Monday, February 16, 2015

BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB / EMI Films, Hammer Film Productions - 1971

It's another day at The Dungeon, this time we gots a deadly little mummy flick that doesn't even have an actual mummuy! It's all about an archaeological expedition that brings the coffin of an Egyptian queen to London. Known for her magic powers, her spirit returns in the form of a young girl. Some think that the production was cursed itself, first, Peter Cushing was involved for the first two days of shooting but had to leave due to his wife's death, then, director Seth Holt had nearly finished the film when he died of a heart attack!

Here's a nice little sound clip from this Hammer flick, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our mummy latrine, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's... BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB!

In a flashback, the Queen gets a good snort of blood to give her immortality.

Here are James Villiers and my favorite bad guy, George Coulouris. James was in THESE ARE THE DAMNED, REPULSION and THE NANNY, George was in THE MAN WITHOUT A BODY, THE WOMAN EATER and CLOCKWORK ORANGE. They were both part of the expedition to Egypt and have the Queen's mystical ring in their possession.

I just couldn't resist showing this interesting still of Valerie Leon as Margaret, soon to be taken over by the Queen's spirit.

Another flashback has the expedition back in Egypt during the opening of the sarcophagus.

Back to the present, one of the members of the expedition gets a visit from an angry Egyptian god. Love that awesome hallway, wish I had one!

Margaret is possessed by the Queen and she deep sixes Doctor Putnum, played by the great character actor, Aubrey (BLOOD BEAST FROM OUTER SPACE) Morris.

The Egyptian gods are angry and ready for revenge!!

James Villiers, as Corbeck, gets his just desserts, a blood sundae!

There's Andrew (QUATERMASS AND THE PIT) Keir as Fuchs, trying to end the madness, but, gets stabbed and dies from the wound.

Then, the whole place collapses from the torrent of ancient evil forces!

Margaret ends up in the hospital after the incident, only to still be possessed by the dead Queen! Tune in Wednesday for more February Madness, here at The Dungeon...

1 comment:

Greg Goodsell said...

While he has a thankless victim role in this film, the fabulous Aubrey Morris also played the detestable Mr. Deltoid in Stanley Kubrick's A CLOCKWORK ORANGE that very same year!

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