Blood from the Mummy's Tomb
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb is a 1971 British horror film starring Andrew Keir, Valerie Leon, and James Villiers. This was director Seth Holt's final film, and was loosely adapted from Bram Stoker's 1903 novel The Jewel of Seven Stars. The film was released as the support feature to Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde. Another film based on Stoker's The Jewel of Seven Stars, The Awakening, was released in 1980.
An expedition led by Professor Fuchs (Keir) locates the unmarked tomb of Tera (Leon) an evil Egyptian queen. A cabal of priests drugged her into a state of suspended animation and buried all of her evil relics with her. Fuchs is obsessed with Tera and takes her mummy and sarcophagus back to England, where he secretly recreates her tomb under his house. For days "before her birthday," his daughter Margaret (also Leon) - who bears an uncanny resemblance to Tera and was born at the instant they recited her name - has recurring nightmares. Fuchs gives her the old queen's ring and tells her to "wear it always." Of course, this only makes matters worse. Queen Tera's evil power begins to tempt Margaret, as she learns how she's feared by her father's former colleagues.
|director||Michael Carreras Seth Holt|
|keywords||ancient ritual awaken build bury crush drug grapple lurk mummy obsess sole survivor suspended animation|
|productionCompany||Hammer Film Productions|
|publisher||American International Pictures EMI Films#MGM-EMI|