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The Awakening (1980)

 -  Horror  -  31 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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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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Charlton Heston said of this film in a 1979 interview: "I've read biographies of prominent Egyptologists such as Howard Carter and Brested. The film is based on a book by Bram Stoker who wrote it long before any Egyptian mummies were ever found. In fact, the discovery of an intact Royal tomb has only occurred once in history; Carter's discovery of Tutankamun, and everything in this film is keyed to that because it's the only material available". 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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Tension, thriller, suspense, and unsettling images set in Egypt and London.
4 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

A veteran archaeologist(Charlton Heston) in Valley of Kings, Egypt, discovers the coffin of a nasty queen ( Hatsetsupt ?) but open the tomb , the mummy's spirit is transfered to his baby daughter (one time grown-up is played by Stephanie Zimbalist), born from his wife (Jill Townsend) at that moment. His spouse flees and Heston falls in love with his archeology's partner(Susanna York).

This supernatural picture based on Bram Stoker's novel is packed with thrills, chills,suspense and wonderful outdoors from Egypt. The chief excitement lies in watching that new and innocent victim can be executed (Omen-alike) by the Egyptian mummy. The movie is full of grisly killings, terror, shocks and several eerie scenes. It displays a mysterious and sinister atmosphere, while the look is suitable spooky and frightening, the plot spreads to breaking point and the final turns out to be a bit frustrating. Appears as secondary Ian McDiarmid , today famous for his role as Chanciller Palpatine in Star Wars and Myrian Margolies who appears in Harry Potter films. Colorful cinematography by the classic Jack Cardiff and good musical score is composed by Claude Bolling. The motion picture is professionally directed by Mike Newell. He's a nice director film-making for BB television, dramas as ¨Enchanted April¨, ¨Mona Lisa smile¨, who achieved success as ¨Donnie Brasco¨and ¨Four wedding and a funeral¨, furthermore ¨Adventures of young Indiana Jones¨ series and ¨Harry Potter and goblet fire¨,among others.The film will appeal to Charlton Heston fans and Egyptian theme fonds.


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