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The Awakening (1980)

 -  Horror  -  October 1980 (USA)
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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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Matthew Corbeck
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Jane Turner
Jill Townsend ...
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
Michael Mellinger ...
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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According to Allmovie, "this [film] is basically Warner Brothers' attempt to jump on the big-budget horror bandwagon in the wake of The Omen (1976)'s staggering success". See more »

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When Jane and Matt discover the tomb entrance, Jane reads the hieroglyphic inscription from left to right, but the direction in which the inscription is written is right to left, as shown by the birds in it which face the start of the line by convention. See more »

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Version of Mystery and Imagination: The Curse of the Mummy (1970) See more »

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Where all good horror tales of Egypt should go.
14 April 2007 | by (Central City, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

A beautifully atmospheric movie in the genre of Mummy movies and a cut above most of the others. This one is a personal favorite of mine, and Heston once again shows why he has been consistently popular with the movie going public for a half century now. As a driven archaeologist he manages to bring ruin down upon himself by once again failing to heed warnings to not disturb the resting place of a particular burial. As he is opening the tomb, miles away his daughter is being born at the same moment. The two events will come together in the future to cause a catastrophe. The pace here is somewhat slower than most horror films but allows you to get more deeply into the characters. Just a good movie for those who like such things.


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