The Mummy’s Shroud (1967)
Country: UK | Director: John Gilling
Language: English | Subtitles: English (optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 90mn
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In 1920 an archaeological expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian child prince. Returning home with their discovery, the expedition members soon find themselves being killed off by a mummy, which can be revived by reading the words off the prince’s burial shroud.
Another brilliantly bonkers offering from the Hammer studios sees a group of intrepid/foolish archaeologists attempting to uncover the tomb of Pharaoh Kah-To-Bey – needless to say, when they do so the results are profoundly cataclysmic for all involved. Arguably the best thing about this film though is Roger Delgado’s fanatical Egyptian Hasmid; he makes it his mission to resurrect Prem, the mummified chief servant to the king, and directs the ghoulish giant to slay all those involved in uncovering the tomb. Kudos also go to Michael Ripper as grovelling secretary Longbarrow, and Hammer stalwart John Philips as out-for-himself patriarch Stanley Preston, while the remainder of the cast are basically Mummy-fodder.
Garish technicolour, wooden acting from minor members of the cast, and a script that makes little sense, all add to the awfulness, making it perfect Hammer and a great way to spend a couple of hours on a dark winter’s night.