42 user 38 critic

Horror Rises from the Tomb (1973)

El espanto surge de la tumba (original title)
R | | Horror | February 1975 (USA)
In Medieval France a warlock is be-headed and his wife tortured and executed. Hundreds of years later an isolated group of people discover his head buried on their property. Soon it comes ... See full summary »



(story and screenplay) (as Jacinto Molina)

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An ex-convict, troubled by dreams that he strangles women, is hired as the caretaker on an estate owned by three very strange sisters. Soon after his arrival, a serial killer begins ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Aured
Stars: Paul Naschy, Diana Lorys, Eduardo Calvo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An evil witch brings back to life the infamous Elizabeth Bathory, who was executed several hundred years previously for murdering young woman and bathing in their blood.

Director: Paul Naschy
Stars: Paul Naschy, Julia Saly, Silvia Aguilar
Horror | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A hit man working for the Yakuza double crosses his employers and flees with a cache of diamonds from the latest heist. Injured and hiding in the mountain regions of Spain, with Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Naschy
Stars: Paul Naschy, Eiko Nagashima, Lautaro Murúa
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Paul Naschy plays a hunchback with below average intelligence who works at the morgue. He is in love with a sickly girl who happens to be the only person who is kind to him. Each day he ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Aguirre
Stars: Paul Naschy, Rosanna Yanni, Víctor Barrera
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Waldemar, the renowned adventurer, joins an expedition to find the Yeti in the Himalayas. While hiking the mountains, he's captured by two cannibalistic demon nymphets guarding a remote ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Iglesias
Stars: Paul Naschy, Mercedes Molina, Silvia Solar
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An Indian mystic uses magical chants to raise women from the dead, then sends them out to perform revenge killings for him.

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Paul Naschy, Romy, Mirta Miller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Four women spend the night in an old deserted sanitarium on a mountain. They each in turn fall into the the evil hands of a doctor who forces them to suck each others blood and to whip ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Aguirre
Stars: Paul Naschy, Rosanna Yanni, Haydée Politoff
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A killer is cleaning up the streets of Milan by murdering those considered as deviant. An ornamental dragonfly, soaked in the blood of the victim, is left on each body.

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Paul Naschy, Erika Blanc, Ángel Aranda
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Paul Naschy's Spanish version of "The Mummy".

Director: Carlos Aured
Stars: Paul Naschy, Jack Taylor, María Silva
Inquisición (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Period piece set during the Inquisition about a witch-finder general who falls in love with the village beauty, who has made a pact with the devil to seduce and condemn the man who is ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Naschy
Stars: Paul Naschy, Daniela Giordano, Mónica Randall
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The legendary Loreley has been living for centuries in a grotto beneath the river Rhein in Germany. Every night when the moon is full, she turns into a reptile-like creature craving for ... See full summary »

Director: Amando de Ossorio
Stars: Tony Kendall, Helga Liné, Silvia Tortosa
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In this final installment of the Blind Dead series, a doctor and his wife move to a small inhospitable coastal village where he plans to start a practice only to discover that undead demon-worshiping Templar Knights haunt the place.

Director: Amando de Ossorio
Stars: Víctor Petit, María Kosty, Sandra Mozarowsky


Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alaric de Marnac / Hugo de Marnac / Armand de Marnac
... Elvire
Víctor Barrera ... Maurice Roland / André Roland (as Vic Winner)
... Mabille De Lancré (as Helga Line)
Betsabé Ruiz ... Silvie (as Betsabe Ruiz)
... Alain 'Le Raté' - a thief
... Jean
... Chantal (as Maria Jose Cantudo)
Juan Cazalilla ... Gastón
Francisco Llinás ... René (as Francisco Llinas)
Ramón Centenero ... André Govar (as Ramon Centenero)
Montserrat Julió ... Odile (as Monserrat Julio)
Francisco Nieto ... Hubard
Elsa Zabala ... Madame Irina Komarova
Esther Santana ... Joven hermosa


In Medieval France a warlock is be-headed and his wife tortured and executed. Hundreds of years later an isolated group of people discover his head buried on their property. Soon it comes back to life, possessing people and using them to commit sacrifices and to search for the rest of his body Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis




R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

February 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Horror Rises from the Tomb  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The film was shot in the dead of winter at Paul Naschy's own country home located in the Lozoya Valley, north of Madrid. It was eventually sold in the late 80's. See more »


Followed by Panic Beats (1983) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Eerie movie with sensationalistic scenes , Naif style and lots of gore
28 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Dark Ages , two witches are condemned for murdering and witchery ; they are executed by the authorities , as Alaric De Marnac (Paul Naschy) is beheaded and Mabille De Lancre (Helga Line) is hung , while Alaric pronounces a curse against their future heirs . Modern time , the descendants ( Vic Winnner , Jacinto Molina Cristina Suriani )decide , subsequently a spiritualism season , go to the castle and lands their ancestors . Several centuries later , both of whom are relived by treasure diggers (Luis Ciges) . Then , Alaric and Mabille continue a murderous rampage .

This terrifying exploitation picture displays creepy horror ,witchcraft, grisly killing, satanism and lots of blood . B-entertainment with a fairly suspenseful and horrifying story in which sorceresses are brought to life undergoing a cruel slaughter . Lots of blood and gore in several images that impacted the viewers for that time . This tale about a group who is attacked by some malevolent living dead begins well and grows more and more until the frightening and ghastly finale . Revolting, horrible scenes and nasty images take place on cannibal scenes , decapitation , a heart pulled up , and bloody murders with ax and scythe .The movie has a bit of ridiculous gore with loads of blood similar to tomato and is occasionally an engaging horror movie full of nasty sequences , witchery , beheading , and several other things . Sensationalistic and exaggerated performance of Paul Naschy or Jacinto Molina , here he plays three characters. This is the first time that appears Zombies in Spanish cinema, exception to Amando De Ossorio's Templar living dead . Good make-up that lasted nine hours each Zombie-session by Julian Ruiz and well filmed in the mansion of Lozoya whose owners were the Naschy's fathers. It packs a colorful cinematography by Manuel Merino and atmospheric score by Carmelo Bernaola .The late Naschy was a good professional , writing, filmmaking and acting about hundred titles , mainly in terror genre. ¨Exorcismo¨ is written by Molina along with 21 screenplays as ¨Mark of Wolfman¨, ¨Night of Walpurgis¨, ¨Vengeance of the mummy¨, ¨Licantropo¨, among them . He directed 13 films as ¨The Cantabros¨, ¨Return of Wolfman¨, ¨The Beast and the magic sword¨ and several others.

This is the first production realized by Profilmes - the Spanish Hammer- whose chairmen , Ricardo Muñoz and Jose Antonio Perez Giner assigned to Jacinto Molina the writing a rapid screenplay , Nashcy wrote it in two days and as was born the ¨Horror rises from the tomb ¨. Ten years later , Naschy goes back with the Alaric De Marnac role in the film titled ¨Latidos De Panico¨ that acted , produced , wrote and directed in thriller style . The picture is regularly directed by Carlos Aured who was a director assistant to Leon Klimovsky ; this is his first movie and he would on filming for Jacinto Molina as the ¨Revenge of the mummy , House of the Doom , and Return of Walpugis ¨ . Rating: 5,5 . The flick will appeal to Jacinto Molina fans and Euroterror buffs .

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 42 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed