Horror Rises from the Tomb

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Horror Rises from the Tomb
Spanish film poster
Directed by Carlos Aured
Produced by Modesto Pérez Redondo
Written by Paul Naschy
Starring Paul Naschy
Emma Cohen
Helga Line
Vic Winner
Music by Carmelo A. Bernaola
Cinematography Manuel Merino
Edited by Javier Morán
Release date
  • 1972 (1972)
Running time
89 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish

Horror Rises from the Tomb (Spanish: El espanto surge de la tumba), is a 1972 Spanish horror film starring Paul Naschy and directed by Carlos Aured. [1] The film introduced Naschy's character of Alaric de Marnac, an executed warlock who returns to life centuries later to wreak his revenge. It was followed by a sequel, Panic Beats, in which De Marnac returned. The film seems to have been inspired by the 1958 American horror classic The Thing That Couldn't Die.


Writing in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, academic Peter Dendle cites Night of the Living Dead as having inspired the depiction of a zombie siege in this film.[2] Kurt Dahlke of DVD Talk wrote, "Clearly Horror Rises From The Tomb is over-the-top, and a shining example of sleazy Euro-trash cinema."[3] In another review from DVD Talk, Stuart Galbraith rated it 2/5 stars and recommended it to horror fans "open-minded enough to forgive [Naschy's] films' frequent incoherence and low budgets".[4]


  1. ^ Film review at The New York Times
  2. ^ Dendle, Peter (2001). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. McFarland & Company. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-7864-9288-6. 
  3. ^ Dahlke, Kurt (2008-11-11). "Paul Naschy Collection". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  4. ^ Galbraith, Stuart (2007-12-15). "Horror Rises from the Tomb". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 

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