REVIEW: The Mummy (1959)
TITLE: The Mummy
YEAR RELEASED: 1959
STUDIO: Hammer Films
DIRECTOR: Terence Fisher
CAST: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne, George Pastell
PLOT: In the 1890s, English archeologists, recently returned from a dig in Egypt, read out an ancient scroll, accidentally reviving an mummified High Priest, who returns to life and brings them death and misery on the English countryside
MORAL OF THE STORY: Probably not best to read ancient Egyptian scrolls out loud, just in case!
FUN FACT: The film includes an iconic scene with the Mummy rising from a swamp. The Mummy was only placed in the swamp in the first place because the film-makers thought it would look cool – which indeed it did!