Camp of Terror 2019

This book includes 200 dark movies so bad they’re good. Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

The Mummy's Hand

A resuscitated mummy hunts down a sacred tomb’s recent trespassers.
United States
1940
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
Character Focus: 
Mummy Film
Animals: 
Hyena
Wolf
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Cultists: 
Cleric
Guru
Worshipper
Wizards: 
Necromancer
3.04
Slow but still delivers...
6
4
6
5.04
1
4
2
Performances
Pace
Photography
Although the first moments lead us to believe we are in for massive mummy action, it in fact takes a good while to get to anything fully supernatural, allusions aside. In a slight comedic tone, the characters talk about curses, artifacts, do practical magic, tricks and jokes, unaware of the terror we, the viewers, are hinted at. They come out as strong and likable, able to fear or fight.
The sets are amazing. Highly textured, they feel authentic and contribute to claustrophobia. It doesn't take much more to make us believe we are in Egypt on some archaeological research site. They create an aura of mystery and adventure. The few action scenes are innocent and fun to watch. It doesn't hurt that the two leads are bozos who converse in a ping pong dynamic.
This is not a proper sequel to the more political 1932 The Mummy and the classic mummified monster is redefined. The creature looks good, with or without bandage, and reinforces a branding and design that somewhat originated from Dracula. The film is slow but not uninteresting. It is atmospheric and earns its intense third act because it generates suspense out of foreshadowing.
My Movie Reviews

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My Nightmare Diary

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