When I originally wrote this, Seven Mummies sat high on the Internet Movie Databases Bottom 100 List. I must admit I didnt find it that bad. At most, it seems a film that lacks anything remarkable. There is no particular plot, and the film never advances beyond the concept of characters running around an abandoned Western town pursued by undead, which takes up about 60 of the films 80 minutes running time. Even then the undead are vague the seven mummies make a brief appearance at the end but it is never specified who the other undead in the town are. The most annoying aspect is that, despite the title, the seven mummies are largely irrelevant to the film.
Nick Questeds direction has a basic competence, although there is never any point where he has us holding on in suspense or jumping out of our seats. There is a very silly climax where the mummies finally do turn up and Billy Wirth and Cerina Vincent take them on in a fight sequence where the mummies rather absurdly turn into martial artists (with Quested having imported several Hong Kong choreographers for the express purpose).
To the films benefit, it has a cast of familiar faces that it uses reasonably well. Billy Wirth, though not top-billed, is effectively the hero of the show and still has the impossibly handsome looks (at age 43) that he showed as a young actor. Billy Drago proves worthy of his reputation and paycheque by acting his head off in typical Drago style. Now ageing former action star Martin Kove also makes a brief appearance as a saloon owner.