Today at The Clinton: Saturday, Apr 21

7:30pm Turnback Boyz

Spaghetti Fest: HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB

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From Dorado Films, beat the cold and winter blues with fantastic "spaghetti" westerns, horror, spy, crime and sci-fi films.

Spaghetti Fest: HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB

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Black magic. Possession. Decapitation. A séance gone wrong. A sickle. The living dead. Supernatural talismans. A haunted painter. And Paul Naschy (in a double-role!). Director Carlos Aured takes all these classic Euro-horror ingredients and mixes them into 1971’s HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB (aka El espanto surge de la tumba).

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Horror Rises from the Tomb
Director: 
Carlos Aured
Country: 
Spain
Year: 
1973
Runtime: 
95 minutes

Paul Naschy is best known for playing Waldemar Daninsky, the tortured werewolf in films likes FRANKENSTEIN’S BLOODY TERROR and CURSE OF THE DEVIL, but in HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB, he plays Alaric de Marnac, a 15th-century sorcerer sentenced to death for practicing black rites, drinking human blood, and performing human sacrifices. His head is separated from body (and buried apart from it!). As Paul Naschy says later in the film, “In this madness, almost anything can happen.”

Alaric’s modern day descendant Hugo de Marnac (also played by Paul Naschy) and his friends return to the de Marnac estate looking for hidden treasure. But instead of finding valuables, they find Alaric waiting to rise from the dead and exact his vengeance on the living. No one gets in his way, and not everyone makes it to the end of the film (and it’s not who you expect!).

The Internet Movie Database calls Paul Naschy “the king of Spanish horror cinema,” and with good reason. Not only did Naschy play multiple roles in HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB, he also wrote the screenplay and provided the lush winter locations for the production as the film was shot at Naschy’s family home.

Other stand-outs in the film include Helga Liné as Alaric de Marnac’s just-as-devlish-and-eager-for-vengeance mistress Mabille; Víctor Alcázar as Hugo’s friend Maurice, a painter whose warning visions shouldn’t have been ignored; and Emma Cohen as Elvira, Hugo’s lover who might have the key to their survival.

That sickle gets put to good use, and not just for beheadings. The gruesome special make-up effects play nightmarishly well against a haunted soap opera-like film score by Carmelo A. Bernaola.

 

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