FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Mar 2, 2009

Dawn of the Mummy

So. Dawn of the Mummy (1981). Is it the best movie I've ever seen? No, of course not.

However...is it the best movie I've ever seen about a bunch of fashion models who decide to do a photo shoot inside a cursed tomb and either their general desecration of said tomb OR the heat from the lights they've set up cause the mummy to come back to life, his "army of the undead" to rise, and the mummies to verrrry slowly kill the fashion models? In a word, yes.

Mummies, by the way, act like zombies, but they can also use weapons. Who knew? The makers of Dawn of the Mummy knew. And now you know, so you can prepare yourself should you ever find a mummy slowly shuffling after you while you're having your picture taken inside his final resting place. This is the best Monday ever!

8 comments:

Nowtas said...

Many, MANY happy memories of this interminably long, sh*tty movie just came rushing back. Thanks FGS!

BloodPepsi said...

I like this one for some reason. Disembowelments galore..if I remember correctly.

-Ben

Bill Walsh said...

Wait…the lights’ heat revived the mummy? So, he was just… cold?

Stacie Ponder said...

Geez, Bill, you obviously don't know anything about science. Yes, the heat from the lights totally revived him!

Bill Walsh said...

I'm clearly out of date. Back in my day, you had to whip up some tana-leaf tea or at least read from the Black Book of the Dead at Hamunaptra (the Hamunaptra?!).

Update those textbooks, dammit!

monokulture said...

I'm thinking of re-editing this classic piece of documentary filmaking into a public service announcement.

I figure a mass mummy uprising is overdue, what with global warming and all that jazz.

Dan said...

The middle of this flick drags on endlessly but if you can suffer through it director Frank Agrama (who also directed QUEEN KONG and was a major force behind the Robotech franchise!) rewards us with some nice mummy/zombie gut-munching. After seeing it I know why the flick has such ardent detractors *and* fans. But it's totally worth watching for the guy who plays Rick.

mcacciatore said...

Don't Jive! This movie is actually an unintentionaly relased travelogue from Egg Wiped.