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Dawn of the Mummy (1981)

Unrated | | Horror | 11 December 1981 (USA)
A group of fashion models disturb the tomb of a mummy and revive an ancient curse. Along with the mummy rising, slaves who were buried in the desert thousands of years before, also rise, with a craving for human flesh.

Director:

Frank Agrama

Writers:

Daria Price (screenplay), Ronald Dobrin (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Brenda Siemer Scheider ... Lisa (as Brenda King)
Barry Sattels Barry Sattels ... Bill
George Peck George Peck ... Rick
John Salvo John Salvo ... Gary
Ibrahim Khan Ibrahim Khan ... Karib
Joan Levy Joan Levy ... Jenny
Ellen Faison Ellen Faison ... Melinda (as Ellene Faison)
Diane Beatty Diane Beatty ... June
Ali Gohar Ali Gohar ... Tarak
Ahmed Rateb Ahmed Rateb ... Omar (as Ahmed Ratib)
Baher Saied Baher Saied ... Egyptian
Ali Azab Ali Azab ... Egyptian
Ahmed Laban Ahmed Laban ... Egyptian
Laila Nasr ... High Priestess / Xena
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A group of fashion models disturb the tomb of a mummy and revive an ancient curse. Along with the mummy rising, slaves who were buried in the desert thousands of years before, also rise, with a craving for human flesh.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They came from the dead ... to feast on the living... [video cover] See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Mumie des Pharao See more »

Filming Locations:

The Nile Studio, Cairo, Egypt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Harmony Gold See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 27 secs by the BBFC and the same print was released on the Videospace label before the introduction of the VRA (Video Recordings Act). When the film was officially released on video in 1987 it received 1 min 43 secs of censor cuts with edits to all flesh eating scenes, an eye gouging, the stabbing of a man's head with a meat cleaver, and a woman being bitten in the neck and dragged under the sand. The cuts were waived in 2003 and the film was released unedited on the Anchor Bay label. See more »

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Pretty gory and graphic low-budget horror film.
20 October 2005 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Some fashion models and their photographers decide to shoot a fashion spread in Egypt for the fashion magazine.At the same time,three bandits are excavating the burial site of the Mummy, who was introduced during the film's opening.The two groups cross paths and the fashion photographer decides that the Mummy's tomb would make a really great backdrop.Unbeknowst for them the place is cursed and the ten foot Mummy comes back to life,bringing an army of zombies with him.A flesh-eating rampage ensues!But before that occurs,an hour of film passes by and actors act very badly.Frank Agrama's "Dawn of the Mummy" is often regarded as the goriest mummy flick ever made.It is surely loaded with lots of gore and gut munching,especially during its last 30 minutes,so fans of splatter should be pleased.Still the action is rather dull and the film offers nothing fresh or new.However if you are a gore-hound you may give it a try.7 out of 10.


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