26 September 2004 | SheliakBob
There's a Mummy in my Basement!!
Another fun Ramsay Brothers Indian horror flick! This one features a spectacularly fun monster, a sort of "mummy" made from the stitched back together bits of a dismembered would-be rapist, powered by the blood of an Evil Tantric Sorceror, and stowed away in the basement of a rural palace turned "guest house". The film has all the usual distractions one has to expect from an Indian flick, song and dance numbers, comedic subplots, uneven action sequences,etc. But it makes up for most of that with an atmospheric setting, lots of cobwebs and stormy nights, and--of course--there's a murderous MUMMY buried in the basement just waiting for a chance to stagger about inflicting grievous harm on everyone in range. Did I mention that the Mummy-monster also has magical Tantric powers and it's forehead throbs whenever it uses them? Great fun!! Particularly interesting for fans of Mario Bava, since this flick uses similar lighting techniques, lots of green and orange and blue gels against walls to produce a visually rich, if sometimes odd, horror flavor.