Original Air Date: May 27, 2006
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Leonor Varela, Jonathan Hyde
The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb is another example of Hallmark taking an idea that worked in Hollywood (The Mummy) and trying to recreate it on a shoestring budget on the small screen. Using special effects more reminiscent of what you would find on Sega Saturn than an actual feature-length film, this movie failed to live up to the cheesy charm of SyFy Channel flicks like Raptor Island or Pterodactyl. Instead it was just a slog that somehow lasted well over two hours. Director Russell Mulcahy seems to be the go-to guy for action/fantasy Hallmark movies, but even Scorsese would have a hard time making this work.