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)
Arnold Johnson ...
Town Sage
Michael Zand ...
Ra Amin Ka
Old Grave Robber
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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Release Date:

27 October 1985 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This episode is reportedly inspired by a real life event that took place in Los Angeles, California on November 23, 1938. During the filming of Son of Frankenstein (1939), Boris Karloff, in full make up and costume as the Frankenstein Monster, traveled to the hospital where his daughter Sara Karloff had just been born. See more »


[first lines]
[a small crowd starts attacking a mummy in a forest]
Crowd leader: Kill the monster!
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We watch this 1/2 hour sleeper once each year! Amazing!
20 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We didn't get too excited about any other Amazing Stories episodes except this one. Just one time, and we were smitten! It instantly became a FAVORITE! It's funny all the way through every time. The plot is ingenious with lots of humorous cuts on human behavior - crowd behavior, hopefully overdone compared to reality. Tom Harrison does very well as the Mummy. Even though you never see his face, his actions and words and tones of voice are hilarious, clever, and convincingly serious. The setting is eerie - with darkness, fog, realistic swamp, graveyard, small-town setting, etc. This is a see watch at least once - to see if you are like our whole family - ready to watch it again about once each year.

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