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The Awakening (1980)

R | | Horror | 31 October 1980 (USA)
An archeologist discovers his daughter is possessed by the spirit of an Egyptian queen. To save mankind he must destroy her.

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Anne Corbeck
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Margaret Corbeck
Patrick Drury ...
Paul Whittier
Bruce Myers ...
Dr. Khalid
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Dr. El Sadek
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Dr. Richter
Ahmed Osman ...
Yussef
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Dr. Kadira
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Hamid
Leonard Maguire ...
John Matthews
Ishia Bennison ...
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Madhav Sharma ...
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Michael Halphie ...
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An American archaeologist is in Egypt with his pregnant wife, searching for the tomb of a long-lost Egyptian queen. At the same moment he discovers the tomb and opens it's accursed seal, his wife gives birth to his daughter. Years later it transpires that the malevolent spirit of the Egyptian queen left the tomb just as he was entering, and possessed his baby girl. As the truth becomes clear, the archaeologist realizes that he must destroy his daughter in a ceremonial ritual, before she uses her awesome powers to threaten the safety of mankind. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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They thought they had buried her forever!

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31 October 1980 (USA)  »

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A Maldição do Vale dos Faraós  »

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The movie was the second theatrical filmed adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel "The Jewel of Seven Stars" in a decade. The first had been Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971) released around nine years earlier. See more »

Goofs

The shard of glass that stabs Jane in the neck. Before the shard falls from the panel, the pointy end is facing downwards. However, when it stabs Jane, the pointy end is facing upwards. See more »

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Ankara Streets
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Music by Ali Isfahan (i.e. John Leach
KPM Music
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An Egyptologist's daughter's life becomes entwined with in her father's obsession to revive the mummy of an evil queen.
26 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are any kind of Egypt enthusiast, you will love this! The university lecture, the tomb scenes, the obsession with research, the special organ jars (spelling of which "c a n o p i c" is denied by IMDb!) -- it is all well done and fun. Having taught ancient Egyptian history for many years, I find that this movie is filled with great realia and references to the rich mythology of Egypt. I routinely showed it to my 6th grade ancient history class! The plot moves well and there is a great sense of rising action and suspense. The acting is solid, and the music and the filming are well done. I really have no idea why this film has been rated so low by the viewers. Please see yourself and boost the rating on this fine piece of suspenseful work!


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