A dedicated actor in a realistic mummy costume that he can't take off is shooting a movie in a swamp. When he hears his wife is in labor, he runs towards the town but the local rednecks think he's the real deal and form a posse.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Harrison ...
Willie Joe
Librarian (as Lucy Lee Flippen)
William Frankfather ...
Arnold Johnson ...
Town Sage
Michael Zand ...
Ra Amin Ka
Old Grave Robber
Billy Beck ...
Old Blind Man
Brian Bradley ...
Ruta Mae
Assistant Director (as Pamela Seamon)
Freckle-Faced Boy (as Elden Ratliff)


An actor (Tom Harrison) dressed as a mummy races from location-filming of a horror movie through a primeval Southern swamp to reach his wife, who is about to give birth. But the locals believe in the eerie legend of Ra Amin Ka, and when they encounter the panicked, bandaged performer, they are positive he is the real deal. Written by myrthuen@hotmail.com

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27 October 1985 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The chapter is reportedly inspired by a real life event that happened when a fully costumed Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein monster traveled to the hospital where he had just become a father. See more »


[first lines]
[a small crowd starts attacking a mummy in a forest]
Crowd leader: Kill the monster!
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Brash and overbearing
10 November 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

MUMMY DADDY is an early episode of AMAZING STORIES and a brash, overbearing comedy about a film crew shooting a horror movie. The director of said film crew is none other than Bronson Pinchot, that annoying French guy who turned up in a few films from the era. The lead actor is a mummy who never gets the chance to take his costume off, but when familial obligations force him to leave the set and visit a local town, the locals mistake him for the real deal.

Yep, this tale is as dumb as it sounds and it has the kind of loud, overbearing character humour that only Americans are going to enjoy. Me, I found it overbearing and annoying, with never a line spoken when it could be shouted instead, and lots of nonsense loaded in to take your mind of the paucity of the situation. This was directed by William Dear, who once made NORTHVILLE CEMETERY MASSACRE before lapsing into family-friendly fare for the rest of his Hollywood career. Watch out for Brion James in a typical thuggish role.

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