It has been a long time coming, but finally Naschy fans will be thrilled to hear that Carmelo Bernaola’s score for the 1973 film Horror Rises from the Tomb is getting a release on CD, thanks to the fine folks at Quartet Records. Being that this is my favorite of Naschy’s films, I am shocked to see it finally getting a release. The score is not even a half hour of music, but at this point, I’ll take whatever we can get.
To help fill out the CD, there will be about 8 minutes from yet another Naschy flick, The Killer is One of Thirteen. The composer of that film was Alfonso Santisteban. Apparently the budget was so low for this film that he was only hired to write a small amount of music which were then placed at seemingly random parts of the movie! This will give the total running time of 34:13 min.
This release has been mastered by Nicolás Tsabertidis from original master tapes, and will come with a 12-page booklet with liner notes by Gergely Hubai that talks about the movies, the scores, and the composers. Now this release is only limited to 300 copies so if you are even remotely interested, then I would place your order now.
Of course, if you’re a big fan of Spanish Horror, then you’ll probably be excited to hear that Quartet Records is also releasing another double-bill of two films from the ’70s, both from composer Fernando García Morcillo. The first film is from Amando de Ossorio’s Night of the Sorcerers (1974) and is just one outrageous movie with vampire women running around in slow motion wearing leopard bikinis! How can you beat that?
This release is also a double feature, with the other film being The Witches Mountain (1975). I’m not that familiar with this title, but none the less it is now on my “need to find” list! But again, hard to go wrong with Spanish Horror for the ’70s. Between the two films, the total running time is just under an hour.
Once again, this is a limited release of only 300 units, and contains a 12-page booklet with liner notes by Juan Sánchez that discusses the films, the scores, and the composer.
You could order it directly from Quartet by clicking HERE, but if you’re in the US, you might pay a bit more for shipping. But you can order it here in the states from Screen Archives Entertainment. Just Click HERE to get to their website.