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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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Anne Corbeck
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Margaret Corbeck
Patrick Drury ...
Paul Whittier
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Hamid
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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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Star Charlton Heston plays an Englishman in this movie. Previously, Heston had played English characters in both Khartoum (1966) and The Prince and the Pauper (1977), where Heston had played General Gordon and Henry VIII respectively. In all three movies, Heston played a Britisher who was older than his actual age. Heston has said in an interview that throughout his career he has often portrayed men who were older than he actually was in real life. 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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