Horror Rises from the Tomb

Rating: 8/10

I recently impulse bought the 5-disc Paul Naschy blu-ray collection having only seen a couple of his films (Panic Beats really impressed me). I’ll admit that the pacing and visuals don’t quite rise to Italian standards but there’s something about Naschy’s commitment to these silly roles that give his movies a certain charm. In this first movie from the collection a pair of medieval sorcerers are condemned to death but eventually return to modern day (well, 1970s modern) France to enthrall half-clothed women, eat bloody hearts, and raise the dead. This is Gothic horror almost on par with Bava.

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