The Tomb (1986)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Fantasy  |  31 October 1986 (USA)
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A tomb robber steals artifacts from an unmarked tomb in Egypt and sells them to different archeologists in America. This displeases the immortal woman whose tomb has been desecrated, so she... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Howard Phillips
Mr. Andoheb
Helen (as Susan Stokey)
David Manners
John Banning (as David Pearson)
George Hoth ...
Dr. Stewart
Stu Weltman ...
Det. Sullivan
Frank McDonald ...
Officer Ullman
Jack Frankel ...
Dr. Manners
Peter Conway ...
Customs agent #1
Brad Arrington ...
Customs agent #2
Emmanuel Shipov ...


A tomb robber steals artifacts from an unmarked tomb in Egypt and sells them to different archeologists in America. This displeases the immortal woman whose tomb has been desecrated, so she follows the artifacts to America, where she busies herself extracting revenge for the theft. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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Buried alive - her evil cannot be contained forever. See more »


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Release Date:

31 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La tumba  »

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$185,000 (estimated)

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The script for this film was written in ten days. See more »


Referenced in Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992) See more »

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One of Fred Olen Ray's Best...

...And I don't really know if that is saying a lot either. The Tomb tells the story of some stupid robber in Egypt disrupting the sacred tomb of an Egyptian sorceress, dead and yet still alive. The guy sells the artifacts found in the tomb, and the mummy(wearing low-cut outfits, breasts popping out here and there, and speaking as though she was picked up off of Hollywood Boulevard) goes to Los Angelos to get them back so she can perform a ritual sacrifice and stay young. Alright, the story is not too good, but the film is entertaining. For one of Ray's films, the acting is better than usual. Some nice performances by horror veterans Cameron Mitchell(he does a real fine job) and John Carradine in his five minutes of film raise the film from being strictly mundane. Throw in some great music and lots of T & A(a Ray specialty it seems...he even has Kitten Nativadad as a stripper in one scene doing some entertaining back-breaking bouncing) for extra measure. Let's not forget Sybil Danning too. Yep, she is in the film in the first five minutes only in what can be described as nothing more than a throw-away cameo. Her presence seems to be totally unnecessary, although I really am not complaining. Sure this film is a cheap B movie, but what the heck. Fred Olen Ray is living a lifetime dream of creating movies. His affection for the horror genre is obvious when he makes a point of giving cameos and roles to the likes of Mitchell, Carradine, and in other movies Robert Quarry, Carroll Borland, Kirk Allyn, and many more. He is not hiring them for their billing potential. It is nonexistent except to people like me who like to remember those fond memories of another time. He hires them for his love of their work. He gives characters in his movie names like Howard Phillips(named for H. P. Lovecraft) and David Manners(the actor who starred in the original Mummy as the heroic lead). It is easy for me and others to denegrate his work, and I have in other reviews, but like them or not...I applaud the fact that he went out and made them. Kudos Mr. Ray!

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