What It’s About: Vacationers make the mistake of ignoring local warnings and discover why they were told to avoid the area: it is home to undead Knights Templar, executed and blinded for their unholy crimes.
Why Watch it Today?: The Knights Templar were arrested en masse today in 1307, and tortured to admit to crimes including heresy, “obscene kissing”, cannibalism, roasting babies and worshipping cats and three-headed idols in secret night-time rituals (crimes which the Catholic Church officially absolved them of 700 years later). Spanish writer/producer/director Amando de Ossorio drew upon the stories of the Templars crimes for his most popular work, the Blind Dead series, which combines the tail end of the 1960s Gothic Horror cycle with a modern setting and the post-Night of the Living Dead boom in zombie films to create a distinctive series featuring horse riding, blind, sword-wielding, blood drinking knight “zombies”.
Other Choices: Return of the Blind Dead