A team of archaeologists ventures into a newly discovered ancient
Egyptian pyramid, only to discover something inside has awakened.
The Pyramid (2014)
Directed by Grégory Levasseur
Written by Daniel Meersand and Nick Simon
Starring Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O'Hare, James Buckley,
Christa Nicola, Amir K, Faycal Attougui
This film had such an intriguing and promising premise that I wanted so bad for it to be good. Instead, The Pyramid turned out to be just another poorly made found footage movie with poor CGI and terrible acting. There aren't enough movies about mummies and Egyptian curses that for this one to suck almost seems criminal.
First of all, the film never decides if it's a found footage horror film or a conventional one. It switches perspectives constantly, with the last twenty minutes being almost entirely conventional. Plus, it has a score, which is just about the worst thing a found footage horror film can do. If a film wants to convince me that what I'm watching is real, then it cannot use non-diegetic music. Combined with some seriously half-assed acting and an embarrassingly bad CGI monster, the end result is quite poor.
The Pyramid wants so bad to be a serious horror film, but it uses all the same tired cliches and makes no attempts to better itself. After mentions of aliens, curses, and mummies, I expected some sort of really cool reveal as to the identity of the mysterious creature. What I got made me want the last 89 minutes of my life back. I think horror fans are better off skipping this one, as it will bring them nothing but disappointment.