Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Tomb (1986)

How bad is it? It's pretty pathetic.
Should you see it? If you see only one Fred Olen Ray film (a good plan), make it this one.

The first time I saw this, I absolutely loved it. Since then, it's shown up on broadcast television repeatedly and I find it yet another dull stupid Fred Olen Ray-directed film; the only thing I know they cut is a gratuitous topless dance by the aging, very top-heavy Kitten Natividad (you expect to hear loud slapping sounds when she dances), so I don't know why it doesn't work now. The film is based on a story by Bram Stoker and involves an Egyptian princess being resurrected and seeking an amulet taken from her tomb, which will give her immortality. Cameron Mitchell, John Carradine, Sybil Danning and Michelle Bauer are in it, giving this more star power than usual for a Ray film. It tries to be both funny and scary, which doesn't work and the 1980's hair and clothes look more ridiculous each year.

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