE BLIND DEAD (1973), THE GHOST GALLEON (1974), and NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS (1975). They are each delightfully cheesy camp-fests, hokey as all get-out and so much fun. Longtime followers of this site know that the Blind Zombies hold a special place in my heart, and having them appear in a new movie is a dream come true for me.

CURSE OF THE BLIND DEAD, directed by Raffaele Picchio, should be out sometime next year. It features the Blind Zombies rising to wreak havoc once again, this time in a post-apocalyptic dystopian future! Ah, be still my heart!

TheCheezman • December 9, 2018

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