Legion of the Dead – USA, 2005 – reviews

‘An ancient tomb unearthed… An underworld army unleashed!’

Legion of the Dead is a 2005 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Paul Bales (co-producer of Sharknado franchise; Isle of the Dead; 8213: Gacy House; et al). Courtney Clonch, Claudia Lynx, Bruce Boxleitner and Zach Galligan star.

 

When an ancient Egyptian tomb is found in a North American park, a group of scientists and students of Egyptology arrive to the site to study the inscriptions.

 

Meanwhile, the four thousand year-old evil high-priestess Aneh-Tet awakes and seeks six offerings to revive her legion of mummies. Then she needs the blood of a virgin to bring her father back to life, become immortal and rule the world…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

” …it’s not that good and the acting is pretty so-so (Asylum regular Rhett Giles is completely over-the-top even getting to shave his head bald in the final third which only makes him resemble Arnold Vosloo from the recent Mummy series), but at least Lynx strolls around most of the movie in the nude…” The Video Graveyard

“There’s the “would-be lovers trying to work out differences” subplot that came across much more convincingly in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3. There’s the “professor using his students to bring about evil” subplot as well. Oh, and let’s not forget the “stupid people create this mess” scenario that opens the movie. Every aspect of this mummy-goes-wild cheesefest is taken directly from another movie…” B-Independent

“Oh, let’s face it, this isn’t a classic movie, but I enjoyed the naked mummy, I laughed at the silliness of it all, and I liked some of the minor characters, like the two stoners who discovered the tomb, so you might get some entertainment out of this flick. The film doesn’t take itself seriously…” Scoopy.com

 

 

  • Courtney Clonch as Molly
  • Claudia Lynx as Aneh-Tet (Succubus: Hell-Bent)
  • Bruce Boxleitner as Sheriff Jones (Bone Eater; Snakehead Terror; From the Dead of Night)
  • Zach Galligan as Doctor Swatek (The ChairWaxwork and sequel; Gremlins and sequel)
  • Chad Collins as Carter
  • Andrew Lauer as Sam Weave
  • Chase Hoyt as Justin
  • Rhett Giles as Doctor Ari Ben-David
  • Emily Falkenstein as Kevyn
  • Amanda Ward as Kara
  • Aaron David Thompson as Axel
  • Amy Clover as Linda
  • Patrick Thomassie as Santos
  • Jared Cohn as Petrie [as Jared Michaels] (director of The Domicile; Devil’s Domain; Hold Your Breath12/12/12)
  • Terry Shusta as Security Guard
  • Heather Ashley Chase as Hotel Manager

Choice dialogue:

Doctor Ari Ben-David [Rhett Giles]: “Where’s my mummy?”

Filming locations:

Agua Dulce, Lancaster, Los Angeles and Santa Clarita, California

Trivia:

The film’s working title was Unravelled

 

 

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