CURSE OF THE BLIND DEAD (a.k.a. The Curse Of The Knight Templar) **** Italy 2019 Dir: Raffaele Picchio. 70 mins
The film starts In the 14th century, with a group of Satanic worshipers, the Knights Templar, who have captured a women bearing a satanic mark giving birth to a baby that is used in a sacrificial offering to old ones, the towns folk stop the ritual midstream and capture and torture the knights templar. They blind each one of them and then burn them alive, as they are burning the knights promise to come back from the dead and take revenge on the land where they were killed.
Fast forward to a post-apocalyptic future where a doting father and his daughter are fighting to stay alive as they become prisoners to a crazy commander, but he isn’t the only thing they need to worry about when the knights templar return from their graves they must fight both to save their lives.
The Curse Of The Blind Dead is a visually striking film with amazing cinematography and great use of colourisation techniques throughout. The FX are second to none and the sets are brilliant, the all round production is on top form here and to top it off a very entertaining story that hooks the viewer in.
The undead knights templar look so good, they are nothing but pure nightmare fuel, the creepy imagery… notable when the undead knights templar are killing is very gruesome and perfect for the gore hound.
A stunning modern horror film and a great homage to the cult Blind Dead film series!
Review by Tony Newton