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The People Who Own the Dark (1976)

Último deseo (original title)
R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1980 (USA)
A group of rich businessmen and military officers who are partying in an old castle are spared when a nuclear war ravages the earth. When they venture out into the nearest town to search ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nadiuska ...
Clara
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Prof. Fulton
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Berta
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Dr. Messier
Julia Saly ...
Marion (as Julia Sali 'La Pocha')
Tomás Picó ...
Victor
Diana Polakov ...
Tania
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Vasily
Leona Devine ...
Luna
Ricardo Palacios ...
Dr. Robertson
Carmen Platero
Estela Delgado
Barta Barri ...
Russian ambassador (as Berta Barry)
Gumersindo Andrés ...
(as Gumersindo A. López)
Gonzalo Tejada
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A group of rich businessmen and military officers who are partying in an old castle are spared when a nuclear war ravages the earth. When they venture out into the nearest town to search for food and supplies, they find most of the residents blinded, and soon they discover the existence of a sinister group called The People Who Own The Dark. Written by Anonymous

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Now ... there is nothing between you and ... "the people who own the dark"

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The English dubbed version released in the United States as "The People Who Own the Dark" had a replacement score that included music cues from "The Blob" (1958). See more »

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aka The People Who Own the Dark
9 February 2000 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

ULTIMO DESEO is the longer, Spanish language version of what Americans saw as THE PEOPLE WHO OWN THE DARK. An inspired reworking of George Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, Klimovsky's film posits a nuclear war in Europe that blinds the populace (a la THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS), but spares a handful of libidinous businessmen and military types who were copulating in a rural bordello. When the villagers learn of the sighted survivors, they storm the villa in a manner very much like (and superior to) the undead in Romero's classic chiller. Alberto deMendoza (HORROR EXPRESS), Teresa Gimpera, Maria Perschy and Paul Naschy all star (and were given anglicized monikers - Albert Mennen, Terry Kemper, Mary Pershing and Paul Mackey - to fool us boorish Yanks. Although rare, this film does exist on video, albeit in out of print and bootleg copies of less than pristine quality. Still, the film packs a punch and should be seen.


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