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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.

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Cast overview:
... Lisa (as Brenda King)
Barry Sattels ... Bill
George Peck ... Rick
John Salvo ... Gary
Ibrahim Khan ... Karib
Joan Levy ... Jenny
Ellen Faison ... Melinda (as Ellene Faison)
Diane Beatty ... June
Ali Gohar ... Tarak
Ahmed Rateb ... Omar (as Ahmed Ratib)
Baher Saied ... Egyptian
Ali Azab ... Egyptian
Ahmed Laban ... Egyptian
... 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.

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Pretty gory and graphic low-budget horror film.
20 October 2005 | by See 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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