– (1995) – Anthology of five stories that focus on a mutant baby, werewolf cannibals, a mummy-related seance, a monstrous deal maker and a Siamese twin. Offers a decent amount of bad FX, but the stories too often crawl and don’t make much sense. The pitiful acting gets irritating fast, but some of the horror is okay.
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– (2008) – A married couple that’s retired from a life of adventure are called to duty regarding a cursed Chinese army. Has plenty of action scenes that are loaded with decent FX, but lacks a cohesive story and emotional involvement. A pleasure to look at, but the plot forces too many groans.
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– (2001) – A married librarian and soldier track down their kidnapped son who’s carrying a map to the Scorpion King. The plot is somewhat heavier than the original, but for every moment that builds characters there are ten more that pile on impersonal computer FX. Has equal traces of boredom and entertainment.
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– (1999) – A librarian finds a soldier to escort her to Egyptian lands where a mummy’s curse is reawakened. Loaded with sand FX and thin action that mean nothing when involving the childish characters. Some horror aspects are enjoyable, but they’re buried within an adventure that’s for more Indiana Jones than terror flick.
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– (1981) – A mummy and his zombie army terrorize treasure hunters and a group of models. Not any different than other terrible Italian zombie flicks, but just when reaching the point of sheer boredom the ending becomes gory and rather exciting.
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– (1998) – Archaeologists who unleash an ancient curse are attacked by mummy wrappings. The only thing lamer than watching people get victimized by cloth is when the mummy manifests into rubber. Features awful CGI, provides zero involvement, and is boring beyond comprehension.
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– (1990) – Anthology of four stories (including the wraparound) that focus on a cannibal, a mummy, a cat, and a gargoyle. Slow and uninspired, but has some okay horror moments and a good cast. On par with the equally okay TV series, and has a few moments worth remembering.
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– (1988) – Wax displays come to life in a bid to trap eighteen souls. Doesn’t hide its low budget values, but isn’t ruined by any thanks to inventive concepts, decent FX, and a busy finale. Humorous and involving from start to finish.
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– (1987) – Kids who’ve formed a club dedicated to classic monsters contend with the real versions in their hometown. A bit too cute at times, and some back stories are underdeveloped, but this is extremely fast paced and pretty exciting. Certainly has nards.
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– (2002) – Men who believe they’re Elvis Presley and JFK battle a soul stealing mummy in their rest home. A perfectly subtle tone and great acting make every over-the-top absurdity believable. A funny, exciting, and ultimately moving masterpiece that touches on the meaning of life: you’re not dead until you give up living.
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