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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 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.

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Horror

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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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It's Mummies, it's Zombies...and it's boredom!
2 April 2006 | by Jasper P. MorganSee all my reviews

One of the worst horror movies I've ever seen. During the first few minutes everybody who didn't read the credits and rather smooched with his girlfriend would recognize this movie as Italian-made. Poor atmosphere, poor effects, and lots of talking. Despite other Italian horror movies there are no scenes of nudity, the beautiful actresses even get to take a moonlight bath clad with bikinis - maybe the director didn't want to shock the mummy with the view of naked girls? Well, as soon as the mummy awakes and goes on a rampage strangling its victims to death, its long-dead servants awake as well and go on a rampage eating people in a zombie-style manner. Now, why would they feast on their victims and the mummy wouldn't? The special effects are poor, the showdown is poor (a burning shed and a mummy that wouldn't burn...) and the acting is poor. Shy away from it, folks, as you would from an ancient Egyptian tomb! This movie gives you nightmares - but not about the mummy but about the money you wasted renting or buying it and the time you wasted watching it. Jasper P. Morgan


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