When a team of archaeologists brings the mummified body of an Egyptian queen to London, strange powers are unleashed and a series of terrible events occur.
With hardly a bandage in sight, director Seth Holt tried to radically rethink the mummy genre, and largely succeeded in creating a fascinating fantasy with a uniquely menacing atmosphere dripping in delicious irony.
Sadly, Holt died during shooting. Hammer boss Michael Carreras took over and the film is not as interesting as it should have been. The same story was the basis for The Awakening in 1980.