The Mummy’s Shroud (1967)

Article 2746 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 11-12-2008
Posting Date: 2-18-2009
Directed by John Gilling
Featuring Andre Morell, John Phillips, David Buck
Country: UK

Archaelogists invade the tomb of Kah-to-Bey, and find themselves subject to the vengeful wrath of his mummified guardian Prem.

When I first saw this movie about twenty years ago, I found it utterly boring and thoroughly predictable. I like it a little better on reviewing; some of the characters and performers are interesting, and the disintegration scene at the end of the movie is nicely done. Still, it doesn’t change my feeling that the movie is routine; it takes way too long to get going, and the story is standard mummy’s curse fare. Furthermore, the mummy makeup is particularly weak in this one. Perhaps more than any of the other Hammer horrors I’ve seen, this one feels churned out.

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