An expedition heads for Egypt to exhume the mummy of a pharaoh for a museum, but they are unprepared for the intervention of the pharaoh’s slave.
Hammer could never resist dabbling with the dark forces of ancient Egypt, but this third descent into the mummy’s tomb was one of the studio’s least accomplished horrors.
After dwelling a bit too long in the land of the pharaohs, the action shifts to 1920 as Sir Basil Walden’s (André Morell) expedition ventures into the vault.
We know it’s doomed because it’s sponsored by treasure-seeking rogue Stanley Preston (John Phillips) and local malcontent Hasmid Ali (Roger Delgado) knows the spell to revive the avenging mummy.
There are some particularly grisly murders and a terrific finale, but it’s mostly dry as dust.
Sir Basil Walden
Claire de Sangre
Chief Inspector Barrani