A 1982 horror movie starring Ben Murphy and featuring Shari Belafonte-Harper.
A sarcophagus containing a Mummy is discovered in Egypt and brought back to a university for study. A student finds crystals inside and steals them to sell to other students. Meanwhile, attempts to X-ray the mummy revive it and unleash a lethal fungus. The mummy goes on a killing spree in search of the stolen crystals. But is it really a mummy?
This film has the examples of:
- All Just a Dream: Scene of the mummy busting through the door to McCadden's office is revealed to be a dream when Susie wakes him up.
- Amputation Stops Spread: When one student makes a mistake of touching the fungus on the sarcophagus, he is hospitalized and his hand has to be amputated.
- The mummy just wants its crystals back. It is still rather uncaring about the damage it causes.
- Related, the boy who stole the crystals in the first place. He had no idea the mummy would come back to life and hunt down its property so roughly.
- Asshole Victim: Seranno, at the end, tries to grab a crystal the mummy/alien had left behind, and gets his hand eaten by fungus.
- Body Horror: Don't turn an X-ray onto someone infected by alien fungus, for it only makes it spread faster.
- Festering Fungus: The mummy and his sarcophagus are both infected with a fungus that rapidly destroys human tissue. The final shot of the film is Seranno screaming as he's devoured alive by it after touching one of the alien's crystals.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: Many mummy puns are thrown around in the costume party.
- Jerk Ass / Hate Sink: Sharpe, Rossmore and Seranno. Rossmore, in particular, is more concerned with preserving the college's (and his own) image in the media than with the fact that there seems to be a murderer about. And Seranno is perfectly willing to frame a man he knows to be innocent, for a crime he knows didn't happen, just to advance his own career.
- Mistaken for an Imposter: On his way to a costume party, Peter, who is dressed as a mummy, scares two lovebirds making out in a park. When the real mummy shows up later, it is mistaken for Peter pulling the same stunt again.
- Mummy Wrap: The scroll found with the mummy reveals that it was carrying the deadly fungus on it even in Ancient Egypt, and was mummified alive in order to contain it.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A mummified alien in this case.
- Oh, Crap!: The doctor who belatedly discovers that x-ray radiation is what triggers the fungus' growth. He quickly tries to call the hospital to warn them not to x-ray a fungus victim but is too late.
- Power Crystal: The crystals that were in mummy's sarcophagus are part of a device that rejuvenates and transports it.
- Psychic Powers: The mummy is shown to have telekinetic powers when it levitates one of the crystals into its hand.
- The Reveal: The mummy is an alien that was visiting Earth in the past.
- Sequel Hook: The alien transports itself and McCadden to somewhere in the ending, and the film ends with a To Be Continued. The sequel never materialized.
- Taking the Bullet: After the mummy reveals itself to be an alien, McCadden takes a bullet meant for it on his shoulder.
- Tempting Fate: At the climax Seranno tells McCadden that McCadden is about to go to jail and that Seranno will soon "get exactly what I deserve!"
- Teacher/Student Romance: Prof. McCadden and his student Susie are shown to be romantically involved.
- Also, What the Hell, Hero?: Professors and students really aren't supposed to be romantically involved.
- Zombie Gait: Averted. This mummy is really spry for a 3000 year old corpse, which is justfied by its undetermined alien abilities. It still performs a traditional Menacing Stroll for dramatic purposes when it confronts Susie.