02 March 2024
The Mummy's Shroud (1967)
90 min.
Directed by John Gilling.
With Andre Morell, John Phillips, David Buck, Elizabeth Sellars, Catherine Lacey, Michael Ripper, Tim Barrett, Richard Warner, Roger Delgado, Maggie Kimberley.
Beware the beat of the cloth-wrapped feet!

Good Hammer mummy flick. Opening in ancient Egypt, this one tells the story of young Pharaoh Kah-to-bey and his servant protector Prem, led to their exile and eventual death by the little one's evil uncle.

Fast forward centuries later to 1920. Kah-to-Bey's tomb is discovered by a British archaeological expedition headed by scientist Walden (Morell) and greedy businessman Preston (Phillips).

Shouldn't be any surprise here, but the mummy Prem awakens, and begins a tour of revenge upon the entire team who disturbed his charge's slumber.

The undead Prem administers death by snake bites, strangulation, acid in the face and more. Good stuff!

Well shot, with a decent pace, this is a nice addition to the Hammer mummy canon.

This is the third entry in Hammer's unofficial Mummy franchise.

The studio followed their smash hit The Mummy in 1959, with The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb in 1964, this entry, and finally Blood from the Mummy's Tomb in 1971.

Directed by John Gilling, who helmed several other notable horror films for Hammer, including Shadow of the Cat in 1961, and the excellent Plague of the Zombies in 1966.

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