Amando de Ossorio’s Blind Dead series is one of my favorite things out there. Its slow-motion skeletal Templar monks, blinded but able to track their victims by sound, are some of the more iconic images in Euro-horror, and inspired one of my favorite metal bands, Hooded Menace. Spend some time in their presence, won’t you? (And why the hell aren’t these things out on Blu-Ray???)
As an added bonus, here’s the insane alternate opening sequence to Tombs of the Blind Dead. It was re-released in the US with this opening tacked on in an attempt to make people believe that this was a sequel to Planet of the Apes! The distributor retitled it Revenge of the Planet Ape because, apparently, they believed that all people are idiots. They may have had something there.