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Monday, 21 December 2015

The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)

Hammer's second Mummy feature has a dramatic title, but the actual film is pretty standard stuff for the most part: a tomb is raided and soon afterwards the people associated die off in mysterious circumstances.
Interestingly, it's not a sequel to the previous film. Instead, it moves from Egypt in the year 1900 to London with an entirely new wronged party being resurrected, a one-time Prince of Egypt.
Having none of the studio's regular stars on-board shouldn't really be a handicap, but it kind of is. The stand out scenes are the bandaged menace's first appearance and the long, rolling tour of the tomb interiors.

2 special interests out of 5

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