The Blind Zombies – A Cheesy Delight

You know how sometimes you’re on a train, going to some glamorous destination spot, and you hop off because you’re mad at your boyfriend, and then you end up accidentally disturbing the resting place of an order of evil knights who’ve become bloodthirsty mummies?

They were a splinter sect of the Knights Templar, fallen into devil worship and human sacrifice. As punishment, they were executed, but not before having their eyes gouged out. Yet evil cannot so easily be done away with, and the knights rise from their graves as zombies—only they’re BLIND! You could elude them, possibly, as long as they can’t hear you. Quiet! They’re coming! Don’t move! Don’t make a sound! They’re so close! You dare not even BREATHE . . . !

Sounds scary, doesn’t it? And the BLIND DEAD movies (TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD, RETURN OF THE EVIL DEAD, THE GHOST GALLEON, and NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS) might’ve been terrifying—if they weren’t so unintentionally hilarious. Granted, they’re Spanish movies, and a film can gain some extra-added cheese in dubbing. (One of the many charms of a “bad” GODZILLA movie.) Poor dubbing can’t explain the melodramatic overacting, however, or the fact the same little village keeps getting attacked, yet none of the people there have ever bothered to move since the LAST zombie rampage. All that said, these films are wonderful. I adore them. If you haven’t seen any of the BLIND DEAD films, do yourself a favor and get to it!

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of Evil Cheez Productions ( - - specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. And he really likes vampires and werewolves. Like, a LOT.