THE MUMMY'S KISS

plot synopsis
written by Donald F. Glut
Copyright © 2001 Frontline Entertainment, Inc.

  

          Ana Harwa, a beautiful young University student, assists her fiancé Professor Carter Moore and his assistant Tina Kim in the college warehouse as they open the crate containing the 3,000-year-old mummy of Hor-Shep-Sut. The mummy, along with other artifacts from the evil sorceress Hor-Shep-Sut's Egyptian tomb, were collected by Ana's uncle Dr. Wallis Harwa, a famous archaeologist possessing minor psychic abilities. The mummy's face is covered by a gold mask in the image of Osiris, Egyptian god of death and resurrection. When Ana touches the mummy's arm, she faints and "remembers" Ancient Egypt -- images of an illicit love affair between the Princess Hat-Em-Akhet, Ana's look-a-like, and Hor-Shep-Sut. When Ana again revives, she is strangely cold toward Carter. has a gold streak in her hair, just like the Princess', and asks that the mummy not be unmasked.

          Following her encounter with the mummy, Ana progressively becomes more "distant," at the same time losing interest in Carter and becoming more curious about Ancient Egypt. She borrows a book about mummies from her Uncle Wallis.

          That night, a curious security guard removes the Osiris mask and, in doing so, frees the sorceress' spirit revives the mummy, which promptly drains off his life energies, reducing him to a smoking, dried-up corpse. When partner Chuck Jefferson investigates the other guard's disappearance, he encounters the living mummy, which then transforms into the beautiful human form of Hor-Shep-Sut. Via a kiss, Hor-Shep-Sut drains away Chuck's "ka" - his spiritual twin - reducing him to a mindless and obedient "zombie" slave. The following day, the entire Egyptian collection - plus the two guards - are gone. Dr. Harwa fears that the theft may involve the supernatural.

          Hor-Shep-Sut, after setting up the artifacts from her tomb in an abandoned theatre, longs to renew her love affair with Hat-em-Akhet. Having already felt Ana's touch, she knows that the Princess' reincarnated spirit exists in this new millennium, just waiting to be awakened. She prays to the deities Osiris and Isis for advice. Appearing from the Afterlife, they instruct her that she must first increase her magical powers by draining off the "kas" of young women, and then…

          Encountering Ana at the college and immediately recognizing her as the reincarnated Princess, Hor-Shep-Sut -calling herself Ramsay Amun -- begins her subtle campaign to reawaken Hat-Em-Akhet time-buried spirit. Meanwhile, Carter has his own problems. Although he believes he loves Ana, she is now more involved with Ramsay than with him. The other coeds at the school, finding Carter extremely attractive and charismatic, constantly try to seduce him. Furthermore, loyal Tina is secretly in love with Carter, but, knowing he loves Ana, will not "cross over the line" and reveal her true feelings for him.

          Consulting Dr. Harwa, Carter learns the legendary account of Hat-Em-Akhet and Hor-Shep-Sut, as revealed in an ancient papyrus scroll: Pharaoh, after learning of the forbidden love affair between his daughter and the sorceress, had his Nubian warriors capture Hor-Shep-Sut. Promptly, the royal embalmers trapped Hor-Shep-Sut's spirit inside her body by affixing the mask of Osiris to her face. Then, while the young woman yet lived, they cut out her heart, placing it in a canopic jar (now on a shelf in Harwa's office), then wrapped up and entombed her body. Dr. Harwa, noticing the striking resemblance between his niece and the Princess as depicted on the scroll, fears the worst, while Carter, a man of science, is skeptical.

          The worst does happen. Ramsay increases her powers by seducing Helena and Yvonne, two of Carter's more amorous students, draining off their "kas" and reducing them to "zombie" states. Then, learning from Osiris and Isis that she must retrieve her missing heart and then join it with Ana's, Ramsay magically attacks Dr. Harwa and steals the canopic jar. Then, via a mystic amulet, she lures Ana to the theatre where she plans to cut out her heart and perform the ritual by which the Sorceress and Princess can become lovers again throughout Eternity.

          Learning via the dying Dr. Harwa's psychic impression where Ana has gone, Carter - at last starting to believe in the supernatural -- and Tina rush to the theatre, where they are menaced first by the enslaved Chuck, and then Helena and Yvonne. Prevailing, Carter and Tina interrupt Ramsay's ritual just as she is about to cut into the sleeping Ana's chest to remove her heart. Ramsay attacks Carter with her magical powers. Thinking fast, Tina grabs the Osiris mask and forces it back onto Ramsay's face, causing her to return to mummy form. Before she dies, however, Ramsay manages to transfer her spirit into Ana's body. In the end, Carter finally realizes he loves Tina after all. But while the lifeless mummy of Hor-Shep-Sut is again crated up to be put back in storage, the sorceress' spirit has apparently survived in the form of Ana.

 


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