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February 1975 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Paul Naschy ... Alaric de Marnac/Hugo de Marnac/Armand de Marnac

Emma Cohen ... Elvira
Víctor Barrera ... Maurice Roland/Andre Roland (as Vic Winner)

Helga Liné ... Mabille De Lancré (as Helga Line)
Cristina Suriani ... Paula
Betsabé Ruiz ... Sylvia (as Betsabe Ruiz)

Luis Ciges ... Alain 'Le Raté' - a thief

Julio Peña ... Jean

María José Cantudo ... Chantal (as Maria Jose Cantudo)
Juan Cazalilla ... Gastone
Francisco Llinás ... Alain's Partner - a thief (as Francisco Llinas)
Ramón Centenero ... André Govar (as Ramon Centenero)
Montserrat Julió ... Dale (as Monserrat Julio)
Francisco Nieto
Elsa Zabala ... Madame Irina Komarova
Esther Santana ... Victim in bed

Directed by
Carlos Aured 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Naschy  story and screenplay (as Jacinto Molina)

Produced by
Ricardo Muñoz Suay .... executive producer
José Antonio Pérez Giner .... executive producer
Modesto Pérez Redondo .... producer
Original Music by
Carmelo A. Bernaola 
Cinematography by
Manuel Merino 
Film Editing by
Javier Morán 
Set Decoration by
Gumersindo Andrés 
Makeup Department
Ramona González .... makeup artist (as Ramona González Escribano)
Vicenta Palmero .... hair stylist
Julián Ruiz .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zacarías Urbiola .... assistant director
Special Effects by
Antonio Molina .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Luis Berraquero .... focus
Javier Pérez Zofio .... second cameraman
Editorial Department
Amparo Roces .... assistant editor (as Amparo Fernández-Roces)
Other crew
Blanca Astiasu .... script girl (as Blanca Astiazu)
Ramón Escribano .... production assistant
Juan de la Flor .... second production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Horror Rises from the Tomb" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), USA
"Horror from the Tomb" - USA
"Mark of the Devil 4" - USA (video title)
"Mark of the Devil Part IV: Horror Rises from the Tomb" - USA (video title)
"Ужас из могилы" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Blutmesse der Zombies" - West Germany (reissue title)
"Blutmesse für den Teufel" - West Germany
"Horror Raises from the Tomb" - Netherlands (video title)
"Il terrore sorge dalla tomba" - Italy
"Zombien verikosto" - Finland
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Spain:95 min | USA:88 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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One of 13 titles included in Avco Embassy's Nightmare Theater package syndicated to television in 1975, along with two other Paul Naschy entries, THE FURY OF THE WOLF MAN and THE MUMMY'S REVENGE.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in An Interview with Paul Naschy (2009) (V)See more »


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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A wildly over-the-top classic!, 8 November 2006
Author: EyeAskance from fabulous Las Vega$!

The living head of a minion of Satan put to death centuries ago is unearthed. A nightmare ensues for a group of people as the head sets forth to reunite with it's body.

Sadly, most people in this world will never know the immense joy that this film can bring...but for the luckier few of us, this zany little Gothic horror picture delivers the goods with the very best of them. How can one go wrong with cackling disembodied heads, graphic scythe murders, zombie mayhem, and luscious babes roaming the night in their sheerest Frederick's of Hollywood naughties? Grand entertainment, as only the Europeans of the 1970s could create, and an absolute must-see for fans of crazed drive-in culture...there's not a single frame of the film which doesn't look like it was ripped straight from the pages of a Golden-Age horror comic book, and hooray for that.

Rates a solid 7 out of 10 as I see it.

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