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La noche de las gaviotas (1975)

Country of Origin: Spain
Year of Production: 1975
Running Times: 89 mins
Format: Gevacolor     35mm
Ratio: 1.75:1
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: Profilmes S.A. / Ancla Century Films
Head of Production: Jose Angel Santos
Director of Production: Modesto Perez Redondo

SCRIPT
Script / Story: Amando de Ossorio

DIRECTION
Director: Amando de Ossorio
Assistant Director: Pedro Pardo

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Francisco Sánchez
Cameraman: Alfredo Fernandez
Camera Assistant: Manuel Mateos
Chief Electrician: Fernando Moreno
Stills: Antonio Luengo
Cameras: Macasoli
Electrical Supplies: Abamova
Generators: Umesa
Labs: Fotofilm Madrid S.A.

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editor: Pedro del Rey
Assistant Editor: Blanca Rodriguez

MUSIC
Music: Anton Garcia Abril

SOUND
Sound Effects: Luis Castro
Sound Studios: Cinearte, Roma, SA

MAKE UP AND COSTUMES
Make Up: Cristobal Criado
Make Up Assistant: Luis Criado
Hair: Ana Criado
Wardrobe: Rosa García-Cornejo

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects: Soria-Molina

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Set Designer: Gumersindo Andres
Props: Vazquez Brothers

MISCELLANEOUS
Script Girl: Maribel Ruiz Capillas
Production Assistants: Ramón Escribano, Victor Vazquez

LOCATIONS
Locations: Ampurias, Girona, Cataluña, Spain; Talamanca del Jarama, Madrid, Spain; Tossa de Mar, Girona, Cataluña, Spain; Patones de Arriba, Cataluña, Spain

CAST
Víctor Petit (Dr Henry Stein)
Maria Kosti (Joan Stein)
Sandra Mozarosky (Lucy)
Jan Antonio Castro (Teddy)
Julie James (real name: Julia Saly) (Tilda Flanagan)
Javier de Rivera (doctor)
Pilar Vela
Fernando Villena
María Vidal
Oscar Phens
Susana Estrada

PLOT SUMMARY

The Knight Templars return to terrorise a small fishing village where, every seven years ther rise from their tombs for seven nights of mayhem.

AVAILABILITY

Spain
Theatrical Distributors: Set Films

USA
Theatrical Distributors: Better Global Films (1977); Big Apple Films
Video Distributors: Taboo Video
DVD Distributors: Brentwood (447079 - Deadtime Stories: 10-Movie Set); Blue Underground

CENSORSHIP HISTORY

UK
Rating: 18

USA
Rating: R

West Germany
Rating: 18

TIMELINE

1975
June

27: Spain - production ends

1976
July

26: Spain - theatrical release

2003
April

15: USA - DVD release (Brentwood (447079 - Deadtime Stories: 10-Movie Set))

2005
September

27: USA - DVD release (Blue Underground - The Blind Dead Collection)

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Das Blutgericht der reitenden Leichen - West German title
Don't Go Out at Night - UK video title
Night of the Blood Cult
Night of the Death Cult
Night of the Seagulls
- US title
Noc upiorów - Polish title

LINKS

SEQUEL TO
La noche del terror ciego (1971)
El ataque de los muertos sin ojos (1973)
El buque maldito (1974)

REFERENCES

MAGAZINES

Deep Red no.1 p.44 (USA)
review (by Chas. Balun)

BOOKS

Horror and Science Fiction Films Volume II by Donald C. Willis p.281
credits

The Illustrated Vampire Movie Guide by Stephen Jones pp.85-86
credits, review

OTHER SOURCES

screen
credits

KEYWORDS

doctors, gore, human sacrifices, knights, knight templars, the occult, paganism, priests, resurrection, revenge, rituals, sequels, the supernatural, tombs, torture, villages, zombies

 


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