Ghost Galleon (1974)
Directed by Amando de Ossorio

Starring Bárbara Rey Carlos Lemos Jack Taylor Manuel de Blas Maria Perschy

The "Blind Dead" zombies wind up terrorizing bikini-clad babes on a boat! The third entry in Amando de Ossorio's series on the flesh-eating resurrected dead Templar nights isn't a masterpiece, but it does deliver an entertaining new twist to the story. The Templars haunt a ghost ship in another dimension. When models go out alone on a small boat for a publicity stunt, they are swept up by the hooded zombie knights. A rescue team meets a similar fate.

While the first film in the Blind series was a classic, "Horror of the Zombies" is just a fun, campy creepshow. All the stereotypical characters are here: A professor, a rich guy, a greedy henchman, gorgeous models. Despite the ridiculous story, there are some really chilling moments, when the models come face to face with the Templars. Although I miss the fact that the knights aren't shown riding horses in this film. That was one of the eeriest things about earlier entries in the series. But like the first film, "Horror of the Zombies" does deliver a dark and unnerving ending. But it sure isn't anywhere near as good as the first movie -- or as explicit. The cut of "Horror of the Zombies" most frequently seen in the U.S. is devoid of any sex and low on gore too. There are some laughable special effects too, including the worst model ship ever created. Followed by "Night of the Seagulls."

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-- Review by Lucius Gore

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