Director: Beau Yotty
Cast: Beau Yotty, Amanda Michalek, Cat Roberts
Production Company: Lone Gunslinger Pictures
Runtime: 76 minutes
Treasure hunters and fortune seekers have searched the world over for priceless antiquities. Could it be that some artifacts are best left unfound? May they even be evil in nature? Unearthed: The Curse of Nephthys (2018) dredges up the dark possibilities.
An ancient relic is discovered in the desert, which triggers the return of a powerful Egyptian goddess. Jennifer Hicks is an archaeologist who’s called in to investigate. Contact with the sculpture places her in immediate danger. Luckily, a clairvoyant has already been alerted to her plight…
Dan Slayer has the ability to see the future in his dreams. He uses this supernatural power to help those in need. Will it be enough to take on a primeval deity?
Beau Yotty is charming and confident in the role of Dan Slayer. He also directed the movie. It’s his first full-length feature, though he did make several short films too. He also appeared in both Hell Glades (2013) and Bikini Swamp Girl Massacre (2014).
Unearthed: The Curse of Nephthys was inspired by horror and science fiction films from the 1980s. It’s easy to see that it has similar themes to movies like The Awakening (1980), Scanners (1981), and even Manhattan Baby (1982).
The movie opens with one of the characters watching a horror movie on her couch. I enjoyed her shouting at the screen, suggesting what the actors should do. This turns out to be one of Slayer’s precognitive dreams, which sets up how his powers work.
The narrative is very light on dialogue, preferring to let the visuals tell most of the story. Don’t expect a lot of exposition in this one. You’ll have to watch closely and sometimes infer what is happening. This helped to keep things a little different than what you’d normally expect.
Unearthed: The Curse of Nephthys blends Egyptian folklore with New Age Science. Dig it up and discover its secrets…
– John Migliore
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