Richard H. Landau
First posted in a
different form on
March 31, 2012
Pharaoh’s Curse tells the tale of a wife trying to be reunited with her husband explorer in a war-torn Egypt. When she gets there (finally, after a long stretch) she finds that he’s gone and cause the titular happenstance to happen.
One of the great joys of Movie Watching is discovering a seldom seen movie. This happens to be one of them. Never even heard of it before stumbling over it at a streaming service.
It seemed quite strange, as Pharaoh’s Curse had an interesting premise (a mummy movie with no mummy? A vampire movie without an actual vampire?). Watching it, I found nothing wrong with the acting. And about 2/3 of the script was decent enough.
Unfortunately it happens to be the last 2/3. The first 1/3 meanders pointlessly, wasting considerable time and good will. Worse though, is the lackluster climax, of which I can say no more about.
So instead of a forgotten gem I found a forgotten flick, really no better or worse than its contemporaries (1 point). Still, for all of its flaws, I kind of liked it (1.5 points). Give it a watch when you’re in the mood for Fifties horror, but have seen all the good ‘uns.
Overall Score: 2.5 total point out of a possible 4