The store is a bit tricky -- and not helped being dubbed from German -- so try to follow along. The story involves a disgraced journalist (Horst Buchholz), back on the job after a stint in jail, Horst's paper is suddenly lacking a story. So his new boss simply makes one up, a ridiculous tale about Germans living under Poland in the six years since WW II has been over, and a blind one who has survived the ordeal.
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It is because De Ossorio lets this series of four films linger on his marvelously designed "zombies" - the eponymous blind dead - that the films have achieved such vaulted cult status. Unlike traditional zombies, the blind dead are wholly un-human. They have aspects of both vampire and ghoul and roam about the nightmarish Spanish countryside on skeletal steeds (true night-mares). Ah, but these guys are blind, right? As the ads touted: "Don't let them hear your heart beating!" These are indeed, Goyaesque hallucinogenic visions come to life.
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There's already an Oscars buzz surrounding this movie.