This "horror" movie was recently shown on my cable television channel. The only horror about it, aside from the usual gore special effects, was the movie.
A silly plot about Egyptians crossing the great sea (except the Pacific is nowhere near) to end up in California where a tomb is dug in the ground sans pyramid, with a mummy accidentally brought to life by a student uttering words she reads from the wall etc etc supports the rest.
Multiple deaths, a naked priestess (suitably made opaque by the obliging cable channel, are all the ingredients one needs to make such a B, actually C class film. It seemed to me that the character of an Egyptian Professor with a distinct lack of accent resembled the voice of Imhotep in the Mummy while the resurrecting student had more than a passing resemblence to Evie.
However, moving on, the storylines fall apart easily. The site is supposedly a drive away from the nearby motel but the next thing you know it is merely a walk away. The linguistic student seemingly cannot understand some symbols yet does not persue the problem etc etc.
I suppose that the film was rushed out in the wake of the Mummy to cash in on it’s wake. It reall is something to be left to late night television but should come with some sort of a health warning to deter the unsuspecting.
About Legion of the Dead (2005)
Starring: Zach Galligan, Rhett Giles, Heather Ashley Chase, Jared Cohn, Amanda Ward, Bruce Boxleitner, Chad Michael Collins, Claudia Lynx, Andrew Lauer, Chase Hoyt, Aaron David Thompson, Amy Clover, Patrick Thomassie, Terry Shusta, Zach Daniels, Rick S. Mottern, Dustin Voigt, Mark Heller, Eddie Beasley, Elissa McKee, Feldo Nartapura, Courtney Clonch, Emily Falkenstein
Director: Paul Bales