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Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971)

Statuesque Valerie Leon is an archaeologist’s daughter possessed by the spirit of an ancient Egyptian queen in this cult Hammer horror based on Bram Stoker’s The Jewel of Seven Stars.

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.

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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.

Professor Fuchs
Andrew Keir
Margaret Fuchs/Tera
Valerie Leon
Corbeck
James Villiers
Dandridge
Hugh Burden
Berigan
George Coulouris
Tod Browning
Mark Edwards
Helen Dickerson
Rosalie Crutchley
Dr Putnum
Aubrey Morris
Dr Burgess
David Markham
Mrs Caporal
Joan Young
Veronica
Tamara Ustinov

Director
Seth Holt
Michael Carreras