Blood From The Mummy's Tomb Poster Original Daybill
Poster artwork by Mike Vaughan.Blood from the Mummy's Tomb is a 1971 Horror British film starring Andrew Keir, Valerie Leon, and James Villiers. This was director Seth Holt's final film, and was loosely adapted from Bram Stoker's novel The Jewel of Seven Stars. The film was released as the support feature to Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde. Writer Chris Wicking says the film was one of the last projects that James Carreras brought to Hammer Film Productions. Peter Cushing was cast in the film and completed one day's filming before leaving the production after his wife was diagnosed with emphysema. Cushing was replaced by Andrew Keir. Director Seth Holt died of a heart attack five weeks into the six-week shoot, collapsing into cast member Aubrey Morris's arms and dying on set. Despite its troubled production, the film received critical praise with AllMovie's review of the film commending its "glamorous style" and "creepy atmosphere".