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Monday, May 15, 2017

American Mummy (2014)



After spending yesterday with the family, I figured that it would be a good time to jump back into the blog with another low budget entry that I grabbed at Family Video. That selection is the 2014 entry American Mummy (AKA Aztec Blood)


Plot/ A group of university students in the New Mexico desert unearth an ancient mummy, on which one of the students performs a secret, primeval blood ritual. This awakens the death-hungry spirit of the Aztec Lord Tezcalipoca, intent on finishing his centuries-old reign of terror. Soon, the mummy's curse possesses the students' souls, turning them against each other in a bid to spread his evil to the entire world.


When I picked this one up, I expected a low budget, mindless horror flick and that is exactly what I got. This one was extremely laughable from start to finish with uneven performances, strange soundtrack choices, an incoherent storyline that was a head scratcher at best, and a script that not only left many things unexplained created some weird dialog choices. Yes, there was gore and blood, but even the overall feel of the effects was nothing memorable or to write home about. In the end, I can look past the titling and the description (although keeping the title Aztec Blood would make more sense), but the execution was not there even for a low budget flick. Honestly, this one felt more like a school project that a true production. Stay away, you can definitely do much better.


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