Production info

The Awakening
UK/USA, 1980

Charlton Heston, Suzannah York, Jill Townsend
Directed by Mike Newell


"They thought they had buried her forever!"

When Egyptologist Matthew Corbeck opens the long forgotten tomb of bloody princess Kara, her awakened soul secretly takes possession of his newly born daughter Margaret. Eighteen years later she starts showing signs that Kara's soul has taking possession of her, and Corbeck sees no other option than to use ancient occult rituals to oppose this predestined plan.

Third film based on Bram Stoker’s novel "The Jewel of Seven Stars". It was earlier preceded by "Curse of the Mummy"(1970) and "Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb" (1971). In 1997 followed yet another film, "Legend of the Mummy" or "Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy".

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