Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb | Hammer 1971 | Valerie Leon, Andrew Keir

Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb | Hammer 1971 | Valerie Leon, Andrew Keir

Hammer Films were notorious for producing lurid posters promising all manners of thrills that their movies repeatedly failed to deliver. This late entry must be the only mummy film in which the cloth wrapped corpse fails to put in an appearance! Sourced from Stoker’s novel Jewel of the Seven Stars it focuses instead on the daughter of an archaeologist who is possessed by the spirit of an ancient Egyptian princess. A modest chiller, it withholds the best shock to last. Incidentally, the production suffered its own curse. Peter Cushing’s wife died and he had to be replaced, then director Seth Holt died days before completion.

cast
Valerie Leon as Margaret Fuchs / Queen Tera
Andrew Keir as Professor Julian Fuchs
James Villiers as Corbeck
Hugh Burden as Geoffrey Dandridge
George Coulouris as Professor Berrigan
Mark Edwards as Tod Browning
Rosalie Crutchley as Helen Dickerson
Aubrey Morris as Doctor Putnum
David Markham as Doctor Burgess
Joan Young as Mrs. Caporal
James Cossins as Older Male Nurse
David Jackson as Young Male Nurse
Jonathan Burn as Saturnine Young Man
Graham James as Youth in Museum
Tamara Ustinov as Veronica

crew
Director: Seth Holt, Michael Carreras
Script: Christopher Wicking
Novel: Bram Stoker

UK | 94 minutes | 1971

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