6.4/10
137
7 user

Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (1999)

History of mummy films and history of the infamous curse.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: David J. Skal
Stars: Rudy Behlmer, David J. Skal, Ian McKellen
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This is a documentary on the making of the masterpiece "Frankenstein" from 1931. Every aspect of the above movie is covered and detailed. From the initial involvement from director Robert ... See full summary »

Director: David J. Skal
Stars: David J. Skal, Rudy Behlmer, Sara Karloff
The Road to Dracula (Video 1999)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A look at the history of the infamous vampire Dracula, and how the original 1931 film came to be.

Director: David J. Skal
Stars: Carla Laemmle, Clive Barker, Bob Madison
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: David J. Skal
Stars: David J. Skal, David J. Schow, Ben Chapman
The Mummy (1932)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A living mummy stalks the beautiful woman he believes is the reincarnation of his lover.

Director: Karl Freund
Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners
Documentary | Horror | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Starting with The Wolf Man (in 1941), Universal Studios made five movies featuring The Wolf Man, a character portrayed by Lon Chaney, Jr. Monster by Moonlight! explores these movies. Rick ... See full summary »

Director: David J. Skal
Stars: John Landis, Rick Baker, Curt Siodmak
Certificate: Passed Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Harold Young
Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Dick Foran, John Hubbard
Documentary | Horror | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Documentary about the making of 1935's "Bride of Frankenstein."

Director: David J. Skal
Stars: Joe Dante, Christopher Bram, Scott MacQueen
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted.

Director: Frank Perry
Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest
Universal Horror (TV Movie 1998)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A documentary examining the early days of horror films, particularly those crafted at Universal Studios during the 1930s.

Director: Kevin Brownlow
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Christopher Adamson, John Augur
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself / Host
Paul M. Jensen ...
Himself
John Balderston Jr. ...
Himself (as John Balderston)
Sara Karloff ...
Herself
...
Himself
David Del Valle ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Peter (archive footage)
...
Amina Mansouri (archive footage)
...
Himself (Screenwriter) (archive footage)
...
Ali (archive footage)
...
Banning Caretaker (archive footage)
...
Yousef Bey (archive footage)
...
Kharis (archive footage)
...
Princess Ananka (archive footage)
...
High Priest (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

History of mummy films and history of the infamous curse.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 November 2002 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Rakas muumio  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This documentary is featured on both the Classic Monster Collection and Monster Legacy Collection DVDs for The Mummy (1932). See more »

Connections

Edited from The Mummy's Ghost (1944) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Making of Universal's The Mummy
20 October 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (1999)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Nice documentary that was originally released on Universal's DVD of THE MUMMY (1932). The documentary takes various historians and discusses the troubled making of the 1932 film that featured Boris Karloff in his first monster role after becoming a star in FRANKENSTEIN. The documentary covers the painful make-up, the leading ladies hatred for the director and we then get to hear about the sequels that would follow in the 1940s. Historian Rudy Behlmer hosts this documentary and fans of the film are certainly going to eat this up since we get the perfect mixture of clips as well as some great interviews. We get to hear from Sara Karloff who shares her thoughts on the film as well as her memories of what her father told her about it. Rick Baker has some nice comments on the make up in the film and we have others like David Del Valle adding some nice touches. Some could argue that the sequels deserved their own documentary but I think they're given some nice attention here, although I'll admit that I'd like to have heard some of the experts opinions on Chaney, Jr. in the role.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?