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Cast: Danny Glover, William McNamara, Andrea Monier, Robin Steffen, Philip Marlatt, Eric Young, Michael Cortez
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 Codex 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 quenched 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.
"Day of the Mummy" is a straight to video horror film that tells the story of Jack Wells who joins a group of Archaeologists out to find the tomb of the cursed king Neferu. Wells is also looking to find the Codex Stone, a diamond that is supposed to possess amazing power. But when king Neferu returns from the dead everyone is put in a life or death situation.
One of the problems with this POV style film is that there really is not much in the way of horror, the film to me was more an adventure with a bit of action in it. I would not normally mind that either but the story took way to long to get to the action, there is just too much talking and nothing else happening for a good portion of the film.
I was not very excited about the film after seeing the trailer for it and the POV style did not look promising either but as it turned out I was not that distracted by the POV style but in the end the film just did not have enough suspense or action in it for me and the mummy was not in the film enough either.
A few things I did like about the film was the location of Venezuela which was beautiful to look at times and I thought the cast did a good job all things considered including Danny Glover and William McNamara. Besides thoseo two things I could not find much to like really, the film is just too slow for it's own good and the end never does pay off.
"Day of the Mummy" is available on DVD now, you can order it HERE.
I was not expecting Brendan Fraser's Mummy here but I was hoping for something a bit more exciting.
Released by Image Entertainment
** Out Of *****