Day of the Mummy – USA, 2014

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‘An ancient evil has been unleashed’

Day of the Mummy is a 2014 American horror feature film directed by Johnny Tabor (Eaters; Hideous) from a screenplay by Garry Charles (Sinister Visions; Cute Little Buggers).

The movie stars Danny Glover, William McNamara (The Bleeding; The Wicked Within; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), Nimi (Alien Rising), Andrea Monier (Are You Scared 2; Death Connection; Black Water Vampire), Michael Cortez (Speak No Evil), Brandon deSpain, Anthony Fanelli, Philip Marlatt and Natalie De Luna.

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“Welcome to Egypt, land of the Pharaohs. A place steeped in history and legend; Gods and spiritual guides; untold wealth – and the bone-cracking, blood-spilling guardians of its riches. Jack Wells has arrived in Egypt in search of the famous diamond known as The Codix Stone. His journey leads him to the tomb of the cursed King Neferu, cursed not by name but by nature. With his centuries-old slumber disturbed by timeless human greed, the King rises from the dead with a blood-lust that cannot be staunched and a raging fury that will shred flesh from bone, bringing terrible and tormented death to all who dare witness the Day of the Mummy.”

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Reviews:

“This is a carnival haunted house-type horror movie, designed to give you a good ride rather than truly get under your skin. It’s disposable, and I doubt it’ll prove especially memorable, but for what it is Day of the Mummy is a perfectly respectable bit of fun, and well worth a look.” Ben Bussey, Brutal as Hell

“Rather than have the film’s action be filmed by somebody holding a camera, or be an after-the-event compilation of different kinds of footage, it’s recorded by a tiny camera in the main character Jack Wells’ glasses, which means that this film avoids the obligatory [to this type of film] absurd scenes where a person would rather film what’s going on rather than run…” Horror Cult Films

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” …a mummy pops out at around the 57-minute mark (of a 76-minute movie). The sub-sub-genre is slightly updated as this is a “fast-mummy” (not fast enough) but it’s still rubbish and not in the slightest bit frightening.” John Knott, Starburst Magazine

“Finally, with quarter of an hour to spare, a mummy turns up and we beg it to kill everybody. Which it almost manages in its four or five minutes of screen time, being careful to never engender any excitement while it does so […] Day of the Mummy is unfortunately a dull mess.” Phil Lunt, The British Fantasy Society

Release:

Day of the Mummy was released in the US on VOD and DVD on December 9, 2014 by RLJ/Image Entertainment.

 

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