Blood From The Mummy's Tomb DVD Andrew Keir
Based on Bram Stoker's novel JEWEL OF THE SEVEN STARS, this mummy movie from Hammer Studios does not have so much as one bandage wrapped zombie in any of its frames. It does, however, have the fetching Valerie Leon, in a performance that would make her an icon for Hammer, as the vessel for a long dead Egyptian queen. Leon plays Margaret, a young woman plagued by nightmares of Queen Tera, who looks exactly like her, being sealed into a tomb by a group of priests. When her archaeologist father, Julian Fuchs, gives her a ring that had belonged to Tera, it sets into motion a series of supernatural events that are destined to end with the evil Tera's rebirth. A popular success at the time of its release, BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB, a creepy, intelligent, and original take on the genre, stands as one of Hammer Studios' best films.