Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. See more »
George Zucco confirms that while it didn't kill him (being set afire at the end of The Mummy's Hand), it "maimed and distorted" the mummy, which neatly explains why Lon Chaney Jr. looks nothing like Tom Tyler, it does not explain why the wrappings on Chaney's mummy are not even singed. See more »
Now swear by the sacred gods of Egypt, that you will never rest until the last remaining member of the Banning family is destroyed.
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a slight step down in quality but still wonderful fun
Okay, so this is pretty familiar stuff once again--you know, mad Egyptian cult leader and his resurrection of a mummy to exact revenge on those who have desecrated ancient tombs. About the only big differences here are having Lon Chaney, Jr. play the mummy for the first time and the action is moved to America (despite this making little sense). While this is far from the best mummy film, it is good old fashioned fun and I enjoy this much more than the overly special effects enhanced mummy films of the last decade because of the fun factor. The campiness and the whole ambiance are just so wonderful--and they remind you that the term "B-movie" isn't such a bad thing. Watch it and let yourself go--and have FUN!
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