World premiere of AMERICAN MUMMY last night, with the director, Charles Pinion, in attendance! (I think I pissed him off by comparing it to an “Aztec EVIL DEAD”, but it *did* have that vibe!) Brilliant little film and a fascinating, blood and guts soaked American take on the mummy movie, as an ancient Aztec demon is resurrected at an archaeological dig thanks to the efforts of a loopy South American worshipper and her alarmingly Bieber-like accomplice. Cue possessions, bisections, no cell phone receptions, and a whole lot of blood- including a well researched sequence which incorporates the (I think, Mayan?) practice of sacrificing blood using a string of human hair interwoven with sharp thorns and your very own tongue.
Brilliant, twisted little film, in excellent 3D as well. Only complaint- as usual, the women get their clothes out but the men stay completely clothed throughout. Although that did fit with the Eighties vibe it projected. Let’s hope the sequels are as good!
(Facebook post by Gavin Pitts, who was in attendance opening night!)