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Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Keir ...
Professor Julian Fuchs
Valerie Leon ...
Margaret Fuchs / Queen Tera
James Villiers ...
Corbeck
Hugh Burden ...
Geoffrey Dandridge
George Coulouris ...
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 magic powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young girl and strange things starts 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:

Aima ap' ton tafo tis moumias  »

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Trivia

There is a sign at 8 minutes and 14 seconds that read's: To Let and the Realtor is Neame and Skeggs. It is a nice touch by Hammers art director Roy Skeggs. See more »

Goofs

Every time the sarcophagus is opened, the lid is simply slid across. Yet the girl inside, headdress and all, is elevated above the base by at least 6 inches. See more »

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Corbeck: The meek shall NOT inherit the earth. They can't be trusted with it.
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Music by Monia Liter
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Beautiful…both the actress and the film!
27 January 2004 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Blood from the mummy's tomb is a ravishing addition to the mummy genre…the most stylish and elegant sub genre of horror. Based on writings by Bram Stoker and produced by the British expert company Hammer ( near the end of their reign in the field ), this film is not to be missed by fans of breath-taking stories, stunning legends and historical settings. Margaret ( the astonishing beauty and hottie, Valerie Léon ) often suffers from nightmares in which she dreams about an ancient Queen of Darkness ( the astonishing beauty and hottie, Valerie Léon ). Due to the confessions of her father and his fellow Egyptologists, Margaret soon finds out that she shares a lot more with Queen Tera then just the good looks. Possessed by the Egyptian Queen and influenced by a greedy vulture-scientist, Margaret slowly becomes the resurrection of Tera. I've read quite a share of negative reviews on this film but I strongly disagree…perhaps I'm a bit biased because I love mummies and stories about the ancient Egypt, but even from a subjective point of view, I think this film belongs to the greatest last efforts Hammer achieved. James Villiers gives away the best acting performance as Corbeck. He's an unscrupulous scientist who clearly enjoys the diabolical games he plays. Lovely!! Blood from the Mummy's Tomb breaths an irresistible atmosphere and makes great use of terrific relics and settings. The film also contains a rather large amount of gruesome sequences and bloody make-up. …But, why am I typing all these things to convince you?!? Perhaps it's enough to tell you that the heavenly beauty Léon has multiple cleavage scenes!!


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