As you might expect, a low-budget horror movie from producer Robert E. Kent but an easy time-killer if, like me, you are quite forgiving of this type of thing. It is in most respects just another perambulating Mummy film although in this case it is a man who was buried in the ashes when Mount Vesuvius destroyed the city of Pompeii. What more can I say except that it doesn't outstay its welcome and in one scene (see the still below) achieves a real eeeriness. The cast is nothing to get excited about although it does feature the lovely Adele Mara as one of the two females. The hero is Richard Anderson who looks rather unhappy and uncomfortable - perhaps because he'd read the script and knew he had to go into the sea wearing his toupee. Scripted by sci-fi writer Jerome Bixby who wrote IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (the precursor to ALIEN) and the interesting THE MAN FROM EARTH (2007).
|The Curse of the Faceless Man|
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