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Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)

PG | | Horror | 17 May 1972 (USA)
An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young girl and strange things start to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Professor Julian Fuchs
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Margaret Fuchs / Queen Tera
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Corbeck
Hugh Burden ...
Geoffrey Dandridge
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Professor Berrigan
Mark Edwards ...
Tod Browning
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Helen Dickerson
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Doctor Putnum
David Markham ...
Doctor Burgess
Joan Young ...
Mrs. Caporal
James Cossins ...
Older Male Nurse
David Jackson ...
Young Male Nurse
Jonathan Burn ...
Saturnine Young Man
Graham James ...
Youth in Museum
Tamara Ustinov ...
Veronica
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An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young girl and strange things start to happen. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A severed hand beckons from an open grave!

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17 May 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blod från mumiens grav  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the character Tod Browning is an homage to the director of such horrors as Dracula (1931). See more »

Goofs

In the burial scene the dead princess is still breathing. See more »

Quotes

Corbeck: The meek shall NOT inherit the earth. They can't be trusted with it.
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Sunbronze Danny Boy as Tod's Cat See more »

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Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Mummy's Curse (2013) See more »

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The Temple
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Music by Monia Liter (uncredited)
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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Understated horror in classic style, with fine performances
17 May 1999 | by (Boston, Mass.) – See all my reviews

This difficult-to-find gem (my copy is a bootleg--sorry about that) sorts oddly with the kind of trash Hammer studios was churning out in the early 70s--Lust for a Vampire and that sort of thing. The production seemed to be under a curse of its own--Peter Cushing was involved for the first two days of shooting but then had to leave due to his wife's death; director Seth Holt had nearly finished the film and then died of a heart attack. The final film, finished by Hammer producer Michael Carreras, was described as barely coherent in magazine reviews of the time, but makes perfect sense to this viewer. It's in the style of Don't Look Now, Rosemary's Baby, or Night of Dark Shadows--a story of the supernatural slowly seeping into a modern day setting, with fine character performances, especially from Andrew Keir, James Villiers and Rosalie Crutchley. Leading lady Valerie Leon was dubbed--not sure by whom, but the voice is effective.

This is an unusual tale for those who like subtly constructed stories with a focus upon character and atmosphere. The occasional schlock element doesn't really detract at all from the sinister thrall of the film's design.


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