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The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Thriller | Mystery  -  8 May 1980 (USA)
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After an archeological expedition discovers the tomb of the Egyptian king Tutankhamen, many of the scientists, engineers and workmen begin mysteriously dying off.

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When archaeologists open up the tomb of the Egyptian pharoah Tutenankamen, they see an inscription that places a curse on anyone who violates the tomb. Soon people who were involved with the excavation begin dying mysteriously. Written by Anonymous

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A forgotten gem
14 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The world is filled with so many wondrous things. From the various species of the oceans, to the castles of Europe and beyond. People who've gone before us left many treasures. What if some of these things were cursed? There have been stories surrounding the discovery of many artifacts where people were hurt or even killed. One of, perhaps the most famous of these is when the tomb of King Tutankhamun was uncovered. It was only a matter of time before someone made a film about it. 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' this ain't, but on it's own merits it's well above average.

Pros: Solid performances. Excellent score. Nice production design. Beautiful photography of the Egyptian landscape and monuments. Suspenseful. Well-paced. Quite good direction, keeping the film from looking made for TV.

Cons: Not groundbreaking. Feels a few minutes too long.

Final thoughts: A mix of fact and fiction doesn't always turn out so well. However, in this case the result is 90+ minutes of old fashioned mystery fun. It may not have monsters or elaborate effects, but it has plenty of thrills and is competently done all across the board.

My rating: 4/5


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