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  Awakening Review
Tookey's Rating
1 /10
Average Rating
2.80 /10
Charlton Heston, Susannah York, Jill Townsend
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Directed by: Mike Newell
Written by: Allan Scott, Chris Bryant, Clive Exton from Bram Stoker's novel Jewel of the Seven Seas

Released: 1980
Origin: GB
Colour: C
Length: 105

An archaeologist (Charlton Heston) thinks his daughter (Susannah York) is possessed by the spirit of an ancient Egyptian queen.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Blood From The Mummy's Tomb (1971) was an earlier and marginally more entertaining adaptation of the same novel. This one is more violent than horrific, with disappointingly unimaginative direction and uninteresting performances. Newell seems undecided as to whether to play the whole thing for laughs.


Hokum through and through... First-time feature director Mike Newell exhibits a jumpy, disjointed style.


It is difficult to imagine a film more likely to send you to sleep.


An almost total waste of the talents involved.

(Sunday Times)

Utterly dreary... lacking in atmosphere, suspense or horror.

(Alan Frank, long after release)

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