More of that good ol' Templar craziness again as Mr. de Ossorio graces us with another tale of the wacky adventures of the Blind Dead.
This time around the Templars are back for blood! *muwahahaha!* Again! *muwahahaha!* (Well, vengeance, too; but mostly blood!) Legend has it that the townsfolk from back when burned all of their eyes and barr-bee-cued 'em at the stake for 'un they were practicin' that crazy 'witch' stuff. Guess they don't take to kindly to that 'round they-ah.
Fast forward to the present, and it's during the town's big Cenntennial celebration that they decide to arise and ride (slowly) and (slowly) extract demise to all unsuspecting victims who are unable to escape their grasp! Luckily a few are able to. However, they hole themselves up in an old cathedral and must survive until daybreak.
Beware the Blind (and damn slow) Dead! *muwahahahaha!!!!*
Jack - Tony Kendall
Mayor Duncan - Fernando Sancho
Vivian - Esperanza Roy
Howard - Frank Braña
Amalia - Lone Fleming
Cabellero - Luis Barboo
Murdo - José Canalejas
Governor - Juan Cazalilla
Doncella - Marisol Delgado
Bert - Ramón Lillo
Juan - José Thelman
Monica - Loli Tovar
Written & directed by - Amando de Ossorio
If you're expecting this installment to follow the tone of the first, you will be sorely disappointed. Then again, I guess that would depend on if you liked it or not. I did, so I could care less.
Either way, de Ossario delivers a solid film here as he tries to speed up the pace a little bit and increas the body count. (I wonder if the words 'more commercial' come into play?) The cast was hilarious and the action choreogropher guy definitely earned his check with this one. Props go to the wardrobe cats, too. Damned if they weren't looking spiffy before they ran into the 'Blind Dead'.
Speaking of 'Blind Dead', unfortunately (although I feel what he de Ossario was trying to do.) their scenes feel way out of place for the way the film was set up. I still don't get the horses either. Then again, if I did, it wouldn't be funny. One should wonder if anyone ever had a sense of time while filming this damn movie! Night, then day, then night again, they daytime some more. Dammnit! Make up your mind!
Some pretty good violence, and they did not detract from having flavorfulicious eye candy. (Don't care what you say, 'Vivian' was one hot number). Come to think of it, there were quite a few hot numbers running rampant through the film.
The nudity (Vivian), usually a welcomed bonus, dings the movie a little as I don't care for seeing it as a result of "assault". No sir, I don't like it! Though if you watch carefully, I'll de damned if Ms. Roy didn't laugh during said sequence. You have to see it to believe it. She literally seems like she's being tickled or something. Daah well. There's a little more sprinkled out besides that, but don't expect too much.
The movie does drag a bit much for my tastes and the ending was a bit off. I didn't understand how that happened in this film, but not in the first?
It certainly won't hurt to own (or at least rent) this one. Come to think of it, if you do get it, it's gonna be paired with the first, or, if you can (and should), go ahead and get the box set out on DVD.Hide Full Review
If you're expecting this installment to follow the tone of the first, you will be sorely disappoint ...
Random Violence - yes
Pointless nudity - yes
Uppercut - no
Awesome fight sequence - yes
Blind Dead Horsees?! - yes
Wonder if everyone is shouting or just sick?
Fun with extreme-wax-sculpting.
Burn the scarecro..I mean Templars!
Hey wait! We wanna stone you some more!
Hi. I'm Mr. Awesome. Just look at my "awesome" coat as it matches my "Awesomemobile".
Cripes! Is this a horror flick or a soap opera?!
Allow me to take you on this convienently placed grassy knoll.
How the hell did he get over there?!
Some festival. Sounds like war.
Women are very easy to convince. I saw it.
Can't expect them to know exactly where they're going. They are blind you know.
Open up! It's opportunity!
I wasn't hiding! I was tying my shoe!
Gotta love that smooth salsa just before a massacre.
Told you to switch to AT&T, bitch!
Hey why are you all runnin'? We wanna party, too dammnit!
The mannequins are blazing! Let's make a run for it!
Villager - "Citizens! Burn all of their eyes out!"
Jack - "You know I have no right to ask you anything. My life is very insecure. I live like a vagabond."
Vivian - "But Jack, It really doesn't matter."
Jack - "Hey baby you don't have to chug-a-lug it. Slow down. We have all the time in the world."
Amalia - "Excuse me, Mayor. Is there anything I can do?"
Mayor Duncan - "Ah forget it!"