Legion of the Dead (2005) Movie Review

Legion of the Dead (2005)

2005 | R | Horror, Thriller
82 minutes /

User Score: 50/100


The ancient Egyptian High-Priestess Aneh-Tet awakens from her 4000 year sleep to rule the world.

Legion of the Dead Review

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)

Title: Legion of the Dead
Original Title: Unravelled
Year: 2005
Runtime: 82 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 6 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 6
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Zach Galligan, Rhett Giles, Heather Ashley Chase, Jared Cohn, Bruce Boxleitner, Andrew Lauer, Chad Michael Collins, Claudia Lynx, Amanda Ward, 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, Chase Hoyt, Aaron David Thompson
Writers: Paul Bales
Director: Paul Bales

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