THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB (1964)
Article #1133 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 4-21-2004
Posting Date: 9-18-2004
Directed by Michael Carreras
Featuring Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark
Members of an expedition that uncovered the mummy of Ra-Antef find themselves under a curse that results in their deaths.
With a title like THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB, you can safely assume that the movie’s main attraction will be scenes of a mummy on the loose killing people. Ultimately, that’s what the movie provides. Unfortunately, the mummy does not appear until well into the movie, and other than a gruesome opening murder, the first half of the movie is one of the most uninvolving talkfests I’ve seen in a long while. It’s a bit of a shame; there is at least one interesting secret identity to uncover in the movie, and the final sequence is very effective, but the movie makes it a little difficult to reach that point without the use of the fast-forward button. As it is, this follow-up to Hammer’s THE MUMMY is a disappointment that could have used a rewrite of the first half of the movie.