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Ancient Evil: Scream of the Mummy is a 2000 American-Mexican horror film directed by David DeCoteau. Also known as Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy 2, it was followed by a sequel, Ancient Evil 2: Guardian of the Underworld, released in 2005. In England, the film was the subject of a consumer complaint regarding its BBFC classification which gave it a 15-rating. The film was shot in Mexico in four days.

Plot

Somewhere in Mexico during the summer, an ancient Aztec pyramid, dedicated to the rain god Tlaloc, is discovered. It contains numerous artifacts as well as a remarkably well-preserved mummy. All of these items are transported to a university in the United States for study and display; the university is nearly deserted except for six archeology students and their professor, Professor Cyphers.

While they are preparing the artifacts for display, one of the students, Morris steals an amulet from the mummy's wrist; he gives it to one of the other students, a girl, Janine, whom he has a crush on named Stacey.

Unfortunately, it turns out that another of the six students is actually a descendant of Aztec priests named Norman, and that he needs the amulet as part of a ceremony to Tlaloc. This student, Norman, resurrects the mummy and sends it to recover the amulet so that he can complete the ritual. The murderous mummy begins killing anyone in its way. The other students learn about the mummy and also discover that the planned ritual to Tlaloc could be extremely destructive. They attempt to survive the mummy's attacks and to prevent the ceremony, but one by one are killed.

Eventually, the priest-student chooses Stacey, one of the remaining female students, to be a human sacrifice to Tlaloc; the last surviving student, Don, must rush to save her and stop the ritual, killing Norman and the mummy with his own knife and prevent the apocalypse.

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