Directed by: Carlos Aured
Actors: Paul Naschy, Emma Cohen and Víctor Alcázar
Also known as: El espanto surge de la tumba; Blutmesse der Zombies; Blutmesse für den Teufel; Horror Raises from the Tomb; Il terrore sorge dalla tomba; Mark of the Devil 4; Mark of the Devil Part IV: Horror Rises from the Tomb; Zombien verikosto
Description: Medieval French magician Alaric de Marnhac was accused of conspiring with the devil, and executed along with his wife. Five hundred years later, a couple of friends, led by a descendant of Alaric decide to find the remains of the warlock and thus return him to life.
Spanish horror icon Paul Naschy (Mucha Sangre and Inquisition) plays a dual role here as a pissed-off, sex-crazed headless warlock, and also a milquetoast hero. It kinda reminded me of a garish, color Spanish remake of Black Sunday with a creepy dude taking the Barbara Steele role. If you’ve never seen a Naschy flick, I would best describe them as having a gothic, post-Hammer psychedelic vibe with much more gore, grit, and full-frontal female nudity.