Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 1980’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?
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With a title like Mummy Reborn, you’d expect this to be some kind of sequel. It’s not. It’s nothing like the Mummy movies of Universal either. No connection whatsoever. The scope is much smaller. Initially, it sure takes itself seriously for a film about a revenant wrapped in linen. Doesn’t last! There is more to Mummy Reborn than the age-old monster stereotype, but then there’s some déjà vu.
The film is rough around the edges, but mummy movies are a rarity, for some reason, and I’ll take what I get. For a micro-budget film, Mummy Reborn goes places you wouldn’t think of. The villains have no gravitas, often filmed in broad daylight; on the other hand, the main protagonists have strong personality traits that make the slower moments engaging despite pacing issues.
The first half is dialogue-heavy, but at least the writers care about exposition. Some characters will bite the dust; it’s just a question of who. Making this a partial slasher was the way to go, but you won’t see the third act coming. This screenplay depicts a mummy and a possessed chick killing people off Jason Voorhees-style, then turns into something right out of a video game.