The Awakening (1980) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • An archeologist discovers his daughter is possessed by the spirit of an Egyptian queen. To save mankind he must destroy her.

  • An American archaeologist is in Egypt with his pregnant wife, searching for the tomb of a long-lost Egyptian queen. At the same moment he discovers the tomb and opens it's accursed seal, his wife gives birth to his daughter. Years later it transpires that the malevolent spirit of the Egyptian queen left the tomb just as he was entering, and possessed his baby girl. As the truth becomes clear, the archaeologist realizes that he must destroy his daughter in a ceremonial ritual, before she uses her awesome powers to threaten the safety of mankind.

  • In Egypt, the archaeologist Matthew Corbeck is obsessed to find the tomb of the ancient Queen Kara with his assistant Jane Turner and his expedition. When he finds and opens Kara's tomb, his pregnant wife Anne Corbeck simultaneously delivers their daughter Margaret. Eighteen years later, Margaret has a strange behavior and Matthew believes the evil spirit of Kara is trying to possess his daughter. Now Matthew intends to perform an ancient ritual to save Margaret. Will he succeed?


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