Mummy movies

Films with the bandaged type of mummy, not your mom. From Universal and Hammer's films to Aztec mummies fighting masked Mexican wrestlers (in the 60s and 70s, if you were either a Mexican wrestler or a mummy, you couldn't nip down to the local store without meeting and fighting a member of the other group). This sub-genre tends to be relatively easy to keep separate from zombie films, as while the dead are reanimated they usually tend to less cannibalistic (and rarely hang around in great swarms), but there is a little crossover, especially when we aren't dealing with an Egyptian mummy but a well-preserved corpse that gets reanimated.

At the turn-of-the-century Egyptology was all the rage and Howard Carter's 1922 discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen only threw fuel on the fire, with The Curse adding the necessary dark edge to turn what was often a comedy genre into horror (at least until the spoofs and parodies started).

Bram Stoker's The Jewel of Seven Stars has proved a popular one in this field, being adapted a number of times.

See also: zombie films and the vengeful dead as there are plenty of similarities, especially with the latter. Archaeological adventurers a list of Indiana Jones-style films, which has some crossover with this one (most obviously the recent "The Mummy" series).

Further reading: This list and this one are pretty comprehensive and I haven't yet caught it out (it even helped me fill in some blanks), although I might quibble over the inclusion of Dr Phibes in the first one (but perhaps I need to watch it again). You might also enjoy The Ancient Egypt Film Site, which has a section for mummy films (which gives handy summaries).

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1.
The Mummy (1932)
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A living mummy stalks the beautiful woman he believes is the reincarnation of his lover. (73 mins.)
Director: Karl Freund
“ What appears to be the first big, full-length mummy film and the biggest influence on future mummy films.

However, there do seem to be earlier films some of which there isn't much information on (some may not fall into our definition of a mummy film) and some are now missing but I'll list them next and let interested parties use that as a springboard for further investigation. This won't include Eyes of the Mummy as there apprently isn'l a mummy in it. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
2.
Cleopatra's Tomb (1899 Short Film)
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A man digging inside an Egyptian tomb chops up a mummy, then resurrects the woman inside it.
“ Possibly the first horror film, but it appears to definitely be the first mummy film. It was thought lost until a copy turned up in 2005. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
3.
The Haunted Curiosity Shop (1901 Short Film)
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An old proprietor is startled by the sudden appearance of a skull. Just as he draws back from the uncanny object... (2 mins.)
Director: Walter R. Booth
 
4.
The Mummy (1908 Short Film)
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Reading that a certain dealer has an ancient Egyptian mummy for sale, an antique professor goes out to inspect the curio...
 
5.
The Mummy of the King Rameses (1909 Short Film)
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6.
Wanted, a Mummy (1910 Short Film)
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A tramp poses as a mummy and his partner sells him to a professor.
Director: A.E. Coleby
“ Possibly the first of a number of films in which someone pretends to be a mummy. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
7.
The Mummy (1911 Short Film)
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An electric current accidentally brings a female mummy back to life with decidedly romantic inclinations, much to the surprise of a young Egyptologist and his less than understanding fiancée.
 
8.
Romance of the Mummy (1911 Short Film)
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A young English lord, who has been excavating in Egypt, finds a mummy of a beautiful Egyptian princess...
 
9.
The Mummy (1912)
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Director: A.E. Coleby
 
10.
The Vengeance of Egypt (1912 Short Film)
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A stolen mummy's ring brings death to all who acquire it until it is returned to its owner.
 
11.
The Mummy and the Cowpuncher (1912 Short Film)
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Rant and his daughter, Julia, two stranded thespians, pick up an old newspaper and read of a wonderful mummy...
Director: Pat Hartigan
 
12.
La momie (1913 Short Film)
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Director: Louis Feuillade
 
13.
The Egyptian Mummy (1913 Short Film)
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Professor Howe doesn't approve of his daughter's boyfriend. When the crated mummy of Rameses III arrives...
Director: Pat Hartigan
 
14.
When Soul Meets Soul (1913 Short Film)
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An archeologist discovers an ancient parchment inside a mummy case, and realizes that he is the reincarnation of the lover of an Egyptian princess who took her own life many centuries earlier.
 
15.
The Mummy (1914 Short Film)
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16.
The Egyptian Mummy (1914 Short Film)
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In order to make money, a man hires a bum to pretend to be a mummy, so he can sell the "body" for scientific experiments. (15 mins.)
Director: Lee Beggs
“ A mummy comes to life, but it is all OK as it was a conman in bandages all along. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
18.
The Necklace of Rameses (1914 Short Film)
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Director: Charles Brabin
 
19.
Through the Centuries (1914 Short Film)
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Director: Fred Huntley
 
20.
Oh! You Mummy (1914 Short Film)
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21.
The Live Mummy (1915 Short Film)
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A man poses as an Egyptian mummy to fool a scientist.
 
23.
“ Another man-disguised-as-mummy film. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
24.
Too Much Elixir of Life (1915 Short Film)
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Director: Bruce Mitchell
 
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26.
A Terrible Tragedy (1916 Short Film)
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Reporter Emile Scribbler discovers a gang of subversives, but they capture him and imprison him in a box...
 
27.
The Elixir of Life (1916 Short Film)
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Director: Allen Curtis
 
28.
The Missing Mummy (1916 Short Film)
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29.
The Perils of Pork Pie (1916 Short Film)
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A man dreams he buys the British Museum where a mummy revives and makes him a pharaoh.
Director: W.P. Kellino
 
31.
Mercy, the Mummy Mumbled (1918 Short Film)
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A professor of Egyptology seeks a mummy for experimentation. A young man devises a scheme to give the professor his desire in hopes of winning the hand in marriage of the teacher's daughter. (11 mins.)
Director: R.G. Phillips
 
35.
“ Carter-inspired mummy comedy (mumedy?). ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
36.
King Tut-Ankh-Amen's Eighth Wife (1923)
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38.
Mummy Love (1926 Short Film)
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Director: Marcel Perez
 
39.
Made for Love (1926)
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A young woman visits her boyfriend, an archaeologist, at the site in Egypt where he is digging up ancient artifacts... (72 mins.)
Director: Paul Sloane
 
40.
Mummy O'Mine (1926 Short Film)
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41.
The Ghoul (1933)
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An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb. (77 mins.)
Director: T. Hayes Hunter
“ The film is public domain. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
42.
The Magic Mummy (1933 Short Film)
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Tom and Jerry are police officers, driving around in their car and enjoying listening to some music on their police radio... (7 mins.)
 
43.
My Mummy's Arms (1934 Short Film)
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(19 mins.)
Director: Ralph Staub
 
44.
Mummy's Boys (1936)
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(68 mins.)
Director: Fred Guiol
 
45.
We Want Our Mummy (1939 Short Film)
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The stooges go to Egypt in search of the mummy of king Rootin-Tootin for which a museum will pay a $5000 prize... (18 mins.)
Director: Del Lord
 
46.
The Mummy's Hand (1940)
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An ancient mummy is revived to destroy the invaders of the 3,000 year-old tomb of an Egyptian princess. (67 mins.)
Director: Christy Cabanne
“ The film is public domain. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
47.
The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
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A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill those who had desecrated the tomb of an Egyptian princess thirty years earlier. (60 mins.)
Director: Harold Young
 
48.
The Mummy Strikes (1943 Short Film)
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While investigating an egyptologist's mysterious death, Superman must battle dangerous mummies. (8 mins.)
Director: I. Sparber
 
49.
The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
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An Egyptian priest travels to America in search of the bodies of an Egyptian princess and her living, mummified guardian, with consequences. (61 mins.)
Director: Reginald LeBorg
 
50.
The Mummy's Curse (1944)
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An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier. (60 mins.)
Director: Leslie Goodwins
 
51.
Mummy's Dummies (1948 Short Film)
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Set in ancient Egypt, the stooges run a used chariot lot where they unload defective chariots on unsuspecting customers... (16 mins.)
Director: Edward Bernds
 
52.
Your Show Time (1949 TV Series)
Episode: The Mummy's Foot (1949)
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Filmed dramas of famous literary short stories by authors such as Guy de Maupassant, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, etc. (30 mins.)
 
53.
Tales of Tomorrow (1951 TV Series)
Episode: The Tomb of King Taurus (1952)
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Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes. (25 mins.)
 
54.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
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Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy. (79 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
55.
Sherlock Holmes (1954 TV Series)
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Sherlock Holmes helps one of Dr. Watson's old friends by explaining the source of an odd noise in the man's home, but in doing so Holmes uncovers a more serious mystery. (30 mins.)
 
56.
The Mickey Rooney Show (1954 TV Series)
Episode: Mickey and the Mummy (1955)
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An Egyptian mummy is an unexpected source of help as Mickey tries to apprehend jewel smugglers. (30 mins.)
 
57.
Pharaoh's Curse (1957)
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Archaeologists in Egypt find one of their crew has been turned into a blood sucking mummy after they... (66 mins.)
Director: Lee Sholem
 
58.
La momia azteca (1957)
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Experimenting in hypnotic regression to past lives, Dr. Almada discovers that his fiancée, Flor, is... (80 mins.)
Director: Rafael Portillo
“ aka Attack of the Aztec Mummy ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
59.
La maldición de la momia azteca (1957)
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The evil Dr. Krupp, once again trying to get possession of the Aztec princess Xochitl's jewels, hypnotizes her current reincarnation... (65 mins.)
Director: Rafael Portillo
“ aka The Curse of the Aztec Mummy

Edited from Attack of the Aztec Mummy.

The film is public domain. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
60.
The Aztec Mummy Against the Humanoid Robot (1958)
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A mad doctor builds a robot in order to steal a valuable Aztec treasure from a tomb guarded by a centuries-old living mummy. (65 mins.)
Director: Rafael Portillo
“ aka The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy

The film is public domain. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
61.
El castillo de los monstruos (1958)
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A couple are forced to stay in a scary castle, and the castle is filled with monsters! (90 mins.)
Director: Julián Soler
“ aka The Castle of the Monsters ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
62.
Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)
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A stone-encrusted body is unearthed at Pompeii, and people left alone with it keep dying of crushed skulls... (67 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
63.
The Mummy (1959)
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In 1895, British archaeologists find and open the tomb of Egyptian Princess Ananka with nefarious consequences. (86 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
64.
I Was a Teenage Mummy (1962)
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(90 mins.)
 
65.
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
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When European Egyptologists Dubois, Giles and Bray discover the tomb of the Egyptian prince Ra, American... (78 mins.)
 
66.
Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
If you've ever longed for a movie about wrestling women who take on various monsters, this is it! Xochitl... (85 mins.)
Director: René Cardona
“ aka Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
67.
Attack of the Mayan Mummy (1964 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
Following the death of his sister, who was co-director with him of the Cowan Research Center in Pasadena... (77 mins.)
 
68.
Face of the Screaming Werewolf (1964)
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Experimenting in hypnotic regression to past lives, Dr. Edmund Redding of the Cowan Institute in Pasadena... (60 mins.)
 
69.
Kiss Me Quick! (1964)
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Sterilox, asexual ambassador from a distant planet, comes down to earth in search of feminine breeding stock... (70 mins.)
Director: Seymour Tuchus
 
70.
Jonny Quest (1964 TV Series)
Episode: The Curse of Anubis (1964)
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A plot to frame Dr. Quest for the theft of a national Egyptian treasure awakens an ancient mummy to dog the steps of the true culprits. (30 mins.)
 
71.
Orgy of the Dead (1965)
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John and his girlfriend Shirley go in search of a cemetary in order to inspire John for writing his next horror story... (92 mins.)
Director: A.C. Stephen
 
72.
The Munsters (1964 TV Series)
Episode: Mummy Munster (1965)
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After Herman takes one sleeping pill, he accidentally falls asleep inside of an Egyptian sarcophagus. (30 mins.)
 
73.
The Mummy's Ghost (1966 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Nine minutes extracted from The Mummy's Ghost (1944) for the pre-VCR 16mm home movie market (9 mins.)
 
74.
The Mummy's Shroud (1967)
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In 1920 an archaeological expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian child prince. Returning home with their discovery... (90 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
 
75.
Mad Monster Party? (1967)
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When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster... (94 mins.)
Director: Jules Bass
 
76.
The New Adventures of Superman (1966 TV Series)
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An Egyptian sorcerer in mummified form attacks Lois and Superman. Avian beings must raid outside farmlands for survival because a gold raider named Trask and his henchmen hold their populace hostage. (30 mins.)
 
77.
The Mummy and the Curse of the Jackals (1969)
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A mummy battles a jackal-man in Las Vegas. (86 mins.)
Director: Oliver Drake
 
78.
Assignment Terror (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer earth by praying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead... (85 mins.)
“ aka Los Monstruos del Terror ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
79.
Bizarre (1970)
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A brainy sex flick with a sense of humor, the film begins with a narrator/mummy who guides us through... (92 mins.)
Director: Antony Balch
 
80.
Mystery and Imagination (1966 TV Series)
Episode: Curse of the Mummy (1970)
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An archaeologist unearths the mummy of an Egyptian queen. He doesn't realize that his daughter has a strong resemblance to the dead queen, and soon the mummy awakens. Complications ensue. (75 mins.)
 
81.
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)
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An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers... (94 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
“ Based on the Bram Stoker novel The Jewel of Seven Stars. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
82.
“ aka Santo and the Vengeance of the Mummy ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
83.
The Mummy's Revenge (1975)
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Paul Naschy's Spanish version of "The Mummy". (91 mins.)
Director: Carlos Aured
“ aka The Mummy's Revenge ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
84.
The Cat Creature (1973 TV Movie)
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When a rich man dies, some items from a collection of his are stolen- an ancient Egyptian gold amulet and the mummy that was wearing it... (72 mins.)
 
85.
Love Brides of the Blood Mummy (1973)
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A revived mummy needs the blood of young women to slake his thirst. (83 mins.)
Director: Ken Ruder
“ aka Love Brides of the Blood Mummy ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
86.
Vudú sangriento (1974)
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The mummy of long dormant, but powerful Caribbean voodoo priest Gatanebo gets revived on a luxury South... (88 mins.)
Director: M. Caño
“ aka Voodoo Black Exorcist ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
87.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
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The Doctor and Sarah are drawn off course and, instead of UNIT HQ, they arrive on the same site in 1911. (45 mins.)
 
88.
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
After an archeological expedition discovers the tomb of the Egyptian king Tutankhamen, many of the scientists, engineers and workmen begin mysteriously dying off. (98 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
89.
The Awakening (1980)
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An archeologist discovers his daughter is possessed by the spirit of an Egyptian queen. To save mankind he must destroy her. (105 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ Based on the Bram Stoker novel The Jewel of Seven Stars. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
90.
Dawn of the Mummy (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
A group of fashion models disturb the tomb of a mummy and revive an ancient curse. Along with the mummy rising, slaves who were buried in the desert thousands of years before, also rise, with a craving for human flesh. (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Agrama
 
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92.
Sphinx (1981)
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Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs - murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse! (118 mins.)
 
93.
Time Walker (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
An alien, buried in King Tut's tomb, terrorizes a college campus. (83 mins.)
Director: Tom Kennedy
 
94.
The Secret of the Mummy (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Laughed at when he announced the discovery of the elixer of life, a scientist Professor Expedito Vitus... (85 mins.)
Director: Ivan Cardoso
“ aka The Secret of the Mummy ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
95.
Scarab (1983 Video)
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A former Nazi seeking to gain new power attempts to resurrect an ancient Egyptian god.
 
96.
The Monster Squad (1987)
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A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. (82 mins.)
Director: Fred Dekker
 
97.
The Outing (1987)
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An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman's house. They are killed and the lamp is moved to a museum to be studied... (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Daley
 
98.
Waxwork (1988)
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A wax museum owner uses his horror exhibits to unleash evil on the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Anthony Hickox
 
99.
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Scooby Doo and the gang visited a haunted school. After the girls are kidnapped, it's up to Scooby and the gang to save them. (92 mins.)
 
100.
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to Scooby, Scrappy and his girlfriend to help him win the contest. (92 mins.)
Director: Ray Patterson