The Awakening (1980, dir. Mike Newell)

An Egyptologist becomes obsessed with a tomb discovery. Stolid adaptation of Stoker’s The Jewel of Seven Stars, here retooled to emulate the success of The Omen series. Great Jack Cardiff cinematography and some keen location work, and it’s good to see Heston in unsympathetic mode, but this a duff, unscary movie nevertheless. Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb is another version.

Here’s the trailer.

Also, the full movie, legally and for free here.

Author: Eamonn

Writes. Latest: 2019: East of England - a noir thriller. Other books: Benches of Louth (2018); Juggernaut: a sequel to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2017); Torc, (2016); The Prospect of This City (2015). Twitter: @eamonngriffin

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