The moon rises at a predestined angle and awakens the sleeping Dr. Phibes three years later. To his dismay, he finds his house has been demolished and his papyrus scrolls stolen, the scrolls he needs to find the Pharoah's Tomb in Egypt, where the River of Life flows. After identifying the source of the papyrus theft, he packs and leaves for Egypt with his assistant Vulnavia, still intent upon awakening his dead wife Victoria. The parties responsible for the theft of Phibes' scrolls suffer an attrition problem as Inspector Trout chases him across the world.Written by
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When Trout and Waverley stop their car in the desert to consult a map, Waverley points left and states that Cairo lies in that direction, then points right and says that the Red Sea is in that direction. Cairo is west of the Red Sea, so logically he's just pointed west, then east. Waverley then looks forward and tells Trout that England lies that way. They are actually looking south, with their backs to the correct direction. See more »
Phibes must have used that storm last night as cover.
Used it? He probably summoned it!
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Once more the cast credits are split into several sections: the protagonists, the girl, the law, the victims and interested parties. See more »
The French language version features different music during the opening recap sequence. See more »
Dr. Phibes rises from his grave 3 years after entering and goes on a quest for immortality. This one was about as good as the original, I thought, with another batch of really neat ways to kill folks. Good to see Robert Quarry again; I remember him well from that excellent old film "Count Yorga, Vampire", a real scare treat. This was a fun, funny movie to view, I recommend it highly.
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