Blood from the Mummy's Tomb

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"A severed hand beckons from an open grave!"
  • PG
  • 1971
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.6  (3,760)

The 1971 horror movie, Blood from the Mummy's Tomb, directed by Seth Holt, tells the story of Queen Tera, a powerful Egyptian sorceress whose spirit is unleashed upon modern-day London after her tomb is excavated. The film stars Andrew Keir as the archaeologist, Professor Julian Fuchs, who is leading the excavation, Valerie Leon as Margaret Fuchs, his daughter, and James Villiers as Corbeck, a colleague of Fuchs.

The movie opens with the discovery of Tera's tomb, which is located in the Egyptian desert. As the archaeologists explore the tomb, they find a hidden chamber containing the mummified body of Tera, a beautiful and powerful queen who was known for her magical abilities. Fuchs becomes obsessed with the idea of bringing Tera back to life, despite warnings from his colleagues that such an act could have disastrous consequences.

Margaret begins to experience strange dreams and visions that seem to be connected to Tera. She sees herself as the queen and is transported to ancient Egypt, where she witnesses Tera's use of her powers to control those around her. Margaret's visions become more frequent and intense as Tera's spirit grows stronger.

As Fuchs continues to work on bringing Tera back to life, Corbeck becomes increasingly suspicious of the archaeologist's motives. Corbeck warns Fuchs that Tera was a dangerous and malevolent figure who should not be revived. However, Fuchs ignores his colleague's warnings and succeeds in bringing Tera back to life.

Once Tera is resurrected, she sets out to reclaim her lost powers and wreaks havoc on London. Margaret becomes caught in Tera's web of deception and is lured into joining her quest for power. Fuchs must race against time to stop Tera and save his daughter from the clutches of the vengeful queen.

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb is a classic horror movie that explores the themes of ancient magic, the dangers of obsession and the consequences of playing with forces beyond our control. The film's impressive visuals, including stunning shots of ancient Egypt, and its eerie soundtrack combine to create a haunting and atmospheric experience that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.

Valerie Leon's performance as Margaret is particularly noteworthy, as she portrays the character's transformation from a curious and skeptical archaeologist to a vulnerable and possessed victim of Tera's powers with great skill. Andrew Keir gives a compelling portrayal of Fuchs, who becomes more and more unhinged as the film progresses, and James Villiers is suitably menacing as the suspicious Corbeck.

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb is a chilling and suspenseful horror movie that will appeal to fans of the genre. Its unique blend of ancient mythology and supernatural horror makes it a standout film among the other horror movies of its time.

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb is a 1971 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    5.6  (3,760)