Movie Review: The Pyramid (2014)

May 7, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: [email protected]

I have been eagerly waiting to see ‘The Pyramid’, written by Daniel Meersand and Nick Simon, and directed by Gregory Levasseur,  since I first heard about it months ago. Yesterday (May 5) ‘The Pyramid’ was released on DVD, of course I had to pick up a copy. Last night I planted myself in-front of the TV, in my pajamas, ready to watch the action.

 

The cast of ‘The pyramid’ include Ashley Hinshaw (Chronicle), James Buckley (The Inbetweeners), Christa Nicola Home and Away), Amir K (Argo) and ‘American Horror Story’ actor Denise O’Hare.

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In ‘The Pyramid’ the history of the Egyptian pyramids combine with ancient mythology, to create a  fantastic horror experience. A team of Archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown pyramid deep in the Egyptian desert. As they prepare to explore the pyramid, the Egyptian government demands they evacuate due to the turmoil from protesters and riots in the capital. Of course, with a once in a life time find like this, the Archaeologist can’t turn away without a peek inside.

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The team sends in a rover to capture footage of the pyramid, but something attacks the machine, now the team must go inside to fetch it, but things are about to go terribly wrong. A horde of nasty cats, not your normal fluffy, purring kitties, theses beasts are hungry, flesh eating hairless monsters and are stalking the team. To make matters worse, the ancient traps built by the pyramid’s architects, are up and working and killing members of the team one by one . The group’s survivors are trying to escape, but are about to face an ancient creature, the jackal headed God of the afterlife,  Anubis, who is very real and enjoys ripping the hearts out of his victims.

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Where to start? Let’s start with the pyramid itself, I’m not sure who designed the interior of the pyramid, but they did a fantastic job, the pyramid looked authentic. The creatures in this movie were creepy and came together seamlessly. Anubis is terrifying, like something right out of a nightmare, an intelligent, huge, murderous beast, who enjoys pulling the still beating heart’s out of his victim’s chest.  The half mummified cats were a great touch. When I got into bed and my cat stood on my chest meowing at me, I had to question, for a second, if my fur ball was about to try to eat me like the cats in the movie. All of the actors in ‘The Pyramid’ played their roles perfectly, you truly get the impression that they are trapped and fighting for their lives. O’Hare’s acting was great, as always. I really liked the twist at the end of the movie, don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil it for you. I will say one thing though, the running time seemed longer than listed, but that’s not exactly a bad thing. I would definitely advise you to check this movie out, I would recommend that you watch it in the dark. 

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‘The Pyramid’ is now out on DVD and digital platforms.

 

 

 

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