In the early seventies, Hammer Films, the founding fathers of British horror films, were looking for new ways to present their favorite horror subjects to the public. They had already made three versions on the classic theme of "the curse of the mummy." But for their fourth film, also based on plundered tombs and Egyptian curses, they wanted to try something new. Screenwriter Chris Wieking deviated from the usual "early 20th century" time frame for these films and set the story, which he based on the novel Jewel of the Seven Stars by Stam, Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, in the present day.
Valerie Leon plays the daughter of an explorer who becomes obsessed with the spirit of a dead Egyptian princess. The moment her tomb is opened, the princess takes revenge on those who violated her tomb and her victims are terrorised, not, as usual, by a mummy in bandages, but by a series of cruel and terrifying objects such as a statue of a snake or a severed hand.
Blood from the mummy's tomb
Total playing time:94 min.
Product:1 VHS band
- Thorn EMI Video VHS 90 0582 2