A small fishing community's hideous secret is revealed when a visiting doctor and his wife discover that the villagers have been sacrificing the town's virgins to the Knights Templar, who threaten to destroy everything in their path if they are not appeased. NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS is the strongest of the three installments following TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD in Armando de Ossorio's famed Horror series. The Lovecraftian lore that is introduced in this episode makes for an exciting new twist in the Templar's long history. While there is a noticeable lack of gore compared to the earlier entries, NIGHT more than makes up for it with its lavish sets, gorgeous cinematography, and heightened suspense. Even the costuming used for the decrepit Knights shows a remarkable difference. On top of everything else, the film features a collection of haunting sound effects that deepen the intense mood set by the Ossorio's dreary visuals. Although the director never received the chance to remake the series as he had originally planned to do, he did manage to end it with a worthy send-off to one of the most memorable zombie epics of all-time.
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DARK WATER, NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF, DAGON.