|Blood from the Mummy's Tomb|
|Title:||Blood from the Mummy's Tomb|
|Directed by:||Seth Holt|
|Written by:||Christopher Wicking|
|Produced by:||Howard Brandy|
|Music by:||Tristram Cary|
|Edited by:||Peter Weatherley|
|Distributed by:||Hammer Film Productions; American International Pictures|
|Released:||October 14th, 1971 |
May 17th, 1972 
|Running time:||94 min.|
|Previous:||The Mummy's Shroud (1967)|
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb is a British horror film of the mummy monster subgenre. It was primarily directed by Seth Holt, with Michael Carreras completing the film and was written by Christopher Wicking. The movie was produced by Hammer Film Productions and distributed through American International Pictures in the United States. It premiered in the United Kingdom on October 14th, 1971. It was first released in the United States on May 17th, 1972.
|Andrew Keir||Professor Julian Fuchs|
|Valerie Leon||Margaret Fuchs/Queen Tera|
|Hugh Burden||Geoffrey Dandridge|
|George Coulouris||Professor Berrigan|
|Mark Edwards||Tod Browning|
|Rosalie Crutchley||Helen Dickerson|
|Aubrey Morris||Doctor Putnum|
|David Markham||Doctor Burgess|
|Joan Young||Mrs. Caporal|
|James Cossins||Older male nurse|
|David Jackson||Young male nurse|
|Jonathan Burn||Saturnine young man|
|Graham James||Youth in museum|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The story from this film is a loose adaptation of the novel The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker, which was first published in 1903.
- Originally, Peter Cushing had been cast in the lead role of Julian Fuchs. Cushing filmed only one day of shooting on the movie on January 11th, 1971. 
- Cushing departed from the project when he learned that his wife had been diagnosed with emphysema. He was replaced on the movie by Andrew Keir.
- Editor Peter Weatherley is given a G.B.F.E. suffix after his on-screen credit. This stands for the Guild of British Film Editors. 
- Director Seth Holt died of a sudden heart attack at Elstree Studios five weeks into shooting Blood from the Mummy's Tomb. He passed away on February 14th, 1971. Producer Michael Carreras completed direction of the film following Holt's death. He was only 47-years old. Carreras was uncredited in the capacity of director for the film. 
Fun Facts Edit
- The tagline for this films is, "A severed hand beckons from an open grave!"
- Mark Edwards plays a character named Tod Browning in this film. The character is named for director Tod Browning, who is best known for directing the 1931 horror classic Dracula.
- The boarding house featured in this film bears a sign with the name "Neame & Skeggs". This is named for actor/production designer Christopher Neame and Hammer films production supervisor Roy Skeggs.
- After Seth Holt had died, screenwriter Christopher Wicking felt as if his spirit remained, helping the rest of the crew to complete the picture. 
See also Edit
External Links Edit
- ↑ IMDB; Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971); Release info; U.K. release.
- ↑ IMDB; Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971); Release info; U.S. release.
- ↑ Maxford, Howard, Hammer, House of Horror: Behind the Screams, B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1996.
- ↑ IMDB; Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971); Box office & business.
- ↑ Acronym Finder; GBFE.
- ↑ Gaughan, Gavin (February 6th, 2009). "Guardian, 6th February, 2009". The Guardian (London)
- ↑ Curse of Blood from the Mummy's Tomb; 2001.
- ↑ Wicking, Christopher; Curse of Blood from the Mummy's Tomb; 2001.
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