In 1920 an archaeological expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian child prince. Returning home with their discovery, the expedition members soon find themselves being killed off by a mummy, which can be revived by reading the words off the prince's burial shroud.
Jeremy Lunt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Beware the beat of the cloth-wrapped feet!
Did You Know?
Director John Gilling
's third and last film for Hammer. Gilling was reputedly very unhappy with the finished product and in later interviews would often cite it as his worst film. He would shift his work to TV immediately after, working on such shows as Department S
(1969), The Champions
(1968) and The Saint
(1962), before making one final feature Cross of the Devil
(1975). Gilling then retired and moved to Australia where he spent most of his time painting up until his death in 1984. See more
At the start, Prem has just laid his master's body to rest and walks outside into the desert. There is a low evening 'sun' and his shadow is cast on the faraway mountains and sky revealing them as a backdrop only 4 or 5 feet away. See more
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'X' rating. All cuts were waived in 1995 when released on home video with a 'PG' certificate under the Lumiere Pictures label and all subsequent releases have been certificated 'PG' on their website since 2003. See more