Horror Rises from the Tomb
|Horror Rises from the Tomb|
Spanish film poster
|Directed by||Carlos Aured|
|Produced by||Modesto Pérez Redondo|
|Written by||Paul Naschy|
|Music by||Carmelo A. Bernaola|
|Edited by||Javier Morán|
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.  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. 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." 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".
- Film review at The New York Times
- Dendle, Peter (2001). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. McFarland & Company. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-7864-9288-6.
- Dahlke, Kurt (2008-11-11). "Paul Naschy Collection". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2015-02-03.
- Galbraith, Stuart (2007-12-15). "Horror Rises from the Tomb". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2015-02-03.
|This article about a 1970s horror film is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article related to a Spanish film of the 1970s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|