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The Mummy

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United Kingdom · 1959
1h 28m
Director Terence Fisher
Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne
Genre Horror

One by one, the archaeologists who discovered the 4,000-year-old tomb of Princess Ananka are brutally murdered. Kharis, high priest in Egypt 40 centuries ago, has been brought to life by the power of the ancient gods, his sole purpose to punish those responsible for the desecration of the sacred tomb.

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The New York Times by

For a superior version of a nearly identical horror yarn, with a little style and imagination, catch the 1932 Boris Karloff version of The Mummy now floating around on television. The new one just lumbers.


Slant Magazine by Chuck Bowen

The Mummy is one of Hammer’s classics, cleverly fusing the human pathos of the original Universal film with the creature-centric physicality of the sequels the latter inevitably yielded.

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