Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)

The daughter of a renown Egyptologist is overcome by an ancient evil after receiving a mysterious ring on her birthday. The ring, it turns out, once belonged to a powerful sorceress who bore Margaret's exact likeness. With it, Margaret becomes a living conduit for the soul of the mummified queen, allowing her to return to Earth and exact her revenge against the ones who defiled her grave! BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB is the last in Hammer's line of Mummy pictures, based on Bram Stoker's novel The Jewel of Seven Stars. Although it suffered from a number of unfortunate tragedies throughout its production including the death of director Seth Holt, BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB proves to be one of Hammer's last great pictures. Holt demonstrates a true sense of style, draping the film in a dark mood and creepy atmosphere that rival the work of the great Terence Fisher. The ancient Egyptian crypts are also dressed in lavish colors and impressive set pieces, calling back to the some of the studio's finer pictures. Valerie Leon is given one of her few leading roles as both Margaret Fuchs and the menacing Queen Tera, drawing the audience in with her deep, seductive stares and sensual curves. The added gore, although unnecessary to the film's success, makes this one of Hammer's bloodiest pictures as well. BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB is not to be missed by the fans of Gothic Horror!

Rating: 8/10.

Movies like BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB:
THE MUMMY LIVES, THE MUMMY, AUDREY ROSE, TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA.



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2 comments:

  1. If you want to see a crappier version of this same story, check out 'Bram Stoker's The Mummy.'

    In place of the blood, death and cleavage, you get tedium, silliness and the sidekick from 'Home Improvement.' Joy.

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  2. Not to be comfused with THE MUMMY LIVES right? I've seen that one and often confuse them?

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