“She who is buried here shall henceforth have no name, shall cease to exist in the minds of man as she has ceased to exist in life.” Well, she has a name and she is remembered. Not much of a curse, ay? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Jeff Mohr – as they take in the last, but not least, of the four Hammer mummy films, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971), sadly sans Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee.
Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 203 – Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971)
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An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young woman and strange things start to happen.
- Director: Seth Holt, Michael Carreras (uncredited)
- Writing Credits: Christopher Wicking (screenplay); Bram Stoker (from the novel by; The Jewel of Seven Stars, 1903)
- Selected Cast:
- Andrew Keir as Fuchs
- Valerie Leon as Margaret / Tera
- James Villiers as Corbeck
- Hugh Burden as Dandridge
- George Coulouris as Berigan
- Mark Edwards as Tod Browning
- Rosalie Crutchley as Helen Dickerson
- Aubrey Morris as Doctor Putnum
- David Markham as Doctor Burgess
- Joan Young as Mrs. Caporal
- James Cossins as Older Male Nurse
- David Jackson as Young Male Nurse
- Jonathan Burn as Saturnine Young Man
- Graham James as Youth In Museum
- Tamara Ustinov as Veronica
- Penelope Holt as Nurse
- Sunbronze Danny Boy as Tod’s Cat
Once again, it is time to revisit a Hammer Horror entry from their 1970s features. This time, the Grue-Crew follow dismembered hands and devious archeologists as they confront the resurrection of the evil Egyptian Queen with no name. By the way, her name is Tera. Shhhh… don’t tell. Andrew Kier does an admirable job stepping in for Peter Cushing (after only a day’s shooting) to lead the heroic defense alongside the beautiful Valerie Leon against the Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971).
At the time of this writing, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb is available to stream from Wicked Horror TV and various PPV sources. The film is available on physical media as a Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.
Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode, chosen by Jeff, will be Killdozer (1974), based on the 1944 Theodore Sturgeon novella and starring Clint Walker, Carl Betz, Robert Urich, and Neville Brand. You asked for it! Really. You did.
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