The Mummy (1932)
Director: Karl Freund
Main Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann
Storyline: In a field expedition some people discover and uncover the tomb of an ancient Egyptian prince named Im-Ho-Tep. They find out he was buried alive due to sacrilege and an evil scroll was buried with him called the Scroll of Thoth. The scroll is read out loud and the prince comes back to live as a walking mummy. He searches the world looking for his long lost ancient princess love that has been reincarnated as a young woman.
Review(Spoils): Boris Karloff takes to the stag again but this time as the mummy Im-Ho-Tep. He does an amazing job playing the mummy character with dry whisper voice and the dried up make-up is awesome. This is what movie monsters are all about. Even outside of the mummy make-up when he is playing the part of the disguised prince you can still feel the power and the energy of his dark side. Boris Karloff has done it again for Universal films.
The scenery is well done as they needed to capture the hot desert home of the great pyramid tombs and sphinx that lead to the burial of the ancient prince and princess.
The beautiful and classy Zita Johann who plays Helen Grosvenordoes a great job as she is being tormented by the mummy and his belief that she is the reincarnation of his lost love. She is fighting with the will to live another life and let the past be the past. I do not understand why she did not do much acting after this film.
Rating: I’m going to be honest it is not the best of the Universal horror films but it does deserve credit when credit is due and its way better than the CGI piece of shit that released with the Rock. This is the way movies are suppose to be made with make-up and sweat!