Blood from the Mummy's Tomb

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb

Seth Holt (1971)

89min
X Certificate
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Review

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Statuesque Valerie Leon is possessed by the spirit of an ancient Egyptian queen in this cult Hammer horror based on Bram Stoker's The Jewel of Seven Stars. With hardly a bandage in sight, director Seth Holt tried to radically rethink the mummy genre, and largely succeeded in creating a fascinating fantasy with a uniquely menacing atmosphere dripping in delicious irony. Sadly, Holt died during shooting; Hammer boss Michael Carreras took over and the film is not as interesting as it should have been. The same story was the basis for The Awakening in 1980.

Summary

Archaeologists return from Egypt with the mummy of a princess - whose spirit then sets about exacting vengeance for the desecration of her resting place. Hammer horror, starring Valerie Leon. Andrew Keir and George Coulouris.

Cast & Crew

Professor Fuchs Andrew Keir
Margaret / Tera Valerie Leon
Corbeck James Villiers
Dandridge Hugh Burden
Berigan George Coulouris
Tod Browning Mark Edwards
Helen Dickerson Rosalie Crutchley
Dr Putnum Aubrey Morris
Dr Burgess David Markham
Mrs Caporal Joan Young
Older male nurse James Cossins
Younger male nurse David Jackson
Veronica Tamara Ustinov
Director Seth Holt
Director Michael Carreras
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Hammer Film Prods LtdGuidance: Contains violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
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