Legend of the Mummy

A mummy awakens and kills everyone it blames for its predicament.

 

United States
1998
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Mummy Film
Insects: 
Cockroach
Catastrophes: 
Earthquake
Wizards: 
Possessor
Evoker
5.04
It's a wrap!
6
5.04
6
6
2
3
3
Performances
Pace
Plot
Legend of the Mummy is based on the novel “The Jewel of the Seven Stars” by Bram Stoker. Mummy movies are far and few between, which is one of the most puzzling anomalies in horror cinema history. You’d think they’d be right up there with vampires, demons, werewolves, and zombies. We take what we get, but most of these, as it turns out, aren’t very good.
Legend of the Mummy is decent. It’s has a lot of fluff but it’s not garbage. Its heart is in the right place. It doesn’t shy away from the linen-wrapped revenant everyone has in mind when they think of mummies. In a way, this is everything a mummy movie should be... except for that tedious procedural. The protagonists and their investigation just aren’t that interesting.
For a film about a resuscitated Egyptian queen, Legend of the Mummy sure relies on dialogue a lot. It’s not the slasher that it could be, and that’s possibly what the writers tried to avoid. This movie is unique. It’s not cookie-cutter. It’s not paint-by-numbers. Though their characters are bland, the actors are convincing. Legend of the Mummy isn’t a blockbuster, but it’s not Full Moon either.
Alternate Titles: 
Bram Stoker's The Mummy
Masters of Terror 2020: Stuart Gordon's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Stuart Gordon’s filmography. The movies are ranked.

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Apocalyptic Diseases

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent apocalyptic disease films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Apocalyptic Films

Included in this book are 50 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent apocalyptic films.

Apocalyptic films depict destruction, violence, fear, famine, and the terror that precede the end of civilization.

Each book in the Subgenres of Terror 2020 collection contains a ranked thematic watchlist.

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Disease Films

Included in this book are 50 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent disease films.

Disease films depict infections, viruses, contagion, sickness, and disabilities.

Each book in the Subgenres of Terror 2020 collection contains a ranked thematic watchlist.