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Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)

PG  |   |  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 ...
Fuchs
Valerie Leon ...
Margaret / Tera
James Villiers ...
Corbeck
Hugh Burden ...
Dandridge
George Coulouris ...
Berrigan
Mark Edwards ...
Tod Browning
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Helen Dickerson
...
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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The name of the character Tod Browning is an homage to the director of such horrors as Dracula (1931). See more »

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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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Entertaining Egyptian horror yarn featuring the killer cleavage of Valerie Leon!
11 May 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Blood From The Mummy's Tomb' isn't one of Hammer's very best, but it's still a ripping yarn about an expedition to Egypt which inadvertently awakens the powers of an evil Egyptian Queen with disastrous results. The movie is based on a Bram Stoker novel I'm not familiar with so I can't vouch for how faithful the adaptation is, but I found it to be extremely entertaining viewing. Andrew Keir, who had previously played Professor Quatermass in Hammer's excellent 'Quatermass And The Pit', is the leader of the expedition, and the stunning Valerie Leon, best known as a regular in the 'Carry On' series, plays the duel role of his daughter and the evil Queen Tera. The movie is full of thrills and chills, a strong supporting cast (including James Villers and the wonderful Aubrey Morris), and good production values, but I must admit I was as much mesmerized by Ms. Leon's killer cleavage as anything else on the screen! Hubba hubba! 'Blood From The Mummy's Tomb' is more remembered for the so-called curse during its production, but it deserves more than that. It's yet another enjoyable movie from the underrated Hammer studios, and is definitely worth a look. And not just to perv on Valerie Leon!


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