REVIEW: The Mummy (1959)


TITLE: The Mummy
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

Author: The Spooky Isles

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  1. This review pains me.In my opinion 'The Mummy' is one of the strongest of the early Hammers. It's exciting, dramatic and classy as hell. Also it wasn't based on the Karloff 'Mummy' at all but on the cheesy b-movie follow-ups of the 40s, eg The Mummy's Tomb, with Lon Chaney Jr as Khrasis the Bandaged One. I do agree that Cushing and Lee are at their best, though – Lee in particular gives an astonishing performance considering his obvious limitations.

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