The Awakening
The Awakening (1980)

English archaeologist Matthew Corbeck (played by the emphatically-American Charlton Heston) undertakes an expedition to find the tomb of the Egyptian princess Kara, despite his awareness of a nefarious curse that is said to befall anyone… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 1, 1980
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2012
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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Twenty-four years after he freed the Israelites, Charlton Heston returned to Egypt to insult the ancient gods again in 'The Awakening.' Let my people go -- to their Netflix queues, to request the erratic but more enjoyable 'Blood from the Mummy's Tomb.'

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Funnier than most comedies

Scott Weinberg

Dry-as-dust "possession" fare.

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Nicki Marie
No surprise to me that this bombed on its release. I rented it thinking it might be a hidden 80's gem, but no such luck. The opening scene goes on forever… More
The Shrewlord
This film version of Bram Stoker's horror novel, The Jewel of the Seven Stars, is a worthy enough effort with a strong cast and impressive locations but… More
Aj V
An okay movie about mummies, it kind of has an "Omen" feel to it at times, and it's pretty boring in the beginning, but it gets better in the… More
jay nixon
The words claptrap, junk and hokum all spring to mind when this silly possession movie is mentioned. Produced during that unfortunate period after The Exorcist… More