Director: Dennis Vincent
Cast: Scott Croushore, Heath C. Heine, Tania Henderson
Production Company: Star Wizard Films
Runtime: 90 minutes
Who doesn’t like an old-fashioned monster movie? Rage of the Mummy (2018) delivers the ancient goods…
In the movie, a group of occultists arrange to steal thirteen relics from the tomb of Prince Horus-Kan. This awakens a three-thousand-year-old mummy seeking the return of the items and vengeance upon those who dared to steal them in the first place…
Director Dennis Vincent has worked on some genre-based documentaries in the past, including The Aurora Monsters: The Model Craze That Gripped the World (2010) and The Witch’s Dungeon: 40 Years of Chills (2006). This is his first narrative feature film.
Vincent also created all the music for the movie. I really enjoyed his approach to the soundtrack, which is highly dramatic and even playful at times. The music really helps to connect Rage of the Mummy to its legendary monster movie roots too.
He even plays The Mummy in the film!
Scott Croushore from Ryde or Die (2018) and Heath C. Heine from Terror Tales (2016) both play detectives investigating this strange case.
The movie also features Kevon Ward from Paramedics (2016), Ketrick Jazz Copeland from Auto Shop of Horrors (2016) and Matt Block from The Jurassic Dead (2017).
Colourful drawings are used to make the movie feel like an old comic book. These pop art images set the tone of the story, while also keeping things light and visually interesting. They even take the place of some shots that would have been too complicated to shoot.
These comic book elements are often animated, creating ingenious cuts that are sometimes quite literal in nature! The animation is usually used to transition between different scenes. In this way, the movie is very similar to George A. Romero’s Creepshow (1982).
The film follows the same formula that originally made The Mummy (1932) and its many sequels so popular over at Universal Pictures. Fortune hunters and seekers of supernatural power refuse to take a curse seriously, and thus will pay the ultimate price.
I guess you could compare it to Dawn of the Mummy (1981) as well. I would at least, because I love that movie enough to try and bring it into every conversation! Seriously though, both of these movies are really enjoyable mummy tales that you should see…
Be sure to also watch for a funny sequence with a garage door opener that I thoroughly appreciated!
Rage of the Mummy brings together comic book principles and monster antics in a captivating way. It’s a fun little epic that’s got charm…
– John Migliore
For more information on the film, check out the links below…