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TravisR

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I watched The Mummy last night (just the Blu-ray), it does look amazing for a 1932 film, & still works a treat. Not really a horror film, more fantasy really. I'm going through the whole box, next is the larky Mummy's Hand (the template for all the mummy films that followed), I'll miss out the boring Mummy's Tomb, but the last two are fun, The Mummy's Ghost & The Mummy's Curse.
I much prefer The Mummy sequels to the original. Granted, the original is a more classy movie but I kinda just want to see a Mummy slowly walking up behind and killing people and the sequels deliver that.
 

Dave H

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I watched The Mummy's Hand the other night. I still liked it (although on a level behind the first movie), but too much of the time I was asking, "when am I going to finally see The Mummy?!"
 

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I watched The Mummy's Hand the other night. I still liked it (although on a level behind the first movie), but too much of the time I was asking, "when am I going to finally see The Mummy?!"
Yup, it starts off like a comedy, then a bit of an adventure, & finally horror with the mummy at large (but not that much horror).

There's not really a lot of good mummy films. Hammer's, The Mummy (1959) is excellent, & even though it's not much cop, I do enjoy The Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb 1964 (happy memories of seeing it on a double bill with The Gorgon a lifetime ago), but nothing after that, there's the three Indiana Jones type films & the Tom Cruise job (that put paid to Universal's Dark Universe series). The trouble is that a Mummy film shouldn't be a big CGI blockbuster, it should be a small atmospheric gothic horror story, & the way cinema has gone, that wouldn't be successful (maybe a short HBO series?).
 

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