Wednesday, October 31, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Movie 2

I managed to squeeze in one last movie for this year's Countdown.

In Egypt in 1900, a mummy is uncovered that comes with a curse than anyone involved with the opening of its tomb will die. There's also an amulet that can reanimate the dead which is used to bring the mummy back to life. The mummy then proceeds to carry out the curse before being lured to his ultimate purpose.

The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) is perfectly watchable, but one of Hammer's more ho-hum movies. There's nothing particularly new or interesting brought to the living mummy subgenre and the bulk of the characters are equally stale and passive. The mummy itself is not particularly imposing or interesting to look at. It's fine to pass a rainy Sunday afternoon, but not really worth seeking out, or revisiting.

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