Ancient Evil - Scream of the Mummy (1999) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
I often wonder where the really beloved bad movies of tomorrow are today. So many today are intentionally campy or crappy and that just isn’t the same. But this gem—what a real low-budget mess, and not intentionally I’d guess. The actors are exquisitely awful—not a single line is delivered in any kind of believeable way. The mummy itself (it’s an Aztec mummy!) has a scary face, but he’s fat! Really roly-poly. He comes with a big knife, and so the movie itself is more of a teen slasher flick type of thing only the slasher is a mummy. But of course the whole thing is a wonderful mess filmed at no budget. It was filmed in a sort of house/compound that is supposed to be a college campus. The `museum’ is like a big entry hall with little bits of stuff on “display”. The classic tortured-nerd-kills-everybody plot device is used, with the nerdy guy skulking around and making this little pouty face in every scene. He ends up being the descendant of ancient Aztec priests, even though he’s blond and painfully white. One of the main hunky lead guys—whose acting just redefines stiff and unnatural—spends a lot of time in a tank top. Not scary in the least, but I sure did enjoy watching this z-level movie!
About Ancient Evil - Scream of the Mummy (1999)
Starring: Jeff Peterson, Trent Latta, Ariauna Albright, Russell Richardson (II), Michele Nordin
Runtime: 86 minutes
Director: David DeCoteau